Meghan Markle takes up royal roles at United Kingdom charities for women, animals

Meghan Markle takes up royal roles at United Kingdom charities for women, animals

The announcement of her first solo patronages helps to answer the question of how the...

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is to become the National Theatre's new Royal Patron, it has been announced.

The Duchess has been holding meetings and private visits with each of the organisations over the previous year, to ensure she picks organisations that will help make a positive difference to the world, Kensington Palace revealed.

Meghan Markle, wife to Britain's Prince Harry has taken up a new role in the royal family by joining four new charities that deal with animal and women welfare.

The other, The Association of Commonwealth Universities, is an organization she visited last month - one of many that she made as she planned her royal work. She has previously advocated for gender equality and improvement of women's education.

After 33 years, the Queen has also passed on her role as Patron the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to her granddaughter-in-law. "Her Royal Highness feels she can use her position to focus attention on, and make a particular difference to these organizations and, more widely, the sectors they each represent".

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At Smart Works, Chair and Founder Juliet Hughes-Hallett, said, "An acknowledged champion of women and their rights worldwide, the Duchess will motivate ever more women to come to our centres and get the job that will transform their lives". The royal also met with women who have benefited from the charity's support and heard about their experiences in finding employment after the programme.

Meghan reportedly has had not had any contact with her dad since before her wedding, when he was caught staging paparazzi photos for money. "The Duchess' patronage will inspire the women we serve and help them reach for the stars".

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began renting the Cotswold's property before their wedding in May last year on a two-year lease.

While Mayhew is a grassroots animal welfare organisation.

The couple are awaiting renovations to be completed on their new home, "Apartment 1" at Kensington Palace - technically a wing of the palace with 21 rooms and adjoining doors to "Apartment 1A" (which belongs to Will and Kate).

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