Meghan Markle visits animal charity Mayhew and gala benefit with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle visits animal charity Mayhew and gala benefit with Prince Harry

The 37-year-old, who has had rescue dogs of her own, met with a number of officers at the animal welfare shelter, which it's understood she has visited in private on a number of occasions over the past year.

And it looks like the Duchess of Sussex makes the pawfect Patron for the charity after she was seen cuddling one of the puppies and cradling it on her blossoming baby bump.

Meghan took it as a compliment - laughing and saying: "I'll take it".

Meghan's mother was the only member of her family to attend the royal wedding last May and even accompanied the Duchess to the the launch of the Together cookbook she supported with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen.

The former actress proved it while she was visiting animal charity, Mayhew yesterday.

On 10 January, Kensington Palace announced Meghan will become the patron of four different charities.

It is thought Meghan researched Mayhew on the internet before approaching the charity to learn more about its work, and made two private visits, the first in November, before her public tour.

The duchess is a dog lover who supported various animal rescue centres in her home city of Los Angeles.

Her other dog Guy, a Beagle, did make the journey and is now part of the family and has joined the Sussex's other pet, a black Labrador.

Meghan was unable to bring him along to the United Kingdom ahead of her wedding to husband Prince Harry in May, because he was deemed too old to travel.

Hot on the heels of her second patronage visit on Wednesday (Jan. 16), Meghan went home for a quick outfit change before joining her husband, Prince Harry, for a performance of Cirque du Soleil's Totem.

Meghan Markle, who is due to give birth in April, showed all the graciousness of a royal when she expertly responded to a comment about her growing body.

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