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Meghan Markle faces scrutiny in British media See the First Photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Cotswolds Home
Freda Brock | 10 January, 2019, 14:40

"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", a royal insider explained.

Meghan Markle made her name as an actress, campaigner and blogger before marrying Prince Harry in May 2018 and was best known for playing lawyer Rachel Zane in US TV drama Suits.

The palace says the queen "has passed on" the role of patron of the National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Her Royal Highness feels she can use her position to focus attention on, and make a particular difference to these organisations and, more widely, the sectors they each represent.

The 37-year-old has held secret meetings in the past few months with each of the organisations and is wasting no time in hitting the ground running - visiting Smart Works on Thursday.

Meghan has always been a vocal feminist, working with organizations like One World Vision to learn about the challenges women and girls living in Dubai and Mumbai.

Reacting to the news, Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre thanked the Queen for "long and unwavering support and service", and added, "The Duchess shares our deeply-held conviction that theatre has the power to bring together people from all communities and walks of life".

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Within a couple of hours of the announcement by Kensington Palace the duchess visited one of the organisations, Smart Works, which helps vulnerable women gain employment.

Chief executive Kate Stephens said: "We are delighted that the Duchess of Sussex is our royal patron".

Mayhew is an animal welfare charity which helps cats and dogs through community initiatives and veterinary care.

Meghan reportedly has had not had any contact with her dad since before her wedding, when he was caught staging paparazzi photos for money.

Meghan will continue in her role as joint-patron for The Royal Foundation, which was set up by Princes William and Harry. The Cotswolds home is meant to act as an interim home base as they await renovations on Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, which will be their new official residence starting this spring.

Meghan Markle has officially been announced as patron of four organisations, taking over two of those from The Queen.

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