During the engagement Meghan commented on a previous private visit she had made to the theatre and reminisced about a trip to see a West End theatre production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime, first staged at the National Theatre. Meghan has an affinity with the National Theatre after spending a decade working as an actress in television, where she was best known for her role in the hit US legal drama series Suits, playing paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane.
Mr Norris said about the collaboration between his organisation and Meghan, who succeeded the Queen as patron: “It’s a natural fit because she knows what a rehearsal room is, she knows what dressing rooms are and is passionate about the impact the arts can have.”
He added: “The Duchess is a very dynamic new member of the royal family and so there is a lot of interest around her, and I think particularly because this relationship makes absolute sense for us and for her. We had a very, very good relationship with Her Majesty the Queen and are massively grateful for the work she has put in to support this organisation since she became our royal patron in 1974, but I think time moves on and if a change is going to happen we couldn’t be more delighted in the way that it’s gone."
When asked when Meghan would return, Norris joked: “Absolutely a matter for Kensington Palace and obviously, she’s got her own production coming up.”
Talking about her own acting experience she said: “It’s unbelievable to be out on stage, that whole sense of self that comes out…just so wonderful.”
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