It was a difficult year for the Duchess of Sussex, who not only stepped down from her royal role, but also moved to California, suffered a heartbreaking pregnancy loss, and, of course, had to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Supporting animal welfare
But despite no longer being a working royal and stepping back from the charitable work she, along with her husband Prince Harry, undertook for the royal family, the Duchess continues to be the Patron of The Mayhew.
Since she was granted the London-based animal welfare charity's patronage, Meghan has passionately supported the organisation, raising awareness of its work and even making her own personal donations.
Whether or not it's an official role, Meghan is keen to continue supporting The Mayhew and another one of her patronages, Smart Works Charity, that helps unemployed women back into the workplace.
For the love of dogs
It's not surprising that Meghan is keen to continue her support to The Mayhew. While a big dog lover herself, the Duchess has been eager to praise dogs for how they have continued to help their owners cope through lockdown.
The couple's own pups, both rescue dogs, are considered important family members, and the duo even featured in Meghan and Harry's 2020 Christmas card, alongside the Duke and Duchess and their one-year-old son Archie.
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