In her engagement interview, she famously said she said yes before the question was even finished and now it seems that eagerness has spread to the organisation which is about to get the Duchess of Sussex as its royal patron. Meghan was due to be announced in that role for the National Theatre on January 10th but with hours to go, their website shared the news ahead of schedule.
Whoops! Looks like the first patronage "secret" is officially official thanks to the National Theatre's IT department 😂 "The Duchess of Sussex announced as our new Royal Patron" pic.twitter.com/h8ysbfsOkP— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) January 9, 2019
What is quite possibly an IT glitch somewhere rapidly turned into a social media spread so that by bedtime on the 9th, everyone knew what Meghan would do next. We get all the official details later but the big news is out of the bag. The first royal patronage for the Duchess of Sussex is the National Theatre.
It will be the first of many patronages for the Duchess of Sussex and further announcements are expected in the coming year. And we can expect that those Meghan gets in contact with, with an offer of the ultimate slice of royal support, will be just as eager to say yes.