Meghan Markle is about to get an upgrade to her Duchess duties, care of the Queen.
According to The Daily Mail, the Duchess of Sussex will be receiving her first royal patronage from Queen Elizabeth at the beginning of 2019. The queen is reportedly looking to reduce her workload, and in the process of deciding which of her duties Meghan and the rest of the family will take on. Per The Daily Mail, discussions are said to be "ongoing" as to which role Meghan will take on, though some believe that she may take on causes related to feminism and the arts, two things she's known to be passionate about.
Earlier this week, Meghan and Harry reportedly met the queen for tea at Buckingham Palace to discuss Meghan's patronages, and the announcement regarding which causes she will take on is set to happen by February. Once her duties are set, Meghan will visit each of the charities individually before giving birth to she and Prince Harry's first child later in the spring. The other three members of the royal #fabfour — Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton — each received their own royal patronages from the Queen in 2016. And now, Meghan will follow in their footsteps.
Despite not yet having her patronages, the duchess has done her fair share of charity work since becoming an official royal earlier this year. In June, she officially joined the Royal Foundation alongside her husband and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and delivered a heartfelt speech in September at an even celebrating the launch of Together: Our Community Cookbook, which contains recipes and stories from the women who were impacted by the tragic Grenfell Tower fire last year.
With a brand new batch of royal duties ahead, we can't wait to see what Meghan Markle does next.