Duchess of Sussex backs women, animals, arts in first charity patronages

The other two charities 37-year-old Markle will work with are Smart Works, an organization that provides clothing and job interview training for unemployed and vulnerable women, and Mayhew, a grassroots animal welfare charity. "I very much look forward to working closely with Her Royal Highness in the years to come".

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is ready to get to work.

They are all national and grassroot organizations "that are part of the fabric of the U.K", the palace said.

In the statement announcing her association with the charity, Kensington Palace said the Duchess has always been inspired by helping other women to succeed and even donated her "prom dresses" while at university as part of a project to help young women in underprivileged areas.

With the eyes of the world watching, it would be understandable if the Duchess of Sussex was feeling a little nervous ahead of her royal wedding in May. Queen Elizabeth gifted the estate to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. "Harry feels responsible for Meghan being so miserable", the source said.

Hollywood insiders recently told Vanity Fair that Meghan is "not a person you can actually be friends with" and that the "insanely smart" Duchess "was always to become a household name". Her mom, Doria Ragland, flew from her home in Los Angeles to the United Kingdom to be with her daughter for the launch of the cookbook.

Amanda has explained that the way a woman is carrying her baby can indicate whether she is going to have a baby boy or girl.

Official patronages are a hugely important aspect of what it means to be a royal, according to royal expert Victoria Murphy.

The announcement of her first solo patronages helps to answer the question of how the...

The brothers are "moving in different directions" and there's a lot of tension because of it. Prince Harry is hoping that the two can split into separate houses (House Cambridge and House Sussex) so that he and Meghan Markle can have different royal responsibilities separate from his brother and sister-in-law.

In 2016 the Queen, now aged 92, stepped down as patron from more than 20 national organisations, handing on the roles to other members of the royal family.

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