On Saturday, May 19, the world cheered on Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle as they tied the knot! Ever since they announced their royal engagement last fall, fans have been wanting to know every detail of their story.
Now that they are married and Meghan is officially a Duchess, they have outlined more of their future plans! The Duchess of Sussex was officially added to the Royal Foundation- the family business!
Meghan Markle has become the fourth patron added to the foundation, joining Prince William, Duchess Kate, and Prince Harry. The foundation was reportedly established to be the umbrella over the various charity interests of the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex.
It had been previously reported that Meghan would join the foundation following her marriage to Prince Harry, but now it is official! Additionally, the 36-year-old has a more clear outline of what her main focus will be.
Reportedly, Duchess Meghan will focus on helping "young people and disadvantaged communities."
After her name was added, the official registry of the foundation was changed to read: "The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex."
Express noted that Markle is joining the foundation far faster than Duchess Kate did after she got married. Kate Middleton wasn't added to the foundation until July 12, 2012, over a year after she was married to Prince William.
Being added to the Royal Foundation is a perfect fit for Markle who has shown an interest in charity work throughout her entire life. In February, she joined the other three at their Royal Foundation Forum in London, where she talked about women's empowerment and women finding their voices.
She said, "I fundamentally disagree with that because women don't need to find their voice. They have a voice. They need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen...there is no better time to really continue to shine a light upon women feeling empowered and people really helping to support them- men included in that. I mean, it makes such a tremendous difference."
After the announcement was made about Markle being added to the Royal Foundation, fans have been cheering her on! All of the headlines surrounding the announcement have been extremely positive, and commenters have noted that she would be a natural fit and would add a lot of valuable insight to the organization.
Congrats to Meghan Markle on her new position! What do you think about this? Let us know! In other recent news, President Trump just delivered a harsh truth and took down the media with one tweet.