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Old 09-30-2018, 06:21 AM
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The Duchess of Sussex's Charities and Patronages


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Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
Announced January 10, 2019
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Patron of Mayhew
Announced January 10, 2019
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Royal Patron of The National Theatre
Announced January 10, 2019
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Royal Patron of Smart Works
Announced January 10, 2019
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:27 PM
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The Duchess of Sussex Patronageís

https://twitter.com/hannah_furness/s...791858690?s=21

Looks like the National Theatre is announcing ahead of everyone else.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:32 PM
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Congrats to her. It is a great fit. I guess we will learn more tomorrow when they official announce it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:47 PM
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I seems to be an oopsie from IT.


But that's not a surprise really.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:03 PM
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I seems to be an oopsie from IT.


But that's not a surprise really.
Meghan's appointment makes sense given her background, but it certainly wasn't a sure-thing. Several forum members expressed doubt when we first heard rumors about it last year. For example:
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I suspect this will be the way she starts off [as patron to a smaller organzation, not the National Theatre]. Not to say in a few years she won't be connected to a major theater but not initially, IMO. Meghan meeting with head of a organization is a great way to get information and maybe talk of a future collaboration.
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Iím pretty sure the only person to become the next patron of the National Theatre is Prince/King Charles. I donít thing anything less than the monarch or consort will be considered for such a prominent institution.
I imagine Meghan and other royals will be involved with specific projects, but not become official patrons.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:11 PM
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It just goes to show that royal watchers should never presume that they know anything as a certainty.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:24 PM
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Now that the National Theatre is settled. I wonder which other organizations will she take on? Roya Nikkhah specifically mentioned Royal Theatre, ACU, and Campaign for Female Education last month. Those are the meetings that we know about. There are reports that she had about 100 meetings with organizations prior to marriage (Campaign being one of them that we found out later). So it'll be interesting.
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I wonder if additional patronages will be announced tomorrow. I think they had announced about 5 for Kate the first time.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:04 PM
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Well the cat's out of the bag about Meghan's patronage of the National Theater, but I don't think the leak was an accident. The artistic director wanted NT not to seem elitist so they dropped Royal from the title. It wants to be inclusive. The leak is not an IT oops, it was meant to create buzz.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:27 PM
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I wonder if additional patronages will be announced tomorrow. I think they had announced about 5 for Kate the first time.
I think more will be announced tomorrow. Just this patronage was accidentally made ahead of time.
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Delighted for her, it must be a pleasure for her.

Delighted for her, it must be close to her heart !
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I've seen it said there may be more announced tomorrow..but I'm not sure on that.



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Old 01-09-2019, 09:41 PM
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I've seen it said there may be more announced tomorrow..but I'm not sure on that.



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I donít think they will just announce one patronage tomorrow. There should be more announcements coming.
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The NT announcement was dated for tomorrow but I guess someone got jumpy.

It seemed the director especially lobbied hard for this. After his interview in the TG in December, I figured this was a strong contender. Thrilled to see her step into this role.
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I also wonder if any of the organizations they are visiting next Monday would be one of the patronages?
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:56 AM
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Great to have it confirmed

I look forward to hearing her other patronages.
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Meghan Markle announced four patronages today.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...mpression=true
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:24 AM
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Four patronages:
-the National Theatre
-the Association of Commonwealth Universities
-Mayhew, and
-Smart Works.

The first two are being passed down from the Queen. She’s visiting Smart Works today.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:42 AM
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Perfect choices and a surprise engagement. What a way to announce.

I love the full press release.

https://www.royal.uk/duchess-sussex-...ces-patronages
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Very pleased that she's taking on Smart Works. It's a wonderful charity & I'm sure they'll benefit enormously from her patronage.
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