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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 01

Archie Harrison, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s son, to be christened on July 6

Archie Harrison, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s son, to be christened on July 6

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be christened in the Queen’s Private Chapel in Windsor Castle next Saturday.

ITV News – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie will be christened at a private ceremony on Saturday, a royal source confirmed.

The service will be held at the private chapel at Windsor Castle and is understood to be a “very small gathering”, they said.

The ceremony is due to take place on Saturday, exactly two months after Archie was born on May 6.

It is understood that pictures of the ceremony will be released on Sunday through the media and Harry and Meghan’s Instagram account.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, who married Harry and Meghan, is usually called upon to perform the service.

Source : ITV News

2019 Jun 30

The Moving Story Behind The Duchess of Sussex’s Stunning Lorraine Schwartz Eternity Ring

News recently broke that Harry gifted Meghan an eternity ring to celebrate the birth of their son as well as their 1st wedding anniversary. Other piece of news: Meghan’s engagement ring has been redesigned.

HARPER’S BAZAAREverything you need to know about Meghan Markle’s Eternity Ring

When Prince Harry announced to the world on May 6 that he had become a father, his beaming smile said it all. Not only was he proud of his newborn son, but also his wife of one year. “I’m absolutely over the moon,” he said. But it was his thoughtful tribute away from the cameras that truly expressed his joy—a stunning eternity ring that honored his new family.

After weeks of speculation about a new diamond on Meghan’s wedding finger, BAZAAR.com can reveal that Harry helped create the piece with renowned jeweler Lorraine Schwartz as a gift to mark the couple’s wedding anniversary—and their growing family.

While creating the bespoke conflict-free diamond eternity band, Harry paid tribute by having Schwartz add birthstones for Meghan, Archie, and himself on the underside of the delicate piece.

“Meghan was touched,” a source says of the May 19 anniversary surprise, which features a flawless green emerald for Archie, a blue sapphire for Harry, and an olive-green peridot stone for the duchess. “A lot of thought went into it,” the source reveals.

Each birthstone is said to have its own meaning and significance, with sapphires believed to protect those close to you from harm, peridots said to instill power in the wearer, and emeralds considered a symbol of rebirth and love.

While working closely with the famous Los Angeles-based jeweller, the prince also took the opportunity to have Meghan’s engagement ring—which features two stones that once belonged to Princess Diana—resized and reset with a new delicate diamond band.

Meghan gave the world a first glimpse at the rings during this year’s Trooping the Colour parade on June 8. And fans got a further look during today’s surprise baseball game appearance alongside Harry at the London Stadium to watch the Boston Red Sox play against the New York Yankees. The game was in support of the Invictus Games Foundation and the first time that Major League Baseball hosted two regular season games in Europe.

Bespoke jeweller Schwartz has created high-end pieces for a number of high profile women including Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Elizabeth Taylor, and is a firm fixture on red carpets around the world. The designer is also a keen philanthropist, sitting on the board of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation cancer charity, and a founder of the Shulamit Benjamini Sandberg Medical Research Grant, which supports physicians involved in cancer research.

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

2019 Jun 17

The Duchess of Sussex’s foreword for Mayhew’s annual review

As Patron of Mayhew, The Duchess of Sussex wrote a lovely foreword for her patronage as part of their annual review. You’ll remember Meghan made her first visit to the charity back in January, after it was announced she’d chosen her love of animals and the importance of animal welfare as one of her main points of focus.

“As a proud rescue dog owner, I know from personal experience the joy that adopting an animal into your home can bring. The role that we, as people, play in rehoming and rescuing these animals is vital, but the role of organisations such as Mayhew is unparalleled. What initially struck me about Mayhew specifically is their community based approach not simply on rehoming animals, but in the preventive care that inhibits these cats and dogs from ending up in shelters in the first place.

From Mayhew’s global education programmes to their community work on a micro level with the elderly, homeless and vulnerable communities, they actively seek solutions that allow people to stay with their animals and have the support they need to do so.

The choice to adopt a pet is a big decision that comes with much responsibility but infinite return on the investment. It will undoubtedly change your life.

As Patron of Mayhew, I encourage you to get involved in whatever way you can – either through pet adoption, volunteering, donation or spreading the word. We are all interconnected and through these animals, we find an even greater link to community and the part we can play.

I am proud to support Mayhew and to work alongside them as they continue to improve the lives of animals and people, to create more supportive and compassionate communities both in London and internationally.”

We’d like to share the review, in numbers of what Mayhew has been able to do in 2018.

  • 98 DOGS and 380 CATS were REHOMED
  • They’ve handled 1,061 ANIMAL WELFARE CASES
  • 67 DOGS were REUNITED with their owners
  • 12,158 CATS and DOGS were NEUTERED OVERSEAS
  • 32,431 DOGS got VACCINATED against RABIES
  • There were 704 THERAPAWS visits
  • 111,097 ADULTS and CHILDREN in India were HELPED by Mayhew’s EDUCATION PROGRAMME
  • 786 ANIMALS were HELPED OUTSIDE THE SHELTER
  • 24 VETS and VET STUDENTS trained at their COMMUNITY VET CLINIC
  • 1,793 ANIMALS were brought to their VACCINATION CLINICS