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Very well-balanced: 4 different themes associated with her known interests. Two of them taken over from the queen and two new ones. Well done!
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:21 AM
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Very fitting patronages, and a great announcement, with a surprise visit.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:43 AM
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This is a very nice combination indeed to begin with. (Of course more will come as the years progress.) The Association of Commonwealth Universities is a very appropriate patronage as it fits in with Harry's Commonwealth Youth Ambassadorship and will be utilised in future tours of the Commonwealth, I'm sure. I think it's great!
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FABULOUS! A wonderful mix of established patronages and unknown grassroots ones! And what a great show of confidence that the Queen passes on 2 of her patronages to Meghan and she hasn't been a royal for a year yet!

What I love about this announcement of her patronages is that it also highlights her own charity work pre-royal life. For example, I didn't know that she volunteered at a theatre for underprivileged children in LA! Amazing that this is exactly what the National Theatre is trying to do currently....make the theatre more accessible for the less fortunate.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:51 AM
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She is such a pro ! What a wonderful PR release which not only gives us an insight into what she has done since becoming a royal/ royal to be (just like the Hubb she has made frequent visits to SmartWorks and no one knew!) but also into her past work as a student etc. Michelle Obama truly said it best when she talked about how every little thing you do/practice in your youth prepares you for where you want to be.

So so proud of what an amazing woman the DoS is and what she will work on and achieve in her role - even if I wished she had a better stylist & tailor haha
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:53 AM
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It seems HM has great faith in her as both an effective speaker and worker. The two Patronages handed down from her are surprisingly high profile which really speaks to HM's holding Meghan in high regard firmly squelching any lingering questions about Meghan's character and sweeping any remnants of the vile gossip on the last few months out the door and firmly closing it.

The two Patronages chosen by Meghan reflect her stated vision and where she really feels she can make a difference.

A brilliant start.
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FABULOUS! A wonderful mix of established patronages and unknown grassroots ones! And what a great show of confidence that the Queen passes on 2 of her patronages to Meghan and she hasn't been a royal for a year yet!

What I love about this announcement of her patronages is that it also highlights her own charity work pre-royal life. For example, I didn't know that she volunteered at a theatre for underprivileged children in LA! Amazing that this is exactly what the National Theatre is trying to do currently....make the theatre more accessible for the less fortunate.
Yes an old picture of her speaking at a school was found. I know she used to do video chat calls to students as well. A few of them are on the internet.

Here is picture - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwdtibiVAAAk5oT.jpg:large
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Well it’s only been in the last 2 and a half years HM has started handing down patronages. Meghan has joined the family as the DoE has retired and the Queen is slowing down.

There’s going to many patronage changes over the course of the next year.

One thing I will say is for all the virtue signaling Meghan does as a ‘feminist’ , I’m kind of surprised they didn’t double down more on that.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:15 AM
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The Duchess of Sussex visiting Smart Works at St Charles Hospital in London today, January 10:


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Nice video of her at Smart Works. My goodness her bump has grown.

Meghan has also been working with them for almost a year.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:17 AM
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What a nice first list of charities for HRH. Very nice and it speaks volumes that Her Majesty has handed down 2 patronage’s to Meghan. I’m looking forward to seeing her carry out the work on behalf of her patronage’s.
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Wonderful choices of patronages for Meghan; two passed on from the queen shows a vote of confidence. Of course some are raging online about Meghan's patronages but let them. Congrats Ma'am.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:37 AM
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Well done, Meghan!
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:42 AM
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I love the first four of Meghan's charities. They're a great mix and seem like ones she can really be hands-on with.

I find it funny that she's been meeting with them in private and no one had any clue! She's been working with Smart Works for a year! A year!

What's even more interesting is that the only one we knew about was the National Theatre, because it was in the Court Circular. They could have kept it private, as well.

I'm so happy and proud of her!
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:55 AM
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Four very nice patronages! The National Theatre comes as no surprise, and Meghan is certainly the logical person to take it on. The other three patronages are also a wonderful beginning, and I'm looking forward to seeing her involvement with them.
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I love the first four of Meghan's charities. They're a great mix and seem like ones she can really be hands-on with.

I find it funny that she's been meeting with them in private and no one had any clue! She's been working with Smart Works for a year! A year!

What's even more interesting is that the only one we knew about was the National Theatre, because it was in the Court Circular. They could have kept it private, as well.

I'm so happy and proud of her!
We had clues about ACU as well, but I didn’t think she’d get to long time patronage’s from HMQ at the very beginning. I was suspicious when she went to the ACU meeting after she presented the two grants in Fiji from them. And yes, so much for palace sources. Not a clue on something she’s been doing for a damn year.
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We had clues about ACU as well, but I didn’t think she’d get to long time patronage’s from HMQ at the very beginning. I was suspicious when she went to the ACU meeting after she presented the two grants in Fiji from them. And yes, so much for palace sources. Not a clue on something she’s been doing for a damn year.
Yes, thank you! I completely forgot about her meeting (and the photos) of her with the ACU.

A year! I wonder who else she's meeting with that we won't find out about until the summer
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:03 AM
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Private visits are almost never reported in the press. All royals do ‘behind the scenes’ research. Just yesterday, Camilla Tominey was talking about Kate making visits to patronages that aren’t reported. It’s pretty par for the course.

Meghan is following in the tried and true practices of royals who have come before her.
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Yes, thank you! I completely forgot about her meeting (and the photos) of her with the ACU.

A year! I wonder who else she's meeting with that we won't find out about until the summer
Can't be that surprised considering she did an entire book roll out without anyone in the media having any idea.

Private engagements are not uncommon but I do think it is funny they were clueless yet again especially when they act like they know everything she does.
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The national theater I feel should have remained in the hands of a monarch or consort (or future one) as it is a major national organization, rather than be given to a minor royal.

The commonwealth universities would have been a better fit for a royal who actually studied and graduated from a university in a commonwealth country.


Of course that’s just my personal opinion on the matter.
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