The Duchess of Sussex, who celebrated her birthday last weekend, is well known for her work as an advocate for UN Women and the HeForShe campaign.
Raised by her social worker mother, Doria Ragland, Meghan learned the importance of charitable work.
She wrote for Elle UK: “It’s what I grew up seeing, so it’s what I grew up being: a young adult with a social consciousness to do what I could and speak up when I knew something was wrong.”
However, she hasn’t yet publicly announced her patronage for any specific charity in her capacity as Duchess in the three months since the royal wedding.
Her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton waited nine months before announcing her patronages in January 2012.
Kate accepted the role of patron at Action on Addiction, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, the Art Room and the National Portrait Gallery.
Meghan, the former Suits actress, has given hints at some of the causes she is likely to support, making private visits to different organisations before her wedding including meeting with Grenfell fire survivors.
Ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace announced that the couple were requesting well-wishers to make donations to seven charities they selected rather than sending a wedding gift.
Kensington Palace tweeted: “The couple have personally chosen 7 charities which represent a range of issues that they are passionate about:
“Sport for social change, women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces.”
One of the charities was Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) which supports children growing up with HIV and their families.
Homeless charity Crisis, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, and Surfers Against Sewage were among the chosen groups.