2019 Jun 28

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex will visit Southern Africa later this year

After weeks of speculation, it’s been finally confirmed by Harry & Meghan themselves ! The Duke & Duchess of Sussex (and possibly their son) will visit South Africa later this year. The Duke will also visit Malawi, Angola and Botswana (Meghan will likely remain with Archie in South Africa).

@SussexRoyal – TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour to Southern Africa this autumn.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have requested a visit to South Africa 🇿🇦 as well as The Duke carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼 and Angola 🇦🇴. His Royal Highness will also do a short working visit to Botswana 🇧🇼 en route to the other countries.

The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond.

This will be their first official tour as a family!

2019 Jun 20

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex to leave the Royal Foundation to create their own

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex to leave the Royal Foundation to create their own

After months of speculation, Harry and Meghan are set to create their own Royal Foundation and thus, leave the current one to the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.

ROYAL FOUNDATION NEWS – New charity structures for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex has today announced the conclusions of a review into its structure, and how it will best support Their Royal Highnesses with future charitable activity.

Later this year The Royal Foundation will become the principal charitable and philanthropic vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will establish their own new charitable foundation with transitional operating support from The Royal Foundation. In addition both couples will continue to work together on projects in the future, including on The Foundation’s mental health programme, Heads Together.

These changes are designed to best complement the work and responsibilities of Their Royal Highnesses as they prepare for their future roles, and to better align their charitable activity with their new households.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are incredibly proud of what they have achieved together through The Royal Foundation. They are especially proud to have established a charity that has had, and will continue to have, significant long-lasting impact, changing lives for the better.

Whether through the establishment of The Invictus Games, changing the national conversation on mental health through Heads Together, or setting up Shout, the UK’s first text-based crisis support service, The Foundation’s innovative ethos, ability to convene, and its incubator style has proven to be incredibly powerful and successful.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wish to build on The Foundation’s past successes, continuing programmes such as ‘Heads Up’, the new mental health campaign delivered in partnership with the FA, ‘United for Wildlife’ which runs a global taskforce tackling the illegal wildlife trade, and ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’ which supports teachers and staff improve child mental health. They are also developing new initiatives on the environment and support for children and families which The Foundation expects to announce in the coming year.

Source: The Royal Foundation

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
2019 Jun 16

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex celebrate Father’s Day with a new photo of Archie Harrison

Today is Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day! SussexRoyal posted a lovely photo of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie Harrison holding onto his father’s finger. You’ll remember they shared a photo of Archie’s feet for US Mother’s Day.

As we are talking about the little cutie, some newspapers are reporting that Harry & Meghan will christen their son at St George’s Chapel in Windsor next month. Prince Harry’s christening was held at the chapel, and you’ll remember this is where the Sussexes got married last year.

@SussexRoyal – Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex © SussexRoyal

2019 Jun 08

The Royal Family Attends Trooping The Colour

The Royal Family Attends Trooping The Colour

Earlier today Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex made her first appearance since welcoming her son Archie Harrison at The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping The Colour. The Duchess rode in a carriage with her husband, The Duchess of Cornwall & The Duchess of Cambridge. Hopefully, next year Harry & Meghan will bring little Archie on the balcony (little Prince Louis made his debut today).

This year, The Queen reviewed – as is the custom – her personal troops, the Household Division on Horse Guards Parade before taking the salute. Royal Family members watch the inspection of the troops within the building before heading back with Her Majesty to Buckingham Palace for the final parade, gun salute and the Royal Air Force fly-past. Should you want to watch the parade, click here for the full event.