The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expanding their @sussexroyal social handle to encompass their philanthropic platform. The charity, which the couple formed separately to the Royal Foundation (the organization Prince Harry founded with Prince William in 2009), will be called “Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex”, but shortened to “Sussex Royal” for ease.
The Sussexes registered the new foundation, which will focus on mental health awareness, wildlife conservation and youth outreach, as a private company on July 1 to the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales. Harry and Meghan will both serve as directors of the charity, alongside former Royal Foundation employee Natalie Campbell, and the royals’ communications secretary, Sara Latham.
Kensington Palace said that the decision behind the Sussexes split from the Cambridges was 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”, in June. Meghan and Harry have yet to personally announce the name they have chosen for the organization, but the pair actively share causes that are important to them via social.
The news, which was circulated by reporter Emily Andrews, follows a busy week for the couple. On July 14, Meghan and Harry mingled with Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the UK premiere of The Lion King in Leicester Square. During the foursome’s moment on the yellow paw-printed carpet, Beyoncé told Meghan that baby Archie is “so beautiful”. Jay-Z then offered up some wisdom as a parent of three: “The best advice I can give you [is] always find some time for yourself.”
The screening highlighted Disney’s new Protect the Pride campaign, a global conservation effort to help safeguard the depleted lion population in Africa. As part of the entertainment conglomerate’s commitment to the cause, Disney made a donation to Meghan and Harry’s upcoming environment and community initiative, which will be formally announced this autumn.
Originally published on British Vogue
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