These Are All Four of Meghan Markle's Royal Patronages

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

In Feb. 2012, Kate made her first patronage visit to the National Portrait Gallery for a private viewing of the works of artist Lucian Freud.

Meghan Markle is "miserable" and "stressed" in her new role as the Duchess of Sussex, US reports have claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex's royal patronages have been announced and they include two organisations that the Queen once looked over.

The former "Suits" actress will take over two patronages from the queen, including the National Theatre (a ideal match for the former Hollywood star) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities, which offers scholarships and "life-changing educational opportunities", Kensington Palace said in a statement. She will also be working with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the only accredited organisation representing higher education in the Commonwealth.

The animal welfare charity Mayhew was the first of Meghan's new patronages to publicly comment about the announcement, tweeting about its new royal supporter.

Last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed a two-year lease on a home in the Great Tew area of the Cotswolds.

"Over the past year, Her Royal Highness has held meetings and conducted private visits with each of these organisations", the Palace said.

However now a source said to be close to the royal household has slammed the rumours, revealing that staff are "excited" by her enthusiasm, 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.

As she greeted Smart Works officials with a kiss on both cheeks, Meghan toted Victoria Beckham's Vanity Box Bag and a pair of beige suede gloves.

Markle selected Mayhew, an animal welfare charity that works to better the lives of animals and people to better communities in London, and those overseas internationally.

The duchess will visit Smart Works later Thursday and is expected to call on the other three charities over the coming weeks, the palace said in a statement. The couple also plan to move from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Estate, about 30 miles from London.

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