Meghan stimulated patron of National Theatre

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The Duchess of Sussex has been induced patron of the National Theatre as well as three other organisations.

Meghan’s first sole royal patronages will also champion education, women’s employment and animal welfare.

The Duchess, who is a former actress, has taken on honorary roles with Mayhew, Smart Works, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Kensington Palace said.

A royal patronage can help promote the profile of good causes.

Why do charities want a royal patron ? Image caption Meghan visited the Smart Works charity just after her patronage was announced Mayhew is an animal welfare charity set up in 1886 which helps cats and dogs through community initiatives and veterinary care. It also works with homelessness charities in London to make sure people and their puppies can be kept together. The National Theatre( NT) aims to make world-class theatre for everyone. The NT’s learning and participation programmes subsistence young people’s creativity across the UK. Smart Works offer high-quality clothes and one-to-one interview preparation to unemployed women. They can be referred from jobcentres, prisons, care homes, homeless shelters, work programmes, and mental health charities. The Association of Commonwealth Universities( ACU) describes itself as the world’s first and oldest international university network. It supports the development of higher education across the Commonwealth. Image caption The Duchess helped pick out jewellery for women at Smart Works

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