Meghan Markle Quietly Steps Out for a Meeting with London’s National Theatre

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was seen leaving the National Theatre in London today donning a chic navy wool coat and crisp blue button-down. A royal aide tells BAZAAR.

com the visit was a “new year catch-up” and held to discuss her patronage with the theater.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was spotted leaving the National Theatre, where she is the official royal patron, in London today.

She met at the Dorfman Theatre with artistic director Rufus Norris and executive director Lisa Burger for a start-of-the-year meeting.

The duchess was photographed leaving the theater wearing a crisp light-blue button-down, a navy-blue wool coat, and high-rise black trousers; her hair was pulled back in her signature subtly messy low bun.

A royal aide tells that the purpose of the visit was for a “new year catch-up and an update with her patronage.

The Duchess of Sussex succeeded the queen as the theater‘s royal patron in January 2019. It was one of her first royal patronages and a fitting role for the former actress.

Meghan’s meeting with the theater marks her second official outing since returning to the public eye after a six-week break from royal duties with Prince Harry and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. The family spent time in Canada while away from England, and yesterday, visited Canada House in London to thank staffers for their hospitality while the royals spent time in their country.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took time to speak to a group of staffers before leaving their official visit, continuing to rave about their time spent abroad.

“It was just such an incredible time that we were able to have there and with our son too,” the duchess said.

“Just to be able to take in the warmth that we experience from the people but also to walk around and to see the beauty of Canada and to see Archie go ‘gasp’ when we walked around, to see how stunning it is … it’s meant a lot to us. It was important for us to start our year here [at Canada House] and say thank you.