Meghan Markle's First Royal Patronages Have Been Announced, and They're a Perfect Fit

POPSUGAR Celebrity | 1/10/2019 | Monica Sisavat
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Meghan Markle is kicking off the new year with her first royal patronages! On Thursday, the National Theatre officially declared the Duchess of Sussex as its new royal patron. "The National Theatre is honored to announce that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex has become its Royal Patron. The patronage reflects Her Royal Highness's belief in using the arts to bring people from different backgrounds and communities together," a statement on its website read. There had previously been buzz that Meghan was considering the National Theatre as a patronage after reports surfaced that she recently held a private meeting with National Theatre director Rufus Norris.

The National Theatre patronage was previously held by Queen Elizabeth II (she helped open the theater's building back in 1976), but she has passed it on to Meghan as a continuation of her efforts to scale back on her commitments and introduce...
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