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JessRulz 03-29-2020 05:58 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Charities and Patronages
 
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Commencing April 1, 2020

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JessRulz 03-29-2020 05:58 AM

The Duke of Sussex's Patronages
-African Parks, President
-Dolen Cymru, Patron
-Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, Joint Patron
-Invictus Games Foundation, Patron
-The London Marathon Charitable Trust, Patron
-MapAction, Royal Patron
-Rhino Conservation Botswana, Patron
-The Rugby Football League, Patron
-Rugby Football Union, Patron
-Rugby Football Union All Schools Programme, Patron
-Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation, Patron
-Sentebale, Founder Patron
-Silverstone Heritage Experience/Motorsport World, Patron
-WellChild, Patron

The Duke of Sussex's Specially Held Roles
-Commonwealth Youth Ambassador
-The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, President
-Walking With The Wounded, Expeditions Patron


The Duchess of Sussex's Patronages
-Association of Commonwealth Universities, Patron
-Mayhew, Patron
-The National Theatre, Royal Patron
-The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, Vice President
-Smart Works, Royal Patron

BaiSoSo 04-27-2020 04:21 PM

Great to see Prince Harry is getting recognition for a project he spent 3 years helping with/working on.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebr...-for-veterans/

Curryong 04-27-2020 07:40 PM

Yes, well done to Harry. This is good news. Military personnel and their welfare have always been close to his heart, and hopefully HeadFit will really be a help.

eya 04-29-2020 10:40 AM

Meghan about her patronage @SmartWorksHQ:

"“It’s been such an honour to meet and learn from so many talented women in the Smart Works network over the years, and recently to see the amazing work they’re doing to adapt their programs to the reality of this pandemic.'

https://twitter.com/i/status/1255487252165255170





TLLK 04-29-2020 01:34 PM

While this coaching session took place in late March, hopefully the young woman was able to still interview for a position and was hired. :smile:

Lumutqueen 05-05-2020 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 2311051)
While this coaching session took place in late March, hopefully the young woman was able to still interview for a position and was hired. :smile:

You'd be right, Smartworks just posted an update that she got the job! :flowers:

https://twitter.com/SmartWorksHQ/sta...673717762?s=20

ACO 05-06-2020 11:39 AM

Harry has worked closely with Coach Core. Today they announced they are no longer with The Royal Foundation.

https://twitter.com/GaryLaybourne/st...49294818574337

Lumutqueen 05-06-2020 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ACO (Post 2312621)
Harry has worked closely with Coach Core. Today they announced they are no longer with The Royal Foundation.

https://twitter.com/GaryLaybourne/st...49294818574337


So which Royal Foundation are they no longer with? Does mean no Henry involvement in the future?

Somebody 05-06-2020 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2312628)
So which Royal Foundation are they no longer with? Does mean no Henry involvement in the future?

The Royal Foundation that was kept by the duke and duchess of Cambridge and that the duke and duchess of Sussex decided to leave.

So, them announcing "After 8 successful, impactful years as a Royal Foundation programme, we now seek additional support establishing the charity in its own right" most likely means that Harry will be able to remain involved as they break with William and Catherine's Foundation.

It feels a bit as if programmes have to decide who they want to support (and vice versa: whom they want to be supported by): William or Harry.

poppy7 05-06-2020 12:53 PM

They are setting up on their own. They wont need the support. Maybe that is the aim of the royal foundation to enable charities to grow.

Lumutqueen 05-06-2020 01:23 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Charities and Patronages
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Somebody (Post 2312649)
The Royal Foundation that was kept by the duke and duchess of Cambridge and that the duke and duchess of Sussex decided to leave.

Thank you. This is what got me confused as Henry hasn’t been a part of the foundation for some time, linking this charity to both the Cambridge Foundation and Henry made little sense.

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Originally Posted by poppy7 (Post 2312651)
They are setting up on their own. They wont need the support. Maybe that is the aim of the royal foundation to enable charities to grow.

But the charity have literally said in their tweet, they need additional support in setting up on their own.

poppy7 05-06-2020 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2312657)
Thank you. This is what got me confused as Henry hasn’t been a part of the foundation for some time, linking this charity to both the Cambridge Foundation and Henry made little sense.



