Meghan Markle visits Smart Works as first royal patronages are announced

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Harry and Meghan reportedly signed a two-year lease on the new home last May, less than two weeks after their televised wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Acknowledging that Meghan is "definitely bothered by all the reports and speculation", the source also claimed that the Duchess of Sussex has been affected by recent reports portraying her as a social climber. The dress, named the Eliza Dress, is the first maternity dress she's worn since her pregnancy announcement in October.

"Her Royal Highness feels she can use her position to focus attention on, and make a particular difference to these organizations and, more widely, the sectors they each represent".

Now while you can't take this for gospel truth, old wives tales about pregnancy have been circulating for years and although there's no proof they have any real bearing on things, people are interested all the same and royal fans are pretty much obsessed with Meghan Markle's bump.

Meghan was met outside by Juliet Hughes-Hallett, Chair and Founder of Smart Works and when inside was part of a discussion panel with Juliet and other volunteers on their work helping over 11,000 long-term unemployed or vulnerable women return to the workforce.

Having had a successful career as an actress (duh) prior to becoming a royal, we can totally see why The National Theatre was selected as one of her charities.

Buckingham Palace said that "patronages generally reflect the interests of the member of the Royal Family involved".

Meghan, 37, will start the new roles immediately.

(Their first child together is due this spring.) It was previously reported that Harry "wants to escape the goldfish bowl of royal life for the sake of his marriage and his unborn child", according to royal correspondent Rebecca English of The Daily Mail.

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

"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.

Meghan in her role as Rachel Zane in season six of Suits. "This country is still very class-driven and there is a perception, and anything that adds to the perception that this place is not for everyone can be a downfall". "We would like to thank Her Majesty The Queen for her support, and we look forward to working closely with The Duchess as our Patron".

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