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Sussex January Recap

Meghan Markle visits Mayhew Animal Charity
The Duchess of Sussex made a private visit to Mayhew, one of the first patronages she received. Photo: Sussex Royal

As mentioned in a previous post, I will be doing monthly updates on the Sussex's during Meghan & Harry's transitional period in winter 2020. Once their new roles become a bit more defined, I will re-evaluate how I continue to cover them but for now here is a recap of all of Meghans private charity visits in January.

The Duchess started with a visit the Mayhew, an animal welfare charity and one of Meghan's patronages. They shared the visit on the Sussex Royal Instagram saying that she heard about the progress the charity has made throughout the festive period. The post applauded the work that the charity does with helping dogs and cats writing in part;

"The Duchess of Sussex, having been proud patron of Mayhew since January 2019 and long understanding the connection between animal and community welfare, applauds the people at Mayhew for the vital work that they do every day."

The visit is believed to have taken place on the same day that Meghan was spotted visiting the National Theatre, another one of her patronages. No details of that private visit have yet been disclosed but since she was wearing the same outfit, it is more than likely that those visits happened back to back.

After visiting the Mayhew, Meghan returned to Canada to be with Archie. After landing in North America the Duchess visited two women centred charities; Downtown Eastside Women's Center and Justice For Girls. A photo from the first visit was posted on the groups Facebook page and revealed that Meghan had come to learn more about issues in the community that were affecting women.

Meghan Markle visits canadian charity
Meghan spoke with Justice for Girls to discuss Climate Change and the Justice System. Photo: Justice for Girls

Similarly, Justice for Girls posted a photo of the Duchesses visit and shared that they discussed how rising global temperatures and the Justice System disproportionately affects women. The Duke of Sussex has been outspoken on climate change in the past with Meghan occasionally joining him on visits but this was the first solo visit to a climate change charity for the Duchess.

It is not yet known when Meghan and Harry's next engagement will be and if (like the three visits made by the Duchess in January) they will continue to be private engagements or if there will be any public components to it. If there is anything you want to know more about in regards to the Duchess of Sussex's work or the transitional period that the Sussex's are currently in, please let me know! xx

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