In Pictures: Beaming Meghan steals show at National Theatre

The Duchess of Sussex was in her element during a visit to the National Theatre in London, her first since becoming its patron.

Former actress Meghan, who wore a Brandon Maxwell mini-dress and coat, chatted to community actors, met backstage apprentices and watched primary school youngsters performing a War Horse-inspired piece.

The duchess spent a decade working as an actress in television (Jon Bond/The Sun/PA)

She spoke about her own acting experience during the visit (Jon Bond/The Sun/PA)

Meghan said ‘It’s unbelievable to be out on stage, that whole sense of self that comes out… just so wonderful’ (Jon Bond/The Sun/PA)

The duchess is best known for her role in the hit US legal drama series Suits (Jon Bond/The Sun/PA)

She also has a stage background, having studied theatre and international relations at Northwestern University, Illinois (Jon Bond/The Sun/PA)

National Theatre director Rufus Norris described the new relationship between his organisation and the duchess as a ‘natural fit’ (Yui Mok/PA)

Mr Norris said Meghan is ‘passionate about the impact the arts can have’ (Yui Mok/PA)

The duchess watched primary school children perform part of their production inspired by the story War Horse (Jon Bond/The Sun/PA)

Meghan looked at home during the visit (Jon Bond/The Sun/PA)

She is due to give birth this spring (Jon Bond/The Sun/PA)

- Press Association

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