The Queen Just Gave Megan Markle Her First Official Royal Job and It Involves Acting
Meghan Markle is no stranger to royal duties. In fact, before she and Prince Harry married in May 2018 — the Suits alum was already embarking on royal tours and attending various charity events with the prince. Now, as an official royal with a royal baby on the way, Queen Elizabeth II has finally given Duchess Meghan Markle her first official royal job –called a royal patronage.
Markle has been trying to carve out a space for herself in the middle of the chaotic royal family. She’s begun working with Hubb Community Kitchen which was started by a group of women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Now, her first official royal patronage will take the former actress back to her roots.
A royal patronage with The National Theather
Essentially a royal patronage involves a member of the royal family lending their name officially to a charity/organization. Queen Elizabeth II has assigned Meghan Markle her first offical patronage, and it fits her perfectly. According to Daily Mail, The Duchess of Sussex has been given the National Theater as her first super official royal organization.
Though the appointment hasn’t officially been announced just yet, Daily Mail reports that they expect Kensington Palace to formally announce it in the next few days. The queen has been thinking long and hard about which patronage to assign her new granddaughter, and she felt that with Markle’s acting background, the National Theater is a perfect git. Apparently, it’s also a massive sign of the queen’s confidence in the Duchess of Sussex.
Like she does with everything else — Markle has already jumped into her royal patronage head first. She has already had her first meeting with the National Theater’s director, Rufus Norris.
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"To the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this adventure with you. I am so privileged to know you. I'm so excited to see the projects you're going to continue to do in your own community, the community at large, and also how you're going to inspire people globally by sharing your stories and your recipes." — The Duchess of Sussex with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, as they celebrate the launch of ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’. #CookTogether.
A notorious work ethic
Though she’s entering her third trimester with her pregnancy– Markle has not slowed down. Her worth ethic has been notorious for members of British royal staff. Daily Mail reported, “It is said palace staff have never experienced anything remotely like Meghan’s formidable work ethic, matched only by the incessant stream of ideas about how to shape her role. Though the aides see her enthusiasm as well-meaning, her up and at ’em West Coast energy is an uncomfortable fit with the more formal ethos of some of the palace staff.”
Markle has also been a major champion for women’s rights, so we think the patronage with the National Theather will be just the first of many patronages that Markle is connected with in years to come.
With a new patronage, a new baby, and planning her and Prince Harry’s move to Frogmore House it looks like Markle’s schedule will be jam-packed for quite some time.
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