Meghan Markle is set to take over from one of the Queen’s beloved royal duties, it’s been reported.
According to the Sunday Express, Meghan, 36, who married Prince Harry, 33, at Windsor Castle last month, has now been given even more responsibility within the royal family and will allegedly take on the job of honouring youngsters from the Commonwealth.
The paper stated that the Duchess of Sussex, “will welcome those in the Queen’s Young Leaders programme to Buckingham Palace this summer, continuing the role started by the Queen during her lifetime of service to the Commonwealth nations.”
They also added that the royal duty “is said to be a job that has been close to [Queen Elizabeth II’s] heart.”
The latest news comes after it was announced that Harry was now the patron of the Queen’s Young Leaders programme earlier this year.
The programme, which started in 2013, recognizes the exceptional work that young people do across the Commonwealth.
The Duke of Sussex previously said of the programme’s future: “I have really enjoyed meeting so many of them over the past four years and their passion and understanding always leaves me hugely optimistic about the future.
“I have seen time and time again that today’s generation understands something very important: that to tackle a big issue, you need to focus on the root causes of the challenge and not its symptoms.
“The Queen’s Young Leaders are having an incredible impact in their respective countries because they have adopted this mindset.”
Meghan’s latest role comes after she and the Queen attended their first official engagement together earlier this month. The pair were spotted giggling away as they made an appearance at the opening of a bridge in Cheshire after travelling overnight on the Queen’s private train.
Meghan and Harry were then pictured with Her Majesty at The Royal Ascot 2018 last week.