It’s only been three months since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said “I do” and became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – but the newly minted royal has already checked off many “firsts” with her new family. There is one, however, that she hasn’t experienced yet, and that’s being designated her royal patronages. But the reason is simple: she is still deciding which causes she’d like to put her passion behind.
This isn’t out of the ordinary, as her sister-in-law didn’t take on any commitments right away, but rather wated nine months until Jan. 2012 to announced her royal causes. The mother of three became the patron of Action on Addiction – a UK-based charitable organization that helps people affected by addiction – and accepted positions at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, the Art Room and the National Portrait Gallery.
From a young age, the former actress has always been passionate about women’s issues, so perhaps her patronages of choice will revolve around the fight for equality. Given her adorable interactions during royal walkabouts , Meghan also clearly has a soft spot for kids. Perhaps she’ll join Kate in combining her love for children and women and take on causes related to maternal health. Given her history of working with United Nations Women as part of the HeforShe gender equality movement and becoming a global ambassador for World Vision Canada, Meghan has more than a few causes she can dive into as a royal.
It's already known that the Suits alum will be joining the trio of Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate in their fight against mental health stigma as part of their organization Heads Together. The quad makes up the Fab Four, who made their first joint appearance at the Royal Foundation Forum in Feb., at which Meghan touched on the importance of the #MeToo movement . The 37-year-old is also expected to lend a helping hand to her husband, who spearheaded the Invictus Games , a multi-sport event which sees wounded, injured or sick members of the armed services compete. The duo will head to Sydney for the 2018 event, which takes place from Oct. 20 to 27.