But the charity have literally said in their tweet, they need additional support in setting up on their own.

Yeah. All charities need continued financial aid.

Denville 05-06-2020 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by poppy7 (Post 2312672)
Yeah. All charities need continued financial aid.

charities are going to be taking a hell of a beating now...

eya 05-09-2020 01:46 PM

"Marking what would have been the Opening Ceremony for the @InvictusGamesNL, our Patron The Duke of Sussex shares his best wishes to supporters and competitors, and outlines plans this week to bring The Hague home to you"

https://twitter.com/i/status/1259165987288412161

Fem 05-09-2020 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eya (Post 2313267)
"Marking what would have been the Opening Ceremony for the @InvictusGamesNL, our Patron The Duke of Sussex shares his best wishes to supporters and competitors, and outlines plans this week to bring The Hague home to you"

https://twitter.com/i/status/1259165987288412161

That's such a cool idea! The team working with Invictus Games is really, really good and this is another example of that. I can't wait to see all the content they're going to provide.

Though, tbh, it's a shame they didn't post it yesterday, it would be a good opportunity to also talk about VE Day a bit more, but I'm still happy to see him!

eya 05-26-2020 11:04 AM

The Duke of Sussex has written to HALO's 8,500 staff to express his admiration at their ‘dedication and determination’ in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.



https://www.halotrust.org/latest/hal...ovid-response/

Curryong 05-29-2020 07:03 PM

Harry spoke to members of a youth charity in a zoom call regarding food deliveries to the vulnerable yesterday.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...rt-London.html

Curryong 05-29-2020 07:13 PM

THough in Los Angeles Meghan has continued to help her animal charity Mayhew, it's been revealed. Due to the Covid 19 the charity may be forced to close it's doors within months (few donations lately.)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...ly-news-latest

QueenMathilde 05-29-2020 08:39 PM

That's sad. Who could be against an animal charity?

Countessmeout 05-29-2020 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2317203)
THough in Los Angeles Meghan has continued to help her animal charity Mayhew, it's been revealed. Due to the Covid 19 the charity may be forced to close it's doors within months (few donations lately.)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...ly-news-latest

They made it clear the day they left they planned to continue with their charities.

Unfortunately Mayhew is facing the same problem a lot of smaller charities will during this crisis. People are out of work and struggling to make ends meet. That means less money to donate to charity no matter how good a cause. Animal charities also rely heavily on volunteers to help with the animals. And right now they aren't able to have those volunteers work.



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That's sad. Who could be against an animal charity?
Its not a matter of being against animal charity. Its a matter of lack of extra income right now to donate to charity.

TLLK 05-29-2020 11:34 PM

:previous: Absolutely true Countessmeout.

Curryong 06-01-2020 08:53 PM

The Commonwealth Trust, (Queen the Patron, Harry and Meghan President and Vice President) has issued a statement about the George Floyd death and subsequent riots.
'Silence is not an option...'

Queen, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal trust speaks out over US protests | Royal | News | Express.co.uk

Lumutqueen 06-02-2020 03:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2317762)
The Commonwealth Trust, (Queen the Patron, Harry and Meghan President and Vice President) has issued a statement about the George Floyd death and subsequent riots.

'Silence is not an option...'



Queen, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal trust speaks out over US protests | Royal | News | Express.co.uk



As there are no links in your comment, here’s the tweets.

https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/s...157056001?s=21

https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/s...776241156?s=21

“Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world. As a global community of young leaders we stand together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward.

Silence is not an option.

We all have the power to effect positive change.

It is time to speak up and speak out. Time to have uncomfortable conversations with ourselves and with others. Time to educate ourselves and unlearn.

Time to come together and build a better future as one.”

Durham 06-02-2020 05:21 PM

Who controls their twitter account? Is this really comment by The Queen & the duke & duchess? I presume not.

KellyAtLast 06-02-2020 06:13 PM

Why did the Queen allow the Sussex to keep their position in the Queens CommonWealth Trust? isn't that part of the royal work that the queen assumed they would do and thats the reason why she gave it to them. Since they are no longer working royals she should have made them step down from it.

Eskimo 06-02-2020 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Durham (Post 2317945)
Who controls their twitter account? Is this really comment by The Queen & the duke & duchess? I presume not.

I would be shocked the statement had anything to do with the Royals. The situation is extremely politically charged and I’m sure the BRF wants to keep out of it

Fem 06-02-2020 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Durham (Post 2317945)
Who controls their twitter account? Is this really comment by The Queen & the duke & duchess? I presume not.

I'd guess the employees of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust are posting on this account. There is no indication either the Queen or the Sussexes had anything to do with the tweets, it was something added by the poster. On Twitter looks like that:
We all have the power to effect positive change. It is time to speak up and speak out. Time to have uncomfortable conversations with ourselves and with others. Time to educate ourselves and unlearn. Time to come together and build a better future as one. #TeamQCT
And link: https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/s...37288776241156

Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world. As a global community of young leaders we stand together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward. Silence is not an option. #BlackLivesMatter
And link: https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/s...30722157056001

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Originally Posted by KellyAtLast (Post 2317962)
Why did the Queen allow the Sussex to keep their position in the Queens CommonWealth Trust? isn't that part of the royal work that the queen assumed they would do and thats the reason why she gave it to them. Since they are no longer working royals she should have made them step down from it.

Tbh, it doesn't make sense to me either, but I'm guessing the Queen had her reasons, whatever they might be.

KellyAtLast 06-03-2020 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Fem (Post 2317983)
I'd guess the employees of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust are posting on this account. There is no indication either the Queen or the Sussexes had anything to do with the tweets, it was something added by the poster. On Twitter looks like that:
We all have the power to effect positive change. It is time to speak up and speak out. Time to have uncomfortable conversations with ourselves and with others. Time to educate ourselves and unlearn. Time to come together and build a better future as one. #TeamQCT
And link: https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/s...37288776241156

Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world. As a global community of young leaders we stand together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward. Silence is not an option. #BlackLivesMatter
And link: https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/s...30722157056001


Tbh, it doesn't make sense to me either, but I'm guessing the Queen had her reasons, whatever they might be.

i cant think of any good reason why she would let them stay on. i guess we can put this in the category of the queen making decisions based on emotion instead of her brain. not a good look.

Lumutqueen 06-03-2020 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by KellyAtLast (Post 2318011)
i cant think of any good reason why she would let them stay on. i guess we can put this in the category of the queen making decisions based on emotion instead of her brain. not a good look.


You can put it in that category, but I doubt that many others would.

Curryong 06-03-2020 05:12 AM

Harry has now merged two organisations linked with his longterm interest in veterans mental and physical health, the Endeavour Fund and Invictus Games Foundation, away from the Royal Foundation which was originally begun by him and his brother. Hoping to hear more about this in the future.

https://people.com/royals/prince-har...es-foundation/


Sentebale charity funds rose by £4 million pounds in 2019.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-Meghan.html

Denville 06-03-2020 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2318036)
You can put it in that category, but I doubt that many others would.

I think it is possible that the queen hopes/hoped that Meg and harry would return in a year, so she didn't want to completely cut them off from Royal work.. which I think IS probably her feelings as a grandmother getting the better fo her common sense. I don't think they'll be back...

Eskimo 06-03-2020 11:31 AM

The Queen's Commonwealth Trust is just named as such and has nothing to do with the Commonwealth. I think that is the reason H&M kept their roles because it does not include any representation on behalf of the Queen in any capacity

Denville 06-03-2020 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Eskimo (Post 2318148)
The Queen's Commonwealth Trust is just named as such and has nothing to do with the Commonwealth. I think that is the reason H&M kept their roles because it does not include any representation on behalf of the Queen in any capacity

yes but I think she has kept a line open and does hope they will come back....

Lumutqueen 06-03-2020 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eskimo (Post 2318148)
The Queen's Commonwealth Trust is just named as such and has nothing to do with the Commonwealth. I think that is the reason H&M kept their roles because it does not include any representation on behalf of the Queen in any capacity


You do know that’s entirely wrong don’t you?

“The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is a growing network of young changemakers across the Commonwealth..... We use our network, platform and resources, built and shaped together with young people, to demonstrate the leadership, energy and optimism of young people across the Commonwealth and their enormous potential to create a better future for everyone.”

