Meghan Markle made a low-key visit to the National Theatre in London yesterday! The visit was revealed today on their Instagram account Sussex Royal.
Meghan Markle has been patron for the National Theatre since January 2019, with the Queen handing it down to her after 45 years of patronage. Meghan visited the theatre to view their latest exhibition, the Immersive Storytelling Studio. The new exhibit utilizes Virtual Reality technology to develop new forms of dramatic storytelling. In the shared photos, Meghan is pictured with Nubiya Brandon and her own hologram, a part of the All Kind of Limbo exhibition.
Along with a selection of photos from her visit, a caption on the Sussex Royal Instagram page read: “The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathize with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality.!
It also talked about Prince Harry and Meghan’s visit to Stamford University “where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view”.
Meghan viewing the exhibition
The National Theatre is one of the biggest producing theatres in the UK and houses some of the world’s most exciting works and creatives throughout the year. Their mission is to produce world-class theatre that’s entertaining and inspiring while making it accessible for everyone. In 2017, over three million tickets were sold for productions at the venue’s three theatres and live broadcasts. The theatre was founded in 1963 after more than a century of campaigning the parliament for a national venue to represent the best of British theatre. The current building has stood on its site since 1977 and includes three separate theatres: the Olivier, the Lyttelton, and the Dorfman.
The Queen and Prince Philip have attended several National Theatre productions over the years and have a particular affection for War Horse. Joey the puppet horse has performed for The Queen a number of times, notably at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 and on her 90th birthday in 2017. The Queen last visited the theatre during our 50th-anniversary celebrations in 2013.
Below is a picture of Meghan alongside Director of the theatre Rufus Norris who recently spoke to The Telegraph about the future work with Meghan: “From our perspective, I don’t think it’s going to change anything. She is still very engaged, the conversations are regular and ongoing, there are ideas we are exploring. There has been no indication at all from her that her engagement with us would be anything other than business as usual – she has proven to be a very engaged patron, and we look forward to working with her. She has star reach, she understands the nature of what we’re trying to do. She has been interested in the learning work, the work in communities, the work around the country. She’s less interested in coming here and going to a string of press nights. It’s a really in-depth engagement with the range of work we do.”
For the secret visit, Meghan looked classy wearing a bright white pencil skirt by Roland Mouret
She styled it with the Topshop Ivory Organza Sleeve style.
We saw a glimpse of the heels and the bag yesterday when Meghan and Harry left The Goring after a private luncheon.
She styled it with the Aquazzura Mae Pearl Pumps
And carried the Loewe ‘Postal’ Black Bag
Meghan and Harry later attended the Endeavour Fund Awards to recognize the achievements of injured service personnel. Read the blog post here.