The privilege of being a royal tempts everybody, but is the title enough to keep one happy and content? Well, it certainly isn’t for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple that officially stepped down as senior royals on March 31, 2020, has gone through a rough transition phase and has been making headlines for various reasons, from a rift in the family to a miscarriage.
But what’s endearing to see is that even after facing several challenges, they’re doing their part by extending help in whatever way they can. Their upcoming Commonwealth project, for instance. Meghan and Harry have pledged to help climate-affected commonwealth countries, and this has attracted much media attention. Join us as we spill the beans on their kind act.
Meghan and Harry’s contribution to Commonwealth countries
In 2020, the Archwell Foundation (Harry’s non-profit public organization) announced a collaboration with World Central Kitchen, an NPO founded by Chef José Andrés that feeds communities globally. The couple pledged to contribute to four Community Relief Centers in regions frequently affected by climate disasters.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, World Central Kitchen shared that the construction for the first relief center in the Caribbean Commonwealth nation of Dominica had been completed. Also, the organization plans to initiate a culinary training program in the current year to help Chefs prepare a large amount of food in case of emergencies.
The Palace’s comment on Harry & Meghan’s “royal” scope
On February 19, 2021, Buckingham Palace released a statement saying that since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had no plans of returning to their royal roles, they’re bound to give back their honorary military appointments and royal patronages to the Queen.
It also confirmed that the Queen would distribute the returned titles among the working royal members. On the same day, the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust tweeted a message thanking former President Prince Harry and Vice President Meghan Markle for their support. The organization stated that it was lucky to have worked with them and credited them for its fast progress.
Buckingham Palace’s statement decreed that by abdicating royal duties, Harry and Meghan can’t perform responsibilities relating to a life of service. In response to the Queen’s order, Harry and Meghan said that everyone has a right to live a life of service because it’s universal. A royal source soon assured that this shouldn’t be taken as a sign of argument and that the bond between the family still stands strong.
Harry and Meghan’s current endeavors
At present, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy a blissful life at their Santa Barbara home with son Archie Harrison. Soon after announcing their second pregnancy, they appeared in an interview with Oprah, during which Harry opened about his biggest fear relating to his late mother, Princess Diana. He feared that after leaving the royal duties, he would also suffer like his mother.