It has EVERYTHING to do with the commonwealth.

The Queen is Patron of The Queens Commonwealth Trust.

The Queen and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex literally had an engagement together to meet Young Leaders of Commonwealth nations.

carlota 06-03-2020 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2318172)
yes but I think she has kept a line open and does hope they will come back....

i have to disagree - the queen is not stupid and knows there is no easy way back in for them. the public will not forget. if they decided to come back as if nothing had happened, i can see the public outrage that will follow.

that, and i don't think meghan has any intention of coming back. and because of that, harry has no intention of coming back either. but i think even if they don't want to be part of the BRF, they will struggle to find a way to do work - both professional work to earn the money they so desired and charities work - in their current position.

Denville 06-03-2020 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlota (Post 2318225)
i have to disagree - the queen is not stupid and knows there is no easy way back in for them. the public will not forget. if they decided to come back as if nothing had happened, i can see the public outrage that will follow.

that, and i don't think meghan has any intention of coming back. and because of that, harry has no intention of coming back either. but i think even if they don't want to be part of the BRF, they will struggle to find a way to do work - both professional work to earn the money they so desired and charities work - in their current position.

I think the queen and Chalres may still hope. They have a shortage of royal workers due to the end of Andrew's working life and the 2 Sussexes leaving at the same time. I agree that Meg has no desire to come back, but if they can't make money in the US, she may consider it. I agree that they are not likely to be welcomed by the public...

KellyAtLast 06-03-2020 04:17 PM

It just doesn't make any sense. They don't even live in the Commonwealth anymore. Where is the logic of the Windsors.

Osipi 06-03-2020 04:28 PM

Logically looking at this, three people have gone from working for the family "Firm" representing HM, The Queen. Andrew has effectively been retired from performing any kind of public duties and most (if not all) of his private patronages have dumped him.

Should the Sussexes return like the prodigal son to the fold of the family "Firm" (which I do believe is very unlikely at all), there will always be the niggling thought in the back of people's minds that if they've walked away before, they very well could walk away again should they experience displeasure in how things are.

There is a statement that says "You can't go home again. You can't truly go back to a place you once lived because so much will have changed since you left that it is not the same place anymore." and I think this applies to this situation.

Lumutqueen 06-03-2020 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KellyAtLast (Post 2318239)
It just doesn't make any sense. They don't even live in the Commonwealth anymore. Where is the logic of the Windsors.

What does it matter exactly?

It was very clear that Henry and Meghan would keep their patronages, and location isn't an issue right now considering none of the royal family can take part in in person events.

Considering they've both built up a relationship with QCT, it wouldn't make sense to take it away and hand it to another royal that has had nothing to do with the organisation.

Denville 06-03-2020 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KellyAtLast (Post 2318239)
It just doesn't make any sense. They don't even live in the Commonwealth anymore. Where is the logic of the Windsors.

What doesn't make sense? They can return to the UK... the recent arrangement was that the set up of them leaving would be reiviewed in a year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2318243)
Logically looking at this, three people have gone from working for the family "Firm" representing HM, The Queen. Andrew has effectively been retired from performing any kind of public duties and most (if not all) of his private patronages have dumped him.

Should the Sussexes return like the prodigal son to the fold of the family "Firm" (which I do believe is very unlikely at all), there will always be the niggling thought in the back of people's minds that if they've walked away before, they very well could walk away again should they experience displeasure in how things are.

There is a statement that says "You can't go home again. You can't truly go back to a place you once lived because so much will have changed since you left that it is not the same place anymore." and I think this applies to this situation.

yes of course the public who aren't that enamoured of them, will probably (those who think about them) not be too happy with the idea of them returning, in case they prove ready to leave again. but the queen and Charles will probably hold onto the hope that if they return they will be ready to settle down and (if required for royal duty) be reliable. Im sure on a personal level, Charles wants his son back. and his grandson... and Meghan.. and on a business level. as we've pointed out the RF has lost 3 of its workers, when things get back to some kind of normal that is quite a few people to lose..and the Q and Charles may well feel that they would like to have them back to return to their work. Even if they don't return to work, the RF would problaby wish they were back in the UK...

