MEGHAN Markle has been named as patron of the National Theatre in a press release that was quickly taken down - it comes after royal insiders revealed the Duchess of Sussex would be taking over the role from the Queen.
Meghan Markle is set to take over from the Queen as patron of the National Theatre, in a press release that was published by mistake and taken down. Royal and Arts correspondent for the Daily Telegraph Hannah Furness shared a picture of the announcement on the National Theatre's website before it was taken offline. It comes after reports that Meghan was being onsidered fo the patronage before she will go on maternity leave as she is due to give bith in the Spring.
The Queen has given patronages to members of the royal family before based on interest, as Kate is patron of the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum previously studying art at the University of St Andrews. The Queen first opened the National Theatre located in London’s South Bank four decades ago.
Part of Meghan’s role will be liaising with New York based charity The American Associates.
The National Theatre has a New York based office and has hosted successful productions like War Horse and History Boys.
Earlier royal sources said the Queen thinks Meghan, former actess in the hit US drama Suits, should have the role - as a huge sign of Her Majesty's confidence in the new royal.