Duchess Of Cornwall Takes Over As Patron Of The National Theatre After Being Left ‘Miffed’ When The Position Was Handed To Meghan Markle

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Duchess Of Cornwall Takes Over As Patron Of The National Theatre After Being Left 'Miffed' When The Position Was Handed To Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Cornwall is set to become the patron of the
National Theatre after being left ‘miffed Meghan Markle was given the role in
2019.

The Duchess of Sussex, 40, was stripped of the royal
patronage last year after she and Harry stepped back as senior members of
the royal family.

Now sources
say   Camilla, 74, was ‘pretty miffed’ after Meghan was handed
the coveted position, a role which had belonged to the Queen for 45 years. 

‘She really
wanted it’, a source told The Sunday Times. ‘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 the first time around.

Duchess Of Cornwall Takes Over As Patron Of The National Theatre After Being Left 'Miffed' When The Position Was Handed To Meghan Markle

Meghan was
given the patronage in 2019 – with royal insiders claiming her career as an
actress made her a ‘natural fit’ for the position after she starred in the US
legal drama Suits for seven years. 

The esteemed
role was among the patronages Meghan lost after the Sussexes confirmed
they would not be returning as working members of the Royal Family last
February. 

An avid
supporter of theatre and literature, Camilla is said to be ‘delighted’ to take
over the patronage and is keen to support an industry that greatly suffered
during the pandemic. 

During her
time as patron Meghan made just one public appearance at the theatre, shortly
after her appointment, and visited privately in March 2020. 

Pictures of
the visit were released on the same day Camilla delivered a speech on
domestic violence at the Southbank Centre in London – a move said to have
angered the Duchess of Cornwall.  

Buckingham
Palace had reportedly urged royal correspondents to focus on the Duchess of
Cornwall’s long-planned engagement, which came on a day when there were no
other major Royal engagements. 

Camilla was
said to be ‘very upset’ at the release of the images, insiders told the
Mirror. 

In June
last year, Camilla and Charles met Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber as they headed
to the West End to reopen the Theatre Royal Drury before traveling to Hyde
Park for an official visit.

The couple
were given a personal tour of the venue by Lord Lloyd-Webber, before Charles
officially reopened the historic theatre.

Duchess Of Cornwall Takes Over As Patron Of The National Theatre After Being Left 'Miffed' When The Position Was Handed To Meghan Markle

In October
2020 the Duchess presented lyricist Don Black, known for his
collaborations with Lloyd-Webber, with the Special Olivier Award at the
virtual Olivier Awards ceremony. 

During the
show, which was pre-recorded at the London Palladium, The Duchess said: ‘I
believe in the theatre. Perhaps most importantly, those of us who believe in
the theatre also believe in its resilience.

Duchess Of Cornwall Takes Over As Patron Of The National Theatre After Being Left 'Miffed' When The Position Was Handed To Meghan Markle

‘I should
like to thank those of you whose profession is in the theatre for your
determination and your flexibility. Please remain resilient – we need you and
we have missed you.’ 

While at the
theatre, The Duchess was joined by Lloyd-Webber and the co-founders of the
Theatre Artists’ Fund, director Sam Mendes and chief executive of the Society
of London Theatre Julian Bird, as well as three beneficiaries of the fund.

The fund has
raised almost £4 million to date and helped more than 2,600 people in the
industry.

 

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