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Duchess Meghan has a secret project in lockdown - and it's all about puppies

Behind the scenes, the Duchess has been working with a beloved charity back in the UK.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Meghan has been making waves behind the scenes from lockdown - but you'd be hard pressed to notice it happening.
Indeed the passionate royal mum had a number of patronages she was heavily involved with before she set off from the UK and resettled in Los Angeles, but it seems physical distance is irrelevant when it comes to Meghan's work.
Well, her latest project proves as much at least.
In a new report from Newsweek, it has been revealed the Duchess has been taking part in a number of calls with charity Mayhew, an animal welfare organisation that provides a unique service for homeless people to remain united with their furry friends.
In the report, it is understood Meghan has made several secret calls to them from her home in LA to ensure that their socially responsible work was going smoothly.
The charity has also just launched a new initiative to keep its main centre running - funds raised from it will go towards essentials for its pets including flea and worming treatments, as well as food.
Meghan has been making secret calls to one of her beloved patronages back in the UK. (SmartWorks)
A spokesperson for Mayhew elaborated on Meghan's current efforts, saying: "The Duchess is in touch and working with Mayhew at this time. One thing many people may not realise is the range of work Mayhew does."
"It is not your classic animal charity. They are supporting so many other people in the community too."
The Duchess has been keeping busy by staying in touch with all of her charitable affiliates back in the UK. (Getty)
According to a report from HELLO!, Meghan also remains in touch with all of her UK patronages.
In May, a video call between Meghan and a client of London-based charity SmartWorks was shared to shine a light on the work the organisation was continuing to do amidst the pandemic.
The charity helps women who have been through trying times and hardship back into the workforce by equipping them with the essentials, including workwear.
Speaking to the woman from her home in LA, the Duchess told her she was a "beacon of hope", admiring the woman's determination for getting through a tough time.
"When I was reading about what your interests are, and especially you have a big focus in mental health as well, right? Psychology? I think that's excellent," Meghan added.
"There's so much going on in the world right now and to be such a beacon of hope and focusing on getting through it, and all the positivity that we just want to send your way, and to make sure you can get on the other side of this too, and have such a great opportunity there."
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While Meghan remains hard at work during the lockdown, she's also been enjoying quality time with her one-year-old son Archie.
In May, the Duchess and her husband Prince Harry shared an adorable story time video with their toddler to celebrate his birthday.
So between that, and throwing her support behind a number of charities, it seems Meghan is keeping herself very busy indeed!

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