On the furry friends side, Markle becomes the royal patron of The Mayhew, an organization dedicated to animal welfare for pets.
The four organisations the Duchess of Sussex has become a patron of have been announced by Kensington Palace. She added that the patronage will "inspire the women we serve and help them reach for the stars". It wasn't until January 2012 that she revealed she would be a patron of four charities: East Anglia's Children's Hospices, the Art Room, the National Portrait Gallery and the Scout Association.
Duchess Meghan wore a sleek black dress with an Oscar de la Renta coat.
Meghan, 37, will start the new roles immediately.
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According to The Sun, Harry and Meghan began renting the property early last year on a two-year lease and moved in just before their May wedding. "We would like to thank Her Majesty The Queen for her support, and we look forward to working closely with The Duchess as our Patron".
The Association of Commonwealth universities network represents higher education across all 53 Commonwealth countries, which squares nicely with the memorable speech she delivered during her whirlwind royal stop in Fiji in October. "Mayhew works to improve the lives of dogs, cats and the people in our community".
She started campaigning for gender equality at an early age, writing to the then USA first lady, Hillary Clinton, at the age of 11, lamenting a washing-up liquid's TV ad strapline: "Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans".
Amanda has explained that the way a woman is carrying her baby can indicate whether she is going to have a baby boy or girl.
In 2016 the Queen, now aged 92, stepped down as patron from more than 20 national organisations, handing on the roles to other members of the royal family. Andrews writes that the duo consider the Cotswold pad as "more of a home" than their current residence, Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace.