The royal family has allegedly “covered up” this important part of Meghan Markle’s career when her National Theatre patronage was announced, alleges Express.
The podcast “On Heir,” which is hosted by royal experts Omid Scobie and Emily Andrews, delved into the details of the Duchess of Sussex’s newly-announced royal patronages and they remarked during a recent episode that Markle’s acting career was “covered up” by the clan when Markle was given her patronage of the National Theatre.
This honor was a big deal because the theater was the queen’s former patronage, but the family neglected to mention Markle’s past as an actress when announcing the honor.
Scobie said per Express, “it’s great to see Meghan reconnecting with that show business past of hers.”
“I thought it was quite interesting that the Palace didn’t mention Suits in the announcement, they just said that she had a background in theater,” claimed the expert.
In fact, Markle’s show business past has been glossed over since her wedding to Prince Harry in May of 2018, despite the fact that she was a working actress on Suits when she met the Duke of Sussex.
The final episode featuring the duchess’s character aired on April 25, 2018, less than a month before her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry, reported Express.
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The Duchess of Sussex will become Patron of four organisations that reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare. Her Majesty The Queen has passed on two patronages to The Duchess of Sussex –The National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities. The Queen has held the roles for 45 and 33 years respectively. Her Royal Highness will also take on Patronage of two additional charities as part of her official working portfolio – Smart Works and Mayhew. Visit the link in our bio to find out more. ???? Phil Noble / Reuters
The royal family’s official website did touch on Markle’s Hollywood past in her biography.
“After university Her Royal Highness worked as an actress, appearing in film and television. She most notably played the role of Rachel Zane on the series Suits for seven seasons, completing over 100 episodes. Whilst working on Suits, The Duchess moved to Toronto, Canada where the show was filmed; she feels very connected to Canada, as it became a second home to her.”
Scobie noted on the podcast that he is hopeful the Duchess of Sussex will get involved in theater productions in the near future.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if she gets involved with a charity production,” he alleged.
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This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the premiere of @Cirquedusoleil’s Totem – raising awareness and funds for @Sentebale's work supporting vulnerable children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa. Their Royal Highnesses met some of the cast members ahead of the show before taking their seats. The funds raised tonight will help @Sentebale – a charity founded in 2006 by The Duke with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho – with their work across Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s last public engagement together was at the Cirque du Soleil production Totem, a benefit for Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale, which supports children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana.
The couple had also partnered with hit musical Hamilton for a benefit performance, where the prince sang a tune on stage, honoring King George III, for the London cast and its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in August of 2018 titled “You’ll Be Back.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will welcome their first child together in the spring of this year. The couple will celebrate their first anniversary as man and wife in May.