Meghan Markle has been given not one, not two, but four royal patronages. While it was previously reported that Duchess Meghan would be taking over The National Theatre for The Queen, she will also be taking over The Association of Commonwealth for Her Majesty.
The final two organizations are charities that are near and dear to Meghan. The first is Smart Works which helps “long-term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.” The second is Mayhew, which focuses on improving the lives of cats, dogs and pet owners through public donations.
The new year brings new responsibilities for Duchess Meghan. The newest royal is set to receive her first royal patronage this year and it is rumored to be one that she will enjoy.
According to The Daily Mail, The Queen is set to hand over her patronage of the National Theater.
While the official announcement is set to be made in the next few days, it will clearly be a natural fit for the former actress. Meghan has already had a private meeting with the National Theater’s director Rufus Norris and is excited to get started.
The Queen and Meghan Markle appear to be getting along just fine, despite some procedural snagus. Meg had been told the Queen would be wearing a green hat, the implication being she should wear something similar. But not yet fully on-board with royal protocols, Meg showed up to an event with the Queen sans-hat, and Harry wasn’t there to bail her out. But it appears the mishap had no impact on Meghan’s relationship with her grandmother-in-law. The two shared laughs and whispers during the event.