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10 January 2019

Meghan, who was an actress before her marriage to Prince Harry, will work with the National Theatre.

A royal insider has refuted reports Meghan Markle is seen as "difficult" by staff, revealing that she is in fact "well-liked", and describing her management style as "very different" to that of her sister-in-law Kate Middleton. This is thought to be a nod to Meghan's activism work before joining the Royal family.

In a statement from Kensington Palace, it says: "As a university graduate, Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate of accessible education for all, something she spoke of most recently during her visit to Fiji a year ago".

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A screenshot taken last night by a journalist at The Daily Telegraph shows a photograph of the duchess smiling above a message, dated January 10, which said: "The Duchess of Sussex announced as our new Royal Patron".

Naturally, the event listing was swiftly removed from the National Theatre's website.

Kensington Palace today disclosed the four roles the Duchess will take on, as the new Royal Patron of the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, animal charity Mayhew, and Smart Works, which is partnered with the Telegraph's Stella Magazine and provides a new wardrobe for women who are seeking work, as well as one-to-one coaching for interviews.

Two of the patronages Meghan now has formerly belonged to the Queen and have been handed over to the Duchess.

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'The Queen has held the roles for 45 and 33 years respectively.

The Queen has passed on two patronages, The National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities, and others have been created for her.

'The Duchess is delighted to become Patron of both national and grassroots organisations that are part of the fabric of the United Kingdom, and is very much looking forward to working with them to bring wider public attention to their causes'. "Her Royal Highness feels she can use her position to focus attention on, and make a particular difference to these organisations and, more widely, the sectors they each represent".

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Cotswold country weekender has been revealed