Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Congratulations are in order for Meghan Markle!
The Duchess of Sussex has been named the patron of four organizations. Each one focuses on a different cause that is near and dear to the royal's heart: the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare.
Two of the patronages have been handed down by Queen Elizabeth II.
The first is The National Theatre, which Her Majesty supported as patron for 45 years. According to Kensington Palace, Meghan is a "strong believer in using the arts to bring people from different backgrounds and communities together." This mindset seemed to directly align with The National Theatre's mission, which is to make world-class theater available to all. The organization achieves this through a number of ways, including its young people's creative education programs, digital programs and "Public Acts" initiative. While the National Theatre accidentally let news of the duchess' support slip yesterday on its website, royal admirers probably could have seen this one coming. After all, she starred on the hit show Suits for a number of years before she married Prince Harry. She also majored in theater while attending Northwestern University and volunteered at a performing arts program for kids back in Los Angeles.