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

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In response to the negative press attention, a royal insider told Us Weekly: "Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash and she's finding the whole situation incredibly stressful".

Markle will also take on patronage of The Mayhew, an animal welfare charity, and Smart Works, an organisation which aims to empower women by helping unemployed and vulnerable women return to the workplace.

The Sussexes have already hosted some special guests at the residence, including George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, Andrews adds.

The animal welfare charity Mayhew was the first of Meghan's new patronages to publicly comment about the announcement, tweeting about its new royal supporter. In the coming weeks, the Duchess will visit the charities and hold meetings to consolidate her relationships with the organisations.

The Duchess of Sussex's decision to become the royal patron links to her belief in using the arts to bring people from different backgrounds and communities together.

As she greeted Smart Works officials with a kiss on both cheeks, Meghan toted Victoria Beckham's Vanity Box Bag and a pair of beige suede gloves.

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Meghan will have an affinity with the National theatre after spending a decade working in television where she was best known for her role in the hit U.S. legal drama series Suits, playing paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane.

Despite the claims Meghan is feeling down, she and Harry are expecting their first child in spring.

Her role as patron of the National Theatre was accidentally revealed yesterday on the theatre's website.

"An acknowledged champion of women and their rights worldwide, The Duchess will motivate ever more women to come to our centres and get the job that will transform their lives".

'The Queen has held the roles for 45 and 33 years respectively. "We would like to thank Her Majesty The Queen for her support, and we look forward to working closely with The Duchess as our Patron".

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