Pranter 06-03-2020 05:32 PM

I hold out hope they will return one day...but quite frankly I think it's unlikely that they ever do. I don't even think it a real possibility until Charles is King. Enough time will have passed for things to settle in and more importantly perhaps there would be real changes in how the Monarchy operates that would facilitate their return.


LaRae

HereditaryPrincess 06-03-2020 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KellyAtLast (Post 2318239)
It just doesn't make any sense. They don't even live in the Commonwealth anymore. Where is the logic of the Windsors.

Maybe Harry and Meghan wanted to keep the association with their charities on a personal level more suited to their current position now they're no longer working members of the royal family? Both of them have always been very charitable.

Pranter 06-03-2020 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess (Post 2318281)
Maybe Harry and Meghan wanted to keep the association with their charities on a personal level more suited to their current position now they're no longer members of the royal family? Both of them have always been very charitable.


They are still members of the BRF. They are simply no longer working Royals.


LaRae

eya 06-05-2020 09:09 AM

Duchess of Sussex as Patron of the "The Mayhew" has written a special foreword for their annual report 2019

https://themayhew.org/mayhew-annual-review-2019/

Moonmaiden23 06-05-2020 09:41 AM

I am really concerned for Mayhew during these tough times. It's a cause I really believe in and support 100%. I hope they can hang in there and pull through!:ermm:

Osipi 06-05-2020 11:00 AM

Its been something to see here with animal shelters during this pandemic. Quite a few of them have had it happen that *all* of their kennels were empty. With people staying at home, there's been a lot of adoptions and pets going to their forever homes. We've actually been looking to adopt a dog and it has proven to be more difficult than we thought it'd be.

Mayhew has to be be my favorite organization that Meghan has taken on. Anyone that loves and cares about animals is a good person to me. :smile:

Curryong 06-06-2020 11:12 PM

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ue-centre.html

Meghan sponsors a kennel at the Mayhew animal charity in Archie's name. Hopefully that will spur others on to follow suit.

Countessmeout 06-07-2020 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2319002)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ue-centre.html

Meghan sponsors a kennel at the Mayhew animal charity in Archie's name. Hopefully that will spur others on to follow suit.

Even in financial times like this 10 pounds a month is a reasonable amount for many. Its a smart number from the charity. Some charities say '50 a month' but any donations are great. And some people feel embarrassed they cant donate that much and might hold off donating. Giving a smaller amount makes people less self-conscious about a smaller donation. Can still donate more.

Hopefully some more dog kennels will be sponsored after Meghan.

Osipi 06-07-2020 06:18 AM

Hope its OK if I jump in here with a bit of a plug. I've found a good way to support animal shelters staying at home and shopping online. The Animal Rescue Site is part of a grouping of online stores called The Greater Good. All items at the Animal Rescue Site bought serves to feed and support shelter animals. There are several different groupings within The Greater Good to support different organizations such as breast cancer awareness etc.

Just thought I'd throw this into the mix.

https://store.theanimalrescuesite.gr...98426372096li0

QueenMathilde 06-09-2020 09:41 PM

Still no news on new social media accounts for the two of them? I'd assume it would be posted somewhere here if there was. I'm hoping not to have to start reading the Mail Online again to get news about them.

Osipi 06-09-2020 10:31 PM

Perhaps there is just no new news to be had? ;)

QueenMathilde 06-09-2020 10:46 PM

Probably not. And here people were saying they moved to LA for attention - and they're laying low.

Osipi 06-09-2020 10:54 PM

With the way things are "out there" I think everybody is laying low and staying home and preferring to remain safe. I'm one of them. So actually, no news from the Sussexes is good news. :smile:

Lumutqueen 06-10-2020 01:49 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Charities and Patronages
 
Personally, the time is not right to launch a global foundation, as has happened on many platforms they’d be criticised to high heaven for not reading the mood. If they were going to launch this year, Archies birthday would have been the opportunity to do so.

Nobody can know what plans they had in place, prior to coronavirus but I imagine, as it would have been for all royals, that they would be out and about supporting their U.K. charities how they could and creating new connections in the USA.

However, we simply have no idea what’s going on so it’s hard to comment.

