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Duchess of Sussex visits Mayhew
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, visits a respected but lesser known animal charity
By Alex Kolton
On an unsuspecting block of London, press & neighbours stood in the rain with hopes of seeing HRH the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle visiting a respected but lesser known animal charity, The Mayhew www. themayhew.org. The royals have a long history of support to animals causes and Meghan was made a patron of the charity which was recognised by Queen Elizabeth II. This was her second public engagement this week with another appearance tonight at the Royal Albert Hall to watch Cirque du Soleil in aid of charity Sentebale.
At six months pregnant, Meghan looked stunning and unbothered by the spitting rain and appeared a graceful and tenured pro as she entered and exited giving the press just enough face time. The Duchess is due the end of April or in early may so perhaps we can expect a strong willed Aries or a work-hard, play-hard Taurus baby, a mix of the two of them. She glided into the charity a monochromatic vision in shades of cream (hides white animal fur well) a custom Armani Coat, cream H&M maternity dress, a pair of stomping high Manolo Blahnik slingback heels, no stockings, and a Stella McCartney handbag.
The Duchess will work to raise awareness for the Mayhew who aim to simply improve the lives of animals. The Mayhew first opened its doors in 1886 and offers animal therapy, support to homeless people with their pets, animal rehoming, community vet services and international support for animals. Mayhew spokesperson Sarah Hastelow noted that they offer a vital service in the community also fostering animals whose parents might be temporarily unable to care for them.
Meghan was smitten by a Jack Russell mix named Minnie but the Duchess has quite a dog brood already. Before meeting Harry, Meghan had adopted a dog named Bogart, sadly she could not bring to London as he was too old and it was at the animal shelter in Los Angeles that she met Ellen DeGeneres, also an animal lover. She went onto adopt a Beagle named Guy and recently Meghan and Harry rescued a black Labrador.
No technology, automations or robots can replace human touch and care and Meghan has chosen a very under-advertised and worthy place to spotlight and the marvellous staff deserved the royal visit and more. Pads, paws, claws and a bump are just what Britain needed today to lighten the mood, well done Meghan Markle.