In January, it was announced that the Duchess of Sussex would serve as the royal patron of four charities that reflect a life-long dedication to the arts, women’s empowerment, animal rights, and education. But Mehgan Markle’s involvement in charitable and social activism started long before she met Prince Harry or became a member of the royal family. Let’s take a look at the charities Meghan Markle supports as well as other causes she’s backed over the years.
The announcement that Meghan would serve as the royal patron of the National Theater came as little shock. She studied acting at Northwestern University, and first gained notoriety as one of the leads on the hit television series Suits. She succeeds Queen Elizabeth in this important position.