Meghan, who is six months pregnant, wore head-to-toe peach, teaming a £1,728 Brandon Maxwell mini dress with a matching £2,004 blazer, £440 Aquazzura pumps and a Carolina Herrera clutch.
|The Duchess of Sussex arrives at the National Theatre on London 's South Bank for her first official visit since succeeding the Queen as its royal patron. Meghan, who is six months pregnant, wore head-to-toe peach|
The duchess has an affinity with theatre having spent a decade working as an actress in television, where she was best known for playing lawyer Rachel Zane in the hit legal drama series Suits.
|Guest of honour: The National Theatre uploaded footage of the Duchess of Sussex arriving at their London headquarters this afternoon showing her being greeted by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lambeth|
|Meeting Percy, Blessing and Sharong from the Pericles Public Acts company|
Shortly after arriving, Meghan spoke to technical apprentices Olivia and Kelsey, and former apprentice Tamykha, who were working on some chandeliers for Tartuffe in the Assembly Area.
Before returning to Kensington Palace this afternoon, she watched a performance inspired by War Horse, by children working with the National Theatre’s primary school programme.
Pericles was the National Theatre’s first production of 2018 from its award-winning participatory programme, Public Acts.
The Emily Lim-directed show brought over 200 people of all ages from across London together with six professional actors to breathe new life into the Shakespeare classic in a musical version.
|Meghan arrives at the National Theatre in London this afternoon. The Duchess, who is six months pregnant, is set to learn about the work of the institution and meet staff and apprentices working behind the scenes during today's engagement|
Earlier this month, following weeks of speculation, Meghan was officially announced as patron of the National Theatre, a post previously held by the Queen for 45 years.
The duchess has previously spoken of her passion for using the arts to bring people from different backgrounds together, and her visit today will focus on the work that the NT does, as well as meeting some of the talented teams and apprentices working behind the scenes.
|The Duchess arrives at the National Theatre. During her visit Meghan, 37, will join a workshop with members of the Pericles production before meeting apprentices working as technicians in different departments from carpentry to metalwork|
In 2017 and 2018 alone, it staged 19 productions at the South Bank, ten across the UK, three in the West End and six internationally.
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