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Meghan’s first royal patronage revealed by mistake

A post on the ‘what’s on’ section of the National Theatre’s website came the day before it is believed the official announcement was due to be made.

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The Duchess of Sussex (Phil Noble/PA)

The Duchess of Sussex (Phil Noble/PA)

The Duchess of Sussex (Phil Noble/PA)

The Duchess of Sussex’s first royal patronage was accidentally revealed a day early by the National Theatre.

A post on the “what’s on” section of the venue’s website came on Wednesday, the day before it is believed the official announcement was due to be made.

A screenshot taken by The Telegraph shows a photograph of a smiling Meghan above a message, dated January 10, which said: “The Duchess of Sussex announced as our new Royal Patron.”

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The patronage is currently held by the Queen (Danny Lawson/PA)

The patronage is currently held by the Queen (Danny Lawson/PA)

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The patronage is currently held by the Queen (Danny Lawson/PA)

The patronage, which is currently held by the Queen, is likely to suit the duchess, who was an actress before joining the royal family when she married Harry last year.

The couple are expecting their first child in the spring.

A theatre spokeswoman declined to comment, while Kensington Palace would not confirm the patronage.

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