Meghan Markle said to be 'miserable' in new royal role


Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle officially announced key issues she wants to highlight in the new year.

Kensington Palace confirmed Meghan would be visiting the Smart Works today, and will be making public visits to the other three organisations over the coming weeks.

On Thursday, Kensington Palace announced the four organizations that the Duchess of Sussex will advocate for as a member of the Royal Family.

The former actress' support for the National Theatre reflects her belief in using the arts to bring communities together and her own background in theater and television, the palace said. Her focus: the importance of education, particularly for women. "I very much look forward to working closely with Her Royal Highness in the years to come".

She started campaigning for gender equality at an early age, writing to the then USA first lady, Hillary Clinton, at the age of 11, lamenting a washing-up liquid's TV ad strapline: "Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans".

Caroline Yates, CEO of Mayhew, said, "We are so excited that HRH The Duchess of Sussex has chosen to be our Patron".

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And it's claimed that Prince Harry feels "responsible for Meghan being so miserable". Queen Elizabeth II is a patron of more than 600 charities and Prince Philip of more than 700.

Arriving at the women's charity Thursday morning, the mum-to-be who is thought to be seven or eight months pregnant definitely had a glow about her and left her make-up minimal and her hair in a signature low bun.

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".

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

The couple are awaiting renovations to be completed on their new home, "Apartment 1" at Kensington Palace - technically a wing of the palace with 21 rooms and adjoining doors to "Apartment 1A" (which belongs to Will and Kate).