Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's $4.5m temporary farm home

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's $4.5m temporary farm home

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's $4.5m temporary farm home

Kensington Palace said that over the past 12 months Meghan "has held meetings and conducted private visits" with each of her four new charities or organisations.

"When you do an edit, or sort of decide what you're going to send over to Smart Works, it's not just hand-me-downs, it's saying, "OK, this is the blazer that I wore that helped me land that interview, and I want this to be the piece that helps this woman have that part of her story", Meghan said. The first is the royal patron of the National Theatre, and the second is the royal patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

The Duchess of Sussex will assume two royal patronages long held by Queen Elizabeth II herself. The three other organisations are The National Theatre, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Mayhew.

"The Duchess shares our passion for the transformational power of higher education, and Her Royal Highness' support will help champion higher education as a force for good in the Commonwealth and beyond", she said.

According to PEOPLE, she first gave clues this was an area of interest for her after a visit to Brinsworth House - a residential nursing and care home for British entertainers.

Meghan's big announcement also just happened to slip out on her sister-in-law Kate Middleton's 37th birthday.

Last year, the publication reported that the rift between Kate and Meghan has "put pressure" on the couple's marriage.

Ruma had been out of work for nearly a year before securing part-time role and is set to come back to the charity for a set of new outfits from the Dressing Room for her new job.

Smart Works is a charity that, in the five years since its inception, has helped 11,000 women across seven United Kingdom locations.

It's still early in 2019 - not even two weeks of the new year have gone by - but Meghan Markle is getting to work.

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.

"Members of the royal family can use their patronages to shape their legacy as members of the royal family", Murphy told ABC News.

Meghan and her husband Prince Harry are expecting their first child this spring. Andrews writes that the duo consider the Cotswold pad as "more of a home" than their current residence, Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace.

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