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The Duchess of Sussex is ending the month with a set of solo engagements before kicking off February with Prince Harry at a joint outing

By Stephanie Petit
January 25, 2019 03:55 PM
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Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex visit to Birkenhead, UK - 14 Jan 2019
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Meghan Markle‘s royal calendar is jam-packed!

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, is ending the month with a set of solo engagements before kicking off February with a joint outing with Prince Harry, Kensington Palace announced on Friday.

Meghan recently announced the four causes she will officially champion in her royal life, and she’s already paid visits to animal charity Mayhew and Smart Works, a charity that helps vulnerable and longterm unemployed women regain the skills and confidence to get into work.

On Wednesday, the former Suits star will make her first official appearance at another patronage, the National Theatre. The patronage, one of the two roles handed to her by Queen Elizabeth, fits perfectly with Meghan’s acting background.

Meghan will join a workshop with members of the Pericles company, the National Theatre’s first Public Acts production in 2018 which brought over 200 people together with six professional actors to breathe new life into the Shakespeare classic in a musical version. She will then meet current and former apprentices who are working as technicians in various departments including carpentry, metal work and painting.

The royal mom-to-be will also be treated to a presentation inspired by War Horse performed by children working with the National Theatre’s primary school program.

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Meghan will visit her final patronage the next day, Jan. 31, attending an engagement with the Association of Commonwealth Universities. She will head to City, University of London – one of the ACU’s 500 university members – to meet students from the Commonwealth studying in the UK, for whom access to university has transformed their lives.

The Duchess of Sussex hinted at her support of ACU in early December, when she spoke with a group of students and leaders at King’s College London to discuss the importance and impact of higher education.

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Meghan Markle
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Meghan will end the week on Feb. 1 with her husband by her side as they visit the city of Bristol, about 120 miles west of London. They’ll have the opportunity to meet members of the public before visiting the Bristol Old Vic, built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together.

Meghan and Harry will tour the renovated facility and learn more about the theatre’s history and links to the community. They will also stop by a workshop attended by local school children which is part of Bristol Old Vic’s outreach program.