Meghan made patron of National Theatre

Meghan Markle

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.

Kensington Palace announced Meghan's official patronages Thursday morning in a statement.

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. She visited the latter on Thursday.

The Queen has passed two of her patronages on to her granddaughter-in-law, including the National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

The National Theatre is being named as one of her patronages in part due to her experience as an actress.

The source also revealed that Meghan is "anxious to learn about royal protocol and takes her new duties very seriously".

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According to The Sun, Harry and Meghan began renting the property early last year on a two-year lease and moved in just before their May wedding.

And the Duchess' passion for women's empowerment will come in handy with her work for Smart Works, an organization that provides support for long-term unemployed women who want to return to work.

The organizations were naturally delighted to have Meghan's endorsement.

Meghan will also be a patron of Mayhew, an animal welfare charity, and Smart Works. As well as a double major in theatre and worldwide relations from Northwestern University, Her Royal Highness volunteered at a performing arts after school programme for children in underprivileged school districts in Los Angeles. Speaking to HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash, Marina explained: "It's amusing, she said previous year, someone was talking about confidence and we asked, 'how do you manage with confidence when you're feeling shy?' And she said, 'I'm about to take my big role, happening now".

"It's not just donating your clothes and seeing where they land, but really being a part of each other's success stories as women, right?" she told the group. "The Duchess' patronage will inspire the women we serve and help them reach for the stars".

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Redwoods Tree Walk in 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand.

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