Meghan Markle Makes Private Visit to the National Theatre in London
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, made a trip on her own to the London National Theatre sporting a £29 organza puff-sleeved Topshop blouse.
While the drama surrounding the Sussexes' decision to step down from their official roles persists, the Duchess continues to live her life and perform her duties.
This week, the mother of one visited the London museum to acquaint herself with emerging storytelling technologies.
Prince Harry's wife was photographed at the "Immersive Storytelling Studio," in London, wearing a £29 organza puff-sleeved Topshop blouse.
Meghan Markle accessorized her ivory Topshop organza sleeve blouse and Roland Mouret chevron skirt with a black Loewe handbag, small gold hoop earrings, and Sophie Lis love pendant.
The Sussexes' official Instagram account shared pictures from her solo trip with a brief account of the Duchess' itinerary.
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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA
At the South Bank theatre, the former American actress interacted with a hologram of jazz singer Nubiya Brandon, which was featured in the National Theatre's exhibition "All Kinds of Limbo."
The Theatre's artistic director, Rufus Norris, had revealed earlier that the theatre chiefs had not been informed of Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's decision to relocate from England to Canada.
The Duchess and her husband appeared in public for the first time.
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Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Royal patron of the National Theatre, visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio in London, where emerging technology like Virtual Reality is being used to develop new forms of emotive storytelling. Recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited Stanford University where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view. The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality. The Duchess is pictured here with Nubiya Brandon and her hologram, featured in the National’s exhibition ‘All Kinds of Limbo’, which is currently being presented at the Tate Modern. Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton
Meghan was made a patron early this year, and the Theatre was confident that the Duchess would remain a patron despite her family's move to North America.
Not everyone shared that enthusiasm. Nica Burns, top West End producer, opined in a talk with Daily Mail that Meghan had until Easter to prove if she would remain as the Theatre's patron or not. She said,
'I think we should give Meghan until Easter to be able to say what she thinks is possible with her patronage. If she is not going to be doing any work with The National, then she should step down."
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images
Later that day, the Duchess and her husband, Prince Harry, appeared in public — a first since their decision to step down as senior royal members.
At the Endeavour Fund Awards held at Mansion House later that evening, the mother of one was radiant in a Victoria Beckham designed fitting bright blue dress.
The event was organized to celebrate the wounded, injured, and sick in sporting and adventurous challenges. The organizers also had awards for the Sussexes.
The couple's public appearances are not over. Later this week, they are expected to appear at the Mountbatten Music Festival.