Meghan Markle steps down as Royal Patron of the National Theatre
She was handed the position in January 2020.
With news that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be returning as working members of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle’s position as Royal Patron of the National Theatre has now ended.
In a statement from the National Theatre “the National Theatre is very grateful for the support offered by the Duchess of Sussex throughout the course of her patronage. The Duchess championed our work with communities and young people across the UK and our mission to make theatre accessible to all.”
A new royal patron of the National Theatre will be announced.
Being patron of the National Theatre was a perfect role for Markle. Starting her career in theatre, her television credits include Suits as well as films such as Horrible Bosses. Markle took over the patron role from Queen Elizabeth II, who had previously held the position for 45 years.
The Duchess of Sussex will continue her involvement in the arts. Along with her husband, the Duke of Sussex, they have signed multi-million deals with Netflix and Spotify.