The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend The Coach Core Awards At Loughborough University

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend The Coach Core Awards At Loughborough University

Today, Harry and Meghan were at Loughbourough University to attend the very first Coach Core Awards. They were joined by athlete Paula Radcliffe as well as tennis player Laura Robson and English netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers.

What exactly is Coach Core? The programme was created in 2012, with TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry within The Royal Foundation.

Coach Core is an apprenticeship programme that helps young people (16-24 years old) who are not in education, employment or training to build a career.

Motivated by the success and impact of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Their Royal Highnesses
understood the power and impact sport can have on people – especially young people. With this in mind they sought to develop a new programme using sport to help improve life chances.

Each site where Coach Core operates targets those most in need. While some areas may have pockets of affluence, they also have some of the highest levels of youth unemployment and social deprivation.

By bringing together professional clubs, key sporting organisations and multiple businesses that provide employment places and create opportunities, Coach Core is producing well-rounded sports professionals and role models for children in their communities.
Source: The Royal Foundation

The Duke & Duchess got to play netball with other 2018 graduates before the ceremony began. Meghan presented the ‘Graduate of The Year’ award to Sebastian Vidal. Kensington Palace released a few images of the ceremony and the festivites on their social media. For the day, Meghan an Oscar de la Renta top, with Altuzarra pants and Aquazzura heels.



The Duchess of Sussex reveals ‘Something Blue’ was stitched to her wedding dress

The Duchess of Sussex reveals ‘Something Blue’ was stitched to her wedding dress

Meghan discussed her wedding dress in the new documentary ‘Queen of The World’, which will air on September 25th on ITV at 9:15pm UK Time.

SKY NEWS – The Duchess of Sussex has looked back to the “magical day” of her wedding and shared personal details about her gown and veil.

Following the bride’s tradition of having something old, new, borrowed and blue, Meghan revealed her “something blue” was from her first romantic encounter with Prince Harry.

Stitched somewhere inside her wedding dress, she said: “It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”

Meghan made her comments in a new ITV documentary, Queen of the World, when she was reunited with her bridal outfit at Buckingham Palace as it is prepared for a new exhibition.

“It’s nice to see it again. It’s beautiful,” she remarked.

The duchess only saw her completed five-metre long veil – embroidered with flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations – on the day she married, having trusted designer Clare Waight Keller.

Speaking about the elaborate silk veil, Meghan said: “It was important for me, especially now being a part of the Royal Family, to have all 53 of the Commonwealth countries incorporated, and I knew that it would be a fun surprise as well for my now husband, who didn’t know, and he was really over the moon to find out that I would make this choice for our day together.

“And I think the other members of the family had a similar reaction, and just appreciation for the fact that we understand how important this is for us and the role that we play, and the work that we’re going to continue to do within the Commonwealth countries.”

Meghan and Harry will begin their first major Commonwealth tour in October travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.

Looking ahead to the trip, the duchess said: “You know, it’s such an exciting time for us, especially with Harry’s role as Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth and the travel that we intend to do, to do work specifically in all those different territories.

“Which is why it was so important to have some sort of example of that present with us on the (wedding) day, 53 countries as well, my goodness, It’ll keep us busy.”

Photos @ Oxford Films / ITV

The Duchess of Sussex launches ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ at Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Sussex launches ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ at Kensington Palace

Following the announcement that Meghan had collaborated with the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen to release a cookbook entitled ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’, The Duchess hosted a special launch at Kensington Palace, where they cooked some recipies from the cookbook so that the guests could taste them. Meghan attended the event with her husband, Prince Harry, as well as her mother, Ms. Doria Ragland. The Duchess of Sussex made a very passionate speech about the Hubb Community Kitchen and its women. You can watch it below.


Preview of the ITV documentary ‘Queen of The World’

On Tuesday, September 25th, ITV will air the first part of a special documentary focused on Queen Elizabeth II. Meghan will appear in the documentary to talk about her wedding dress and her veil, which represents the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

The Duchess of Sussex Supports Cookbook Celebrating Community Kitchen

The Duchess of Sussex Supports Cookbook Celebrating Community Kitchen

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex is supporting a new charity cookbook, which celebrates the power of cooking to bring people together. To celebrate, Meghan will host a reception at Kensington Palace on September 20.

Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ showcases over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Last summer, a group of women gathered in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, where they could prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours. As they cooked together and shared recipes, as a community they began to connect, heal and look forward. Word spread and more women joined in – this was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen.

The proceeds from the book will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, enabling it to stay open and to thrive.

The Duchess of Sussex first visited the kitchen in January 2018 and has continued to make regular private visits. United by their passion for cooking as a way of strengthening communities, The Duchess was inspired by how the project empowers women at a grassroots level, and championed the cookbook project as a way of ensuring the kitchen can continue transforming lives and communities through cooking. Her Royal Highness has written the foreword for ‘Together’, which features the women’s own personal recipes from across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.

In the introduction, the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen wrote: “Our kitchen has always been a place of good food, love, support and friendship. We cook the recipes we’ve grown up with; there’s no stress, and the recipes always work because they have been made so many times – it’s proper comfort food…

“Swapping family recipes and moments of laughter gave us a sense of normality and home. We named ourselves the Hubb Community Kitchen to celebrate the thing that we all feel every time we meet – hubb means love in Arabic.”

“I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy – in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy – something we can all relate to… Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.” The Duchess of Sussex

“Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.”

Baroness Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House, said: “We were instantly caught up by the extraordinary vision for this project with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Every woman who has contributed a recipe to this book has also contributed a fragment of their lives and memories. Each dish tells a story of culture, family and a sense of home.

“But most of all Together is an homage to life and friendship and we hope it will act as a symbol to all communities and encourage cooking together for life and joy.”

The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community. FInd out more here

Source: The Royal Foundation / Photos @ Jenny Zarins

Official dates for The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s Autumn Tour

Official dates for The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s Autumn Tour

Kensington Palace has announced the official dates for the upcoming tour of Harry and Meghan. They will travel to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand.

As previously announced, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand. The visit will take place between Tuesday 16th October and Wednesday 31st October.

Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Commonwealth Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The programme across these four Commonwealth countries will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts – including the dedication of several new Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy projects – and the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

Full details will be announced in due course.

Tour Outline
Tuesday 16th October: Sydney, Australia
Wednesday 17th October: Dubbo, Australia
Thursday 18th October: Melbourne, Australia
Friday 19th October: Sydney, Australia
Saturday 20th October: Sydney, Australia
Sunday 21st October: Sydney, Australia
Monday 22nd October: Fraser Island, Australia
Tuesday 23rd October: Suva, Fiji
Wednesday 24th October: Suva, Fiji
Thursday 25th October: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga
Friday 26th October: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia
Saturday 27th October: Sydney, Australia
Sunday 28th October: Wellington, New Zealand
Monday 29th October: Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand
Tuesday 30th October: Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday 31st October: Rotorua, New Zealand

Source: The Royal Family

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend The ‘100 Days To Peace’ Gala Concert

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend The ‘100 Days To Peace’ Gala Concert

Tonight, Harry and Meghan attended ‘100 Days to Peace’, a gala concert in aid of mental health charities Heads Together, Combat Stress and Help For Heroes. The event also marks the centenary of the last 100 days of First World War hostilities. The Duke & Duchess attended a reception and met with soprano Lesley Garett and conductor of the evening Sir Karl Jenkins.

Meghan decided to go with a Royal Blue dress from Jason Wu, Aquazzura heels, a Dior clutch and Birks earings. The Duchess coordinated the shoes with the dress, in the end she looked gorgeous !