Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, left, reacts with one of the women behind the cookbook 'Together' during a reception at Kensington Palace, in London, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Picture: AP

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, "wants to make a difference" to the world through her role as a British royal.

The 37-year-old royal - who was known as Meghan Markle before becoming a member of the royal family when she tied the knot with Prince Harry in May this year - is said to be embracing her newly appointed Duchess title, and wants to use her status to help others wherever she can.

A source said: "Meghan loves her new role/ She takes it very seriously and wants to make a difference. She's mindful that she's representing the Queen and the royal family and doesn't want to put a foot wrong."

The former 'Suits' actress is also "supportive" of her 34-year-old husband in his new role as the Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth, and sources say the newlyweds are a "great team".

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', the insider added: "She also realises how important Harry's role is as the New Commonwealth Youth Ambassador and wants to support him. They really consider themselves a great team."

Meghan's affinity to her new role as a royal comes after she completed her first solo engagement last month as she attended the launch of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts London.

The Duchess viewed art from the Oceania region, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, and New Guinea, Easter Island, Hawaii and New Zealand, before with several artists and leaving with flowers from the children of one of the exhibition's organisers. 

A tweet on Kensington Palace's Twitter read: "Before departing @royalacademy, The Duchess received a posy from Rima and Kotai, whose father was involved in the exhibition. #RAOceania (sic)"

Meghan's solo visit to the exhibition came exactly a year after she and Harry made their first official public outing as a couple at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.