2019 Jul 18

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s Royal Foundation has a name

It appears the Royal Foundation of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex has a name, and it’s not very far from their Instagram handle (actually it’s the same): Sussex Royal.

HARPER’S BAZAAR – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Unveil the Name of Their New Foundation

It seems like things are starting to come together for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s charity. Today, royal correspondent Emily Andrews exclusively shared that the couple’s new foundation is called Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, according to official documents. The directors of the company are Meghan and Harry, along with their PR manager Sara Latham, and Natalie Campbell, a former staffer at the Royal Foundation.

According to the certificate of incorporation obtained by Andrews, Sussex Royal was registered as a private company. The duke and duchess made a good choice with the name; it’s also their Instagram handle, @sussexroyal. (Consistency is key!)

In June, it was announced that Harry and Meghan were parting ways from the Royal Foundation, the charity vehicle they previously shared with Prince William and Kate Middleton. Through the organization, which the Harry and William started in 2009, the two couples supported various causes from mental health issues, to conservation, and more.

William and Kate will continue to lead the Royal Foundation while Harry and Meghan move onto their separate endeavor; but that doesn’t meant the two duos won’t work together on projects in the future.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “very excited” for this next chapter of their royal work, a Buckingham Palace source previously told BAZAAR.com. It’s the couple’s latest move in paving thier own path of royal life, from moving out of Kensington Palace to starting their own royal household.

“This is their chance to stamp their own personality on their charitable work,” another insider told us. “Not only will their new foundation stand the test of time, but it will allow them to do some very ambitious things. Their charity will provide them with an opportunity to create something that will be their defining work—and it’s entirely theirs.”

2019 Jul 18

TIME names The Duke & Duchess of Sussex in their list of most influential people on the Internet

Other people include Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X and Korean K-POP Band BTS.

TIME.com – The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The British royal family is a notoriously tight-knit institution. So when Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, launched an independent social media account on Instagram in April, @SussexRoyal, it was bound to make waves. The handle reached 1 million followers in its first six hours, a platform record. (It’s since accrued 9.1 million.) While baby photos are among @SussexRoyal’s draws, most posts are dedicated to the pair’s work as royals. Each month, in an effort to highlight advocates and organizations focusing on issues such as climate change and mental health awareness, the account rotates the users it follows—a savvy strategy that has driven headlines. The Sussexes’ forward-thinking, cause-oriented approach to social media fits neatly with other ways they are establishing their identity beyond the crown. In June, the palace confirmed that the couple will be departing the Royal Foundation, which was started by Prince Harry and Prince William in 2009, to launch their own, separate charitable organization. —Raisa Bruner

2019 Jul 14

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the London premiere of Disney’s The Lion King

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the London premiere of Disney’s The Lion King

Tonight, Meghan walked her very first red carpet premiere as a member of the Royal Family, with Harry, by attending the London premiere of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’, a re-imagining of the 1994 classic. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the event in Leicester Square, and met the casting of the film (Beyonce, Seth Rogen, Keegan Michael-Kay, Billy Eichner…) and its director Jon Favreau (who directed Iron Man and its sequel as well as the 2016 re-imagining of Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’). Harry and Meghan also reunited with Sir Elton John, who composed new arrangements and new music for the film.

The premiere was held in support of the conservation and community work of His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex through The Royal Foundation, as well as the global conservation campaign ‘Protect The Pride’ Disney launched on par with the release of ‘The Lion King’.

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ – Protect The Pride
In celebration of the release of Disney’s The Lion King, the upcoming groundbreaking feature film helmed by Jon Favreau in theaters July 19th, The Walt Disney Company is proud to announce a global conservation campaign to raise awareness and support the dwindling lion population across Africa.

Since Disney’s The Lion King was first released in theaters 25 years ago, half of Africa’s lions have disappeared. Lions face rising threats, such as poaching, loss of prey and destruction of habitats. However, research shows the lion population can recover.

Disney has already donated more than $1.5 million to Lion Recovery Fund and its partners and will make additional grants as well as invite fans to help double the donation for a total contribution of up to $3 million. Fans may participate by taking part in celebratory experiences and purchasing special edition products, as part of The Lion King Protect the Pride campaign.

[…] The Wildlife Conservation Network has established an unparalleled reputation for how they lead, manage and evaluate the programs they oversee. The Lion Recovery Fund is one of their premiere programs that supports organizations working across Africa to double the number of lions in the wild by 2050. By protecting lions, we also are protecting the health and well-being of the savanna, wildlife and communities who live alongside them.

The Duchess of Sussex attends the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon

The Duchess of Sussex attends the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon

This afternoon, Meghan The Duchess of Sussex attended the Ladies’ Singles Final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships with Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Matthews (Catherine’s sister). Just like last year, The Duchess watched her friend Serena Williams play for a possible 24th Grand Slam title. The game opposed Williams to Simona Halep from Romania, who ended up being too strong for Williams, winning her first Wimbledon title.

The Sussexes and The Cambridges attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day

The Sussexes and The Cambridges attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day

Today, The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge took part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day, competing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy (named after the late owner of the Premiere League football club Leicester, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha). The match raised money for charities supported by both William and Harry (African Parks, The Invictus Games Foundation and The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust) and others such as The English Schools Swimming Association, Fields in Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana

The brothers were, for the occasion, joined by their wives and children: Meghan introduced Archie to his first polo match ever, while Kate brought George, Charlotte & Louis along. The Duchesses were seen enjoying some time together before joining their husbands.