Published 30 January 2019
The Duchess of Sussex's first visit to the National Theatre as Patron

The Duchess of Sussex today visited the National Theatre to find out more about their work with arts and community organisations across the UK using theatre as a force for change.

The Duchess of Sussex visits the National Theatre

The Queen passed on this Royal Patronage to The Duchess, after serving as Patron for over 40 years. 

The National Theatre aims to reach the widest possible audience and to be as inclusive, diverse and national as possible with a broad range of productions that play in London, on tour around the UK, on Broadway and across the globe.

During the visit, HRH watched a line run from Shakespeare’s Pericles and met apprentices. The Theatre's apprenticeship scheme was launched in 2011, which combines studying for formal qualifications alongside practical training.

The Duchess of Sussex visits the National Theatre

Read more about The Duchess of Sussex's work here