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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
2019 May 08

Inside Harry & Meghan’s Intimate Photocall with their son

Harper’s Bazaar is sharing some behind the scenes info on today’s lovely photocall at St. George’s Hall, Windsor Castle.

Before the world had seen his face or knew his name, Baby Sussex quickly became the most famous newborn on the planet. The son of the Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, and the first biracial baby born into the Windsor family, had quite the welcome party in Windsor after his arrival on May 6, with well-wishers filling the town’s streets and the world’s press camped out in eager anticipation of details about the newest member of the royal family.

And now, two days after his birth at Portland Hospital in central London, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s firstborn has made his global debut at Windsor Castle. During an intimate media call—just two photographers, one agency reporter, and three video cameras present—the Sussexes proudly shared a first look at their family of three.

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walked into St. George’s Hall, where they celebrated their wedding reception nearly one year ago, camera shutters clicked away to capture the newborn royal, wrapped in the G.H. Hurt & Son shawl traditionally worn by royal babies (Prince George, Prince Charlotte, and Prince Louis all wore similar pieces for their debuts). Chris Allerton, the couple’s wedding party photographer, was there to take photos, which were later shared to the @sussexroyal Instagram account.

“This was a very special moment for the couple—one they won’t forget.”

After posing for photos, the Duchess got candid about the “magic” of motherhood, telling the cameras, “I have the two best guys in the world, and so I am really happy.” She noted her son has the “sweetest temperament.”

Prince Harry, his arms wrapped tightly around his son, looked on proudly. When asked who Baby Sussex looks like, he noted, “Everyone says babies change so much over two weeks, so we’re basically monitoring how this changing process happens over the next month, really. But his looks are changing every single day.” Meghan added that the family ran into the Duke of Edinburgh on their way to meet the cameras, but would soon be paying a visit to the queen.

“They are so proud but probably quite relieved to have gotten the photos out the way … They’re rather tired!”
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2018 Oct 04

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour of the Pacific: Full Schedule released

Kensington Palace has finally released the full schedule of Harry and Meghan’s upcoming tour of Australia, Fiji, The Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. This is gonna be a very packed 16 days!

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand between Tuesday 16th 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, and Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This will be The Duke and Duchess’s first joint visit to these four countries.

Across this sixteen day tour, Their Royal Highnesses’ programme will focus on youth leadership, and projects being undertaken by young people to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the region. The Duke is particularly keen to highlight these youth-led initiatives in his new role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and to shine a light on the work and aspirations of young people across the Commonwealth.

The visit will also concentrate on environmental and conservation efforts, from engaging the local community in forest protection schemes in Colo-i-Suva, to the promotion of sustainable tourism on Fraser Island. The Duke and Duchess will dedicate a number of projects to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy in each country, learning more about local conservation initiatives, whilst visiting some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes.

A major focus for Their Royal Highnesses will also be the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Duke and Duchess are excited to see Sydney fully embrace the Invictus spirit, and to support the competitors as they compete across a range of sports at some of the city’s most iconic venues. This year’s Games will emphasise the integral role played by servicemen and women’s family and friends, and Their Royal Highnesses will spend time with a number of the competitors’ supporters as they cheer them on from the side-lines.

There is a long history of friendship between The Royal Family and Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, and their links with the UK are extensive. The Duke and Duchess are very much looking forward to experiencing the unique cultures and customs of these four Commonwealth countries, and have asked that this tour allow them opportunities to meet as many Australians, Fijians, Tongans and New Zealanders as possible. Together they look forward to building an enduring relationship with the people of the region.
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