Eskimo 06-10-2020 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2319576)
With the way things are "out there" I think everybody is laying low and staying home and preferring to remain safe. I'm one of them. So actually, no news from the Sussexes is good news. :smile:

That would be a smart thing to do. They, or any other Royals for that matter, have nothing to add to current events. It’s best to keep a low profile.

Curryong 06-11-2020 08:14 PM

Harry has written a foreword for his African Parks and Wildlife patronage's annual review. I agree wholeheartedly with his remarks. The review also has wonderful visuals of landscapes and wildlife. Ya

https://www.africanparks.org/read-ou...-annual-report

https://www.eonline.com/news/1160408...rtfelt-message

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...n-parks-letter

Countessmeout 06-11-2020 09:35 PM

It was well written. And he makes great points about the work that has been done and needing continued in Africa. And can be made else where too :flowers:

The balance between economics and preservation. Of working with the local economy to help sustain it and grow, while also preserving nature. By having the local communities invested into the work, it sustains the momentum.

And the photos are stunning as well :smile:

ACO 06-26-2020 10:38 PM

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...ded-veterans1/

Harry serving as patron for Walking with the Wounded’s newest expedition.

Curryong 06-27-2020 12:58 AM

Excellent news. Harry brought a tremendous amount of publicity to this cause when he participated in their expeditions in the past. I hope he will join in some of this charity's endeavours in the future.

eya 07-31-2020 10:37 AM

"We're so excited to share that we have received a donation of £8000 from The Royal Foundation on behalf of The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle! We are immensely grateful for this donation which will go towards supporting the Migrateful mission "


https://twitter.com/migratefulUK/sta...618305/photo/1

Lee-Z 08-01-2020 03:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eya (Post 2331151)
"We're so excited to share that we have received a donation of £8000 from The Royal Foundation on behalf of The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle! We are immensely grateful for this donation which will go towards supporting the Migrateful mission "


https://twitter.com/migratefulUK/sta...618305/photo/1

I like that initiative, don't complain that people from other countries don't integrate, but create options to make it possible
more on Migrateful (for those interested and not wanting to click on a twitter link)
https://www.migrateful.org

It would be good to see more of the Sussexes work and charities in the media from now on, to balance out the negativity surrounding them at the moment (imo)

Heavs 08-01-2020 04:51 AM

It seems that the money comes from sales of Together the Hub community project book which the Royal Foundation is now distributing. That was a great project, practical, enjoyable, stainable and about the women themselves providing the means to raise money for their own projects which means more than donations.

Travalyst seems to have some laudable goals but no idea how to practically implement any of them except except agreeing change is important and telling people that.

Curryong 08-01-2020 05:01 AM

This fits well with other projects Meghan has involved herself in, ie migrant women and cookery etc. I hope she keeps linking with this very worthwhile endeavour.

polyesco 08-26-2020 04:08 PM

Not sure if this is the right thread but the Sussex Royal Foundation has become the Markle Windsor Foundation
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...oundation.html

Alisa 08-26-2020 04:46 PM

I am not so sure about this.
I much preferred the Archiwell name. Would Meghan really be smart to use the name "Markle" in a foundation name given her terrible relationship with her father and the heinous criminal activities of her brother?!

acdc1 08-26-2020 04:55 PM

Are they sure it’s the Markle Windsor foundation and not the Mountbatten Windsor foundation?

Somebody 08-26-2020 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by acdc1 (Post 2338581)
Are they sure it’s the Markle Windsor foundation and not the Mountbatten Windsor foundation?

Yes, that makes much more sense - but why the X in the MWX Foundation; my best guess is 'SusseX'. Interestingly, the article also mentions that Harry remains as the director and that Meghan (and 5 other directors; edit: see this link for their names and this one for their filing history) stepped down per July 1 - when they liquidated their charity...

I thought all funds had been passed on to Travelyst? So, I'm a bit confused as to the status of this new foundation. And how this would relate to Archewell - or did they give up on that idea?

It also states that they previously (last August) registered 'MWX Trading Ltd' using it to apply for trademarks (including Travelyst) - so they've used 'MWX' before.

QueenMathilde 08-26-2020 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Lee-Z (Post 2331283)
It would be good to see more of the Sussexes work and charities in the media from now on, to balance out the negativity surrounding them at the moment (imo)


It depends on the charity. The more political they go the less likable they become.

