The queen is ready to hand over the Duchess of Sussex to her first royal patronage before Meghan goes on maternity leave in spring
- The Duchess of Sussex will be presented with her first royal patronages in the new year
- Royal patronages see royals borrowing their names for organizations and charities
- Meghan recently met Artistic Director Rufus Norris of the National Theater
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The Duchess of Sussex will receive her first royal patronage from the Queen in the new year, because the monarch wants to further reduce her workload after she has turned 92 this year.
It is said that discussions & # 39; in progress & # 39; about which role Meghan will play, with royal insiders who speculate that the former actress can have causes that reflect her interest in feminism and art.
The duchess, 37 years old, would have met the Queen for tea at Buckingham Palace, along with her husband, Prince Harry, last week to discuss her potential new patronages, with an announcement scheduled for February.
The Duchess of Sussex will receive her first royal patronages in the new year after recent talks with the Queen
She then visits each of the charities or organizations before she goes on maternity leave before giving birth to the first child of the couple in the spring, according to the Sunday Times.
It comes after the Queen Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have distributed a number of patronages, while in December 2016 she gave up her association with more than 20 organizations.
Prince Harry became patron of the Rugby Football Union and the Rugby Football League after the queen gave up her role, while the Duchess of Cambridge took on the role of guardian for All England Lawn.
Prince William became patron of the Football Association, while the Duchess of Cornwall became the patron of Battersea Dogs Home and Barnardo & # 39; s.
A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said they could not comment on what the Duchess of Sussex would receive.
Rumors about Meghan receiving her first patronage came about for the first time after a meeting with artistic director Rufus Norris, 53, of the National Theater.
Speculation around the patronages began to emerge after the upcoming artistic director Rufus Norris, 53, of the National Theater
The prestigious role enables members of the Royal Family to provide important publicity work to charities and contribute to a worthy goal.
Currently there are more than 3,000 charities that have a member of the royal family as their patron, ranging from the Welsh Rugby Union to Save the Children UK.
At the end of 2016 Buckingham Palace announced that the queen resigned from 25 of the 600 organizations of which she was the patron.
The charities include the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Battersea Dogs Home and Barnardo's.
The royal patronages of the queen and to whom they were transferred
The Queen is patron of more than 600 organizations and charities in the country
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust- Prince Charles
Royal Institution of Great Britain- Prince Charles
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust-Prince Charles
Battersea Dogs Home- The Duchess of Cornwall
Barnardo & # 39; s – The Duchess of Cornwall
Royal School of Needlework- The Duchess of Cornwall
Royal African Society- The Duke of Cambridge
Welsh Rugby Union Prince William
Amateur Swimming Association – The Duke of Cambridge
Action for children – Duchess of Cambridge
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) Wimbledon – The Duchess of Cambridge
Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) – The Duchess of Cambridge
Blind Veterans UK – HRH The Countess of Wessex
Rugby Football Union- Prince Harry
Rugby Football League – Prince Harry
Edinburgh International Festival – HRH The Count of Wessex
Sport and Recreation Alliance – The Count of Wessex
British Cycling Federation- The Countess of Wessex
NSPCC (National Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) – The Duke of York
Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund – The Duke of York
British Science Association – The Duke of York
Institution of Civil Engineers – The Princess Royal
Animal Health Trust- The Princess Royal
Royal Geographical Society- The Princess Royal
Save the Children UK- The Princess Royal