The Duchess of Sussex announced as Patron for four organisations

Meghan Markle will become a Patron of four organisations, Kensington Palace has announced.

They took to social media to write, ''The Duchess of Sussex will become Patron of four organisations that reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare.''

Over the past year, The Duchess of Sussex has had meetings and private visits with all of these organisations - and they are as follows. 

Smart Works, who have helped long term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the confidence and skills to be successful in job interviews and to return to work.

The Duchess has met with many of the women who have benefited from the charity’s help. 

The second Patronage is The Mayhew, which uses innovative ways to help animals in need through educational initiatives and preventative veterinary care.

The third is the Association of Commonwealth Universities or the ACU.

The ACU advocates accessible education for all. 

It is the world's first and oldest international university network, and the sole organisation representing higher education across 53 Commonwealth countries.

The fourth organisation that Meghan will be the Patron of is The National Theatre.  

The National Theatre wants to make world-class theatre that’s entertaining, inspiring – and for everyone. 

Two of these Patronages have been passed to Meghan from the Queen - those being The National Theatre and The ACU.

The Queen held these Patronages for 45 and 33 years respectively.

We're sure that Meghan will be a huge success working alongside them. 



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