Meghan Markle announces patronages

The Duchess said she is ‘delighted’ to become patron of both national and grassroots organisations

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has officially announced her patronages following a leak earlier that accidentally revealed her patronage of The National Theatre.

The Queen has passed on two patronages to the Duchess of Sussex –The National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities. The Queen has held the roles for 45 and 33 years respectively. Markle will also take on patronage of two additional charities as part of her official working portfolio – Smart Works and Mayhew.

The Duchess said she is “delighted” to become patron of both national and grassroots organisations, and is “very much looking forward to working with them to bring wider public attention to their causes”.

Over the last year, Markle has held meetings and conducted private visits with each of these organisations. It is said the Duchess will today (10 January) visit Smart Works and over the next few weeks will undertake public visits to the other three organisations.

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