Denville 08-29-2020 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by QueenMathilde (Post 2338605)
It depends on the charity. The more political they go the less likable they become.

Its also likely to add to their being controversial which may trun charities off them. Charities need donations so they are likely to accept Meghan's "interest" wihtout worrying too much if it is sincere, but I think the general public will become more and more skeptical about them and how genuine they are in their commitments to charity work.

eya 08-29-2020 10:08 AM

The Duke of Sussex, Patron of the Rugby Football League, wishes Rugby League a Happy 125th Birthday, as he takes part in a special set of six with Ellery Hanley MBE, plus a few other guests.

https://www.rugby-league.com/article...ex-and-friends

soapstar 09-06-2020 07:30 PM

We asked members not to bring the Netflix discussion over to other threads.

eya 09-10-2020 11:03 AM

Prince Harry has shared a video message to offer his support to military veterans taking part in a gruelling challenge for the armed forces charity Walking With The Wounded.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...rity-trek.html

REAL COUNTESS 09-10-2020 12:03 PM

Maybe he should walk with them,not just send a message? word are cheap,action counts.

Osipi 09-10-2020 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by REAL COUNTESS (Post 2341624)
Maybe he should walk with them,not just send a message? word are cheap,action counts.

Right now, with the pandemic still around, Harry traveling either to the UK or to Oman to be with Walking with the Wounded project is pretty much a no go. He *could* fly to the UK but "US travelers may travel to the United Kingdom, but you have to do mandatory, 14-day quarantine." From what I see, Oman is not open to US international travel at this time.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/u...-19/index.html

REAL COUNTESS 09-10-2020 12:13 PM

Thank you, I got it. [...]

SLV 09-10-2020 12:48 PM

And didn't he walk with WwtW, in Antartica several years ago?

Osipi 09-10-2020 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SLV (Post 2341635)
And didn't he walk with WwtW, in Antartica several years ago?

He sure did. I think the most enjoyable part about following that trek was hearing about the "ice castle" loo Harry created during that walk. He also previously had walked part way with WwtW to the North Pole in 2011 just prior to William's wedding. :biggrin:

Curryong 09-10-2020 05:21 PM

Harry has walked part or all of the way in several of the Walking with the Wounded charity endeavours. He had a ball, you could see, in Antarctica. There was a video made of it at the time. A vet shared his tent and said that Harry snored but not too loudly! I bet he would love to participate in the Oman Walk but it's just not possible.

Eskimo 09-10-2020 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by REAL COUNTESS (Post 2341624)
Maybe he should walk with them,not just send a message? word are cheap,action counts.

There is a global pandemic that is restricting unnecessary travel

Denville 09-12-2020 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Eskimo (Post 2341708)
There is a global pandemic that is restricting unnecessary travel

Honestly in the present climate I dont see why anyone is doing charity walks. They are not necessary to get donations.. or at least shoudl not be....

Sun Lion 09-12-2020 07:52 AM

A new video chat by the Duchess -

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ollection.html

About Smart Works.

(Maybe the wrong thread moderators, news or patronage ... sorry.)

What is that on the mantelpiece?

Osipi 09-12-2020 08:19 AM

These treks that the veterans who participate in through Walking with the Wounded are not staged events to draw in donations although that is a happy outcome most of the time. These treks are putting what the organization does into practice.

These walks are the meat and potatoes of a lot of training done by wounded veterans which, in and of itself, serve these wounded veterans with a purpose and a goal. These treks are not the normal walk a few miles to raise funds but are the culmination of extensive training to build up strength, endurance and mostly a "I Can" attitude and to reach the finish line of one of these walks is something most people will never achieve.

It'd be quite hard to find a lot of healthy, able bodied people that could take on and do what these veterans do. Its not for the weak minded.

Denville 09-12-2020 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2341924)
These treks that the veterans who participate in through Walking with the Wounded are not staged events to draw in donations although that is a happy outcome most of the time. These treks are putting what the organization does into practice.

