Meghan Markle has been made the Royal Patron of the National Theatre, the position previously held by Queen Elizabeth II.
The Duchess of Sussex has deep roots in the acting world, first training in theatre and then starring in the US TV show Suits, as well as major comedy-hit Horrible Bosses.
Kensington Palace stated “The Duchess is a strong believer in using the arts to bring people from different backgrounds and communities together.” This statement echoes other patronages Megan is part of, including The Association of Commonwealth Universities, Smart Works and Mayhew.
After having met with National Theatre director Rufus Norris, he stated "It is a privilege to welcome The Duchess of Sussex as our new Patron. The Duchess shares our deeply-held conviction that theatre has the power to bring together people from all communities and walks of life.”
Megan Markle is expected to visit the National Theatre in the near future.