Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall Takes Over Meghan Markle's National Theatre Patronage

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Jan. 30 2022, Published 11:59 a.m. ET

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A few years after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the royal family, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is now taking over the former actress' National Theatre patronage.

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According to The Times, Queen Elizabeth will hand the 74-year-old the important role in the coming months.

Apparently, Camilla, who is really passionate about the creative arts, really wanted the role back in 2019 and was upset that Meghan, 40, got it over her.

“She really wanted it. She was pretty miffed when it went to Meghan, and will be all the more delighted to take it on now, after being disappointed not to get it first time round," a source said.

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In 2020, Camilla spoke about how much she loved watching live performances.

“I believe in theatre. It’s the cornerstone of a fertile cultural life, a forum for debate and a powerful means of building community. Perhaps more importantly, those of us who believe in the theatre also believe in its resilience," she said. "I should like to thank those of you whose profession is in the theatre for your determination and flexibility. Please remain resilient. We need you, and we’ve missed you.”

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There seems to be a lot of changes happening, as Kate Middleton is reportedly set to take over Prince Harry's role as patron of the Rugby Football Union.

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The change will reportedly happen "imminently."

When Meghan and Harry, 37, decided to move to the United States in 2020, they gave up their patronages, which included England Rugby, The Royal National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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"Following conversations with the Duke, the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service," read a statement from the palace. "The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family."

The couple didn't love the Queen's statement and hit back, saying, "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."

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