These walks are the meat and potatoes of a lot of training done by wounded veterans which, in and of itself, serve these wounded veterans with a purpose and a goal. These treks are not the normal walk a few miles to raise funds but are the culmination of extensive training to build up strength, endurance and mostly a "I Can" attitude and to reach the finish line of one of these walks is something most people will never achieve.

It'd be quite hard to find a lot of healthy, able bodied people that could take on and do what these veterans do. Its not for the weak minded.

Just at teh moment its hardly necessary is it?

Osipi 09-12-2020 09:12 AM

Yes. I believe its necessary that that veterans that have trained so long and so hard to participate in this venture. There are only 6 people participating in a walk that will cross 400 km in 21 days. Its not a hoard of people coming together but rather just a few that will be isolated pretty much in the Omani desert. Its not just a "charity walk" to raise funds but has quite a partnership behind it that includes the Omani Armed Forces.

"In November 2020, a team of 5 ex-military personnel and 1 currently serving will attempt to walk across Oman at an approximate total distance of 400kms, over the course of 21 days. The expedition will run in partnership with the Omani Armed Forces, with generous support of the Royal Office of HM Sultan Haitham bin Tariq’. Furthermore, The Duke of Sussex will support the challenge as the official Expedition Patron. "

https://www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/Home/About/197

I see absolutely no reason for this endeavor not to happen. Do you really? And may I ask why? :smile:

Denville 09-12-2020 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2341931)
Yes. I believe its necessary that that veterans that have trained so long and so hard to participate in this venture. There are only 6 people participating in a walk that will cross 400 km in 21 days. Its not a hoard of people coming together but rather just a few that will be isolated pretty much in the Omani desert. Its not just a "charity walk" to raise funds but has quite a partnership behind it that includes the Omani Armed Forces.

"In November 2020, a team of 5 ex-military personnel and 1 currently serving will attempt to walk across Oman at an approximate total distance of 400kms, over the course of 21 days. The expedition will run in partnership with the Omani Armed Forces, with generous support of the Royal Office of HM Sultan Haitham bin Tariq’. Furthermore, The Duke of Sussex will support the challenge as the official Expedition Patron. "

https://www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/Home/About/197

I see absolutely no reason for this endeavor not to happen. Do you really? And may I ask why? :smile:

Why? Because the world is a a state of crisis due to Covid. Attempts to get people back t o work, seem to result in a fresh outbreak of cases.. yet it is very bad for the economy for people having to work at home or not work at all. This isn't necessary.. If people want to do it I suppose they will but IMO its not necesary....

Osipi 09-12-2020 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2341933)
Why? Because the world is a a state of crisis due to Covid. Attempts to get people back t o work, seem to result in a fresh outbreak of cases.. yet it is very bad for the economy for people having to work at home or not work at all. This isn't necessary.. If people want to do it I suppose they will but IMO its not necesary....

To me, this endeavor is one that fits in with complying with ways and means to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Whether they do the walk or not will have no effect on the everyday man and the economy and seems to me to be grasping at straws for reasons *not* to have this event happen.

Six people isolating in the Omani is pretty much the epitome of "social distancing". In the UK, six people are allowed the last I checked. Of course this walk isn't "necessary" at all. Nor is any of the different endeavors that have been happening across the globe. What would be worse is to hear that *everything* shut down and people locked themselves behind closed doors and moaned and groaned and complained about the state of affairs . I believe we *need* to see things that continue on as if our "normal" world still existed. It gives us hope.

Curryong 09-12-2020 10:03 AM

There have been all sorts of successful endeavours for charities completed in the last six to eight months, including walks around his garden to raise money by a very elderly man who was knighted by the Queen for his efforts. Have all charitable efforts to cease because there happens to be a pandemic? These men are making a huge effort to raise money for their cause, just as he did.

Curryong 09-12-2020 10:36 AM

Meghan speaks on a video call to women whose lives her charity Smart Works helped to change. It is also the anniversary of her capsule clothing she commissioned.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebr...ry-video-call/

Madame Verseau 09-12-2020 03:40 PM

So much for the Sussexes allegedly bailing on their UK charities because they stepped back.

Curryong 09-15-2020 05:33 PM

To mark his birthday Harry and Meghan have donated £130,000 to the African based charity CAMFED.

https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news/meghan-...o-their-hearts


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