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JessRulz 07-24-2021 02:02 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Family, News and Events 6: August 2021-
Welcome to The Sussex Family
News & Events, Part Six

Commencing August 2021

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JessRulz 07-24-2021 02:30 AM

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JessRulz 07-24-2021 02:30 AM

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JessRulz 08-04-2021 11:03 AM

On her 40th birthday, Meghan has announced a new project, 40x40, "a campaign encouraging people around the world to give 40 minutes of their time to support women going back to work."

"The Duchess asked 40 activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to participate by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to women reentering the workforce.

Those who have put their hands up to help include Adele, US poet laureate Amanda Gorman, Nobel peace prize nominee Amanda Nguyen, author Deepak Chopra, US author and activist Dr Ibram X Kendi, and Stella McCartney."

More information and video can be found at Archewell..

ACO 08-04-2021 11:26 AM

This was a really cute video. Really nice initiative. Nice to see Meghan... and I spy with my little eyes Archie and (I think) Lili pictures on her desk at the start of the clip.

Curryong 08-04-2021 12:26 PM

Lovely office! And English tea and biscuits! So good to see Meghan and that is a great initiative to be establishing. Re-entering the workforce after Covid unemployment or perhaps part time employment or time away looking after small children, can be an ordeal. It’s good to mentor someone in that situation who may lack confidence. I’ve done it myself and found it very rewarding.

TLLK 08-04-2021 12:30 PM

A great way for Meghan to celebrate her 40th birthday with the mentoring partnership.

Osipi 08-04-2021 12:51 PM

I love it! I think Meghan has hit on something that a whole lot of women are experiencing and that is going back into the workforce in their 40s. Stay at home moms with the empty nest or a woman experiencing divorce and reentering a single life can and do feel so lost and unsure about how to go into what seems like a totally alien world from their "normal".

Great initiative. I especially like that Deepak Chopra is involved. I love how that man thinks. :smile:

Kataryn 08-04-2021 03:57 PM

Good idea, nicely presented and obviously well thought through - a good gift to the women of the world by one of their own. Or so. I hope we will always see Meghan and Harry daring to be more personal (in the fashionable "unpersonal personal" way) in their interactions, as it is both fitting with his heritage and their own positioning. She hopefully doesn't think to run for president but it would be nice to see her sometimes (or even more often) as long as her ideas help others as much as this one. And I like that Eugenie immediately stepped in.

SLV 08-04-2021 04:58 PM

Sounds like a good initiative. I hope it works out well.

crm2317 08-04-2021 06:43 PM

I really enjoyed the video with Melissa McCarthy and think it is a wonderful initiative. How does it work in practice, do the people committing to 40 minutes reach out to a charity supporting women or how do they find someone to mentor?

Alisa 08-04-2021 11:13 PM

What a fantastic idea!

Princess Eugenie is also part of the 40 lending support to "Dear Meghan’s" initiative

Bosana 08-05-2021 03:09 AM

Watching Harry juggling outside the window during the interview with Melissa McCarthy
was hilarious! He was doing quite well... for about two seconds!!!

ladongas 08-05-2021 03:46 AM


Originally Posted by Bosana (Post 2419230)
Watching Harry juggling outside the window during the interview with Melissa McCarthy
was hilarious! He was doing quite well... for about two seconds!!!

When I first saw the photo, I thought Harry was a guy washing the windows!

MARG 08-06-2021 04:58 AM

:previous: Now that's Harry the way I love seeing him and his antics fit perfectly with what Meghan was doing with Melissa McCarthy. I was looking at Meghan's to-die-for desk and office and laughed that she had used a pile of books to raise her laptop to use for 'Face Time' or 'Zoom'. I guess she'd been signing a bunch.

Looking at perfectly stacked books I thought it showed that she likes things 'squared away' but not sterile which was something I remembered from an early shot of her Canadian home. She seems to like a restful, slightly minimalist but what I imagine the Californian version of Hygge would look like for her home.

As to the Birthday Idea? Wonderful, and so many strong women who will inevitably attract other strong women to mentor other women returning to the workforce. It's almost the visual of a self-supporting prophecy. I can imagine there are those that end up spending more than 40 minutes with any one woman.

Having been in that situation myself I cannot begin to imagine how much the support of a strong, successful woman would have been. Oh I know there are those that will scoff and say how can a successful woman relate to a woman who is suddenly a solo mother, a divorcee, a widow all with limited skills or confidence, yet Meghan's venture into 'Smart Works' was as down to earth as you can get.

Best of all, her work for women started long before she was 'The Duchess of Sussex', she was Meghan Markle and she used what fame or stardom she had to promote the cause of Feminism and I don't mean burning her bra! I could never understand why so many women never understood that it was a derogatory put-down promoted by the (almost totally male) media.

JessRulz 08-11-2021 09:09 AM

Article below courtesy of Muhler:


AP Interview: Reddy says Harry, Meghan mulled New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The queen’s representative in New Zealand said Prince Harry and Meghan discussed moving to the South Pacific country during their 2018 visit, more than a year before the couple stepped back from royal duties and moved to the United States.

“I remember they’d just been down to the Abel Tasman National Park when we sat down and had a drink, and they said that they could imagine living in a place like this and wondered whether we thought it would be theoretically possible. Even possible for them to have a place in New Zealand.

“Of course, we said ‘Sure. It would be fine. There are lots of opportunities to live in New Zealand, but that would be something that they’d have to explore,’” Reddy said. “They were looking at how they might raise their family. And, obviously, they’ve made some decisions since.”

Archduchess Zelia 08-11-2021 09:25 AM

Not surprising to me. They did always say their first priority was to move to and continue their work in another Commonwealth country but scrapped it when the BRF somehow didn't find that doable. They obviously ended up going with Canada but I think there was talk of South Africa at some point as well?

AC21091968 08-11-2021 09:27 AM

Interesting interview with Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy, not just Harry & Meghan's thoughts on living in New Zealand, but also on the subject of constitutional monarchy.

The Sussexes won't be the first to live in New Zealand if they choose to do so. Lady Davina Windsor and Gary Lewis (now divorced) at one point after marriage have decided to raise their children there. I'm not sure about now. This is the latest article I could find about them.

muriel 08-11-2021 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by JessRulz (Post 2420120)

It appears H&M were considering leaving the UK as early as October 2018, around 5 months after their wedding.

Mbruno 08-11-2021 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by JessRulz (Post 2420120)

Not much novelty here. Prince Harry himself said in the past that New Zealand, South Africa and Canada were considered as possible relocation sites before the Sussexes decided to move permanently to the US. The only significant new information is that they were already considering a move out of the UK in 2018.

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