Meghan Markle announces royal patronages for the arts, women, education and animals

See the First Photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Cotswolds Home

See the First Photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Cotswolds Home

The Duchess of Sussex is to become the patron of four charities supporting vulnerable women, education, the arts and animals, Kensington Palace announced Thursday.

Prince Harry is reportedly feeling responsible for pregnant wife Meghan Markle's unhappiness as she deals with negative stories in the press. The three other organisations are The National Theatre, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Mayhew.

She will also work with Smart Works, a women's employment charity, and Mayhew, an animal charity.

"Over the previous year, Her Royal Highness has held meetings and conducted private visits with each of these organisations", Kensington Palace said.

Rufus Norris, director of the National Theatre said: "It is a privilege to welcome The Duchess of Sussex as our new patron".

Meghan began her public charitable work in the United Kingdom soon after she Wednesday Prince Harry in May.

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The Duchess of Sussex has just revealed her first solo royal patronages, which will be the focus of her charitable and humanitarian work, and there are four of them-all dealing with issues the mom-to-be is passionate about.

When it comes to royal mistakes, it's quite a biggie, considering these are Meghan's first-ever royal patronages given to her by the Queen and there was growing interest over what they would be.

The charity's work includes rehoming dogs and cats while a network of welfare officers rescue animals every day. It also emerged during her visit that Meghan has been there several times - and even gave some women coaching before a job interview.

During her royal outing, the former Suits star took the time to greet members, listen to what they do, and spoke about the importance of helping other women.

She started campaigning for gender equality at an early age, writing to the then USA first lady, Hillary Clinton, at the age of 11, lamenting a washing-up liquid's TV ad strapline: "Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans".

Meghan's preference for eco-friendly clothing has already earned her the title of "Green Princess", so it's little surprise she is bringing the Windsors into the 21 century with an environmentally conscious fit out in her new home.

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