Far before she became Duke of Sussex, Meghan Markle was committed to social justice: in Rwanda, for example, she fought for clean drinking water. As Prince Harry's wife, the 37-year-old is also involved in the name of the British royal family: Kensington Palace has announced that the Duchess has assumed patronage of four UK institutions.
For two, the National Theater and the Commonwealth University Association, she replaces Queen Elizabeth II, who has served as a patron for decades. In addition, the Duchess supports the animal welfare organization "Mayhew" and the "Smart Works" facility, which promotes women in the labor market. The duchess should be particularly close to this topic: As a UN ambassador, she has been promoting gender equality for many years.
"We are very proud to legitimize the values of the Duchess of Sussex, and we are delighted that she has chosen Mayhew for her message," writes the animal welfare organization on their website. Rufus Norris, director of the National Theater, said of the new cartridge: "The Duchess shares our deep conviction that theater has the power to bring people from different backgrounds and backgrounds together."
Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess is looking forward to her new responsibilities. With them she is now visible as a representative of the royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan were married in May last year. They expect their first child in the spring.