Duchess Meghan makes secret visit to the National Theatre after returning to royal duties

By Zach Harper

Duchess Meghan returned to work on Jan. 7, and is eager to get right into working with important patronages she supports as a royal! In addition to her trip to Canada House with Prince Harry this week, the Duchess of Sussex has made two private visits in two days.

On Jan. 8, the former actress stepped out to the National Theatre in London for a meeting at the Dorfman Theatre, a smaller venue on the premises. Photos showed the duchess looking chic as ever in a navy blue overcoat by Massimo Dutti, which she paired with a striped light blue shirt and black pants.

The National Theatre was one of Meghan's first patronages after joining the Royal Family. She first visited last January, where she saw children give a performance inspired by Michael Morpurgo and Nick Stafford's 2007 play War Horse, based on Michael's novel of the same name.

Meghan and Harry posed for a photo with Janice and many of the staff members of Canada House while visiting on Jan. 7. Photo: © Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Prior to visiting Canada House on Jan. 7, the duchess stepped out to the Hubb Community Kitchen, which is run by women who survived the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire. Meghan previously collaborated with the organization on the cookbook Together: Our Community Kitchen, which was released in 2018.

Meghan hugs Zaheera Sufyaan from the Hubb Community Kitchen on a visit there in Nov. 2018. Photo: © Samir Hussein/WireImage

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At Canada House, Meghan and Harry thanked Janice Charette, the Canadian High Commissioner to the UK, for the warmth and hospitality Canada extended their family during their stay in British Columbia on their six-week break from royal duties. The Sussexes reportedly spent Christmas on Vancouver Island, and were said to be staying in a home near North Saanich, just north of the provincial capital of Victoria.

They told Janice they found Vancouver Island's lush landscape breathtaking, and that Archie loved it, too!

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"My goodness, it was just such an incredible time we were able to have there – and with our son, too," the Duchess of Sussex said. "And just to be able to take in the warm that we experienced from the people and also just walk around and just see the beauty of Canada. To see Archie go, 'Ahh' when you walk by and just see how stunning it is, so it meant a lot to us."

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