The Royal Foundation Meghan as Patron
Since : May 2018
Following her engagement to Prince Harry in 2017, Meghan has become involved in the work of the Foundation, and became its fourth patron following her marriage, on 19 May 2018. The Royal Foundation programmes currently revolve around four main themes of work; mental health, wildlife and conservation, young people and the armed forces community.
The National Theatre Meghan as Patron
Since : January 2019
The National Theatre's extensive UK-wide learning and participation programme supports young people’s creative education through performance and writing programmes like Connections, New Views and Let’s Play. The National Theatre invests in the future of theatre by developing talent, creating bold new work and building audiences, partnering with a range of UK theatres and theatre companies.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Meghan as Patron
Since : January 2019
Established in 1913, the ACU is the world's first and oldest international university network, with more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries. It is the only accredited organisation representing higher education across the Commonwealth.
Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help long term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.
Established in 1886 and entirely funded by public donations Mayhew is an animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of dogs, cats and people in communities both in London and internationally. Mayhew looks for innovative ways to reduce the number of animals in need through pro-active community and educational initiatives and preventative veterinary care.
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Before becoming Duchess of Sussex Meghan did work together with charities already. In January 2017 Meghan visited Delhi and Mumbai, India of which new footage was now released. She visited the country to promote gender equality and girls’ education, which wasn’t one of the standarts back then.
More in 110 million teenage girls in India – the second most populated country in the world – are at risk of dropping out of school. The Duchess was filmed planting and watering flowers, and painting signs with female students, who got new facilities installed by the charity the Duchess was working with. On her return she wrote an article for Time Magazine about her trip.
She spoke then about how a lack of proper sanitation in schools was adversely affecting girls when they start their periods. Meghan called it a “direct barrier” to girls’ education based on the “shame surrounding menstruation” in much of the developing world.
It was on that visit when Meghan was introduced to the Myna Mahila Foundation which works with women and girls in Mumbai’s urban slums. It offers the women stable employment and breaks taboos about menstrual hygiene by provide basic sanitary products. Myna Mahila was one of the seven charities Harry and Meghan nominated for donations at the time of their wedding last year.
The Duchess of Sussex took part in a panel discussion on International Women’s Day, hosted by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which she was named Vice President last Friday morning.
The Duchess replied to various questions, such as if she’ll raise her child to be a feminst, where she replied to:
It’s funny, I’d actually been joking these past few weeks I’d seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy was ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism’. I loved that.
Also among the topics Meghan discussed with the panel include how men can be supportive allies and feminists, and how this helps gender equality.
I think in terms of masculinity, you understand your strength includes knowing your vulnerabilities and your sense of self and security. Your confidence comes in knowing that a woman by your side, not behind you, is actually something you shouldn’t be threatened about.
The Duchess also answered the question, why she doesn’t use or owns any private social media accounts, such as Twitter and Instagram, anymore. She replied:
Equally, that’s just my own personal preference because I think positive or negative, it can all sort of just feel like noise to a certain extent these days, as opposed to getting muddled with that to focus on the real cause. So for me, I think the idea of making the word feminism trendy, that doesn’t make any sense to me personally, right? This is something that is going to be part of the conversation forever. Hashtags are not enough. We have a responsibility as well, that if you’re part of social media and engaging in that way, we’re not just giving people more things to chat about but actually something to do. It’s our responsibility to make a choice on what we click on, we make a choice of what we read, we make a choice of we engage in, that’s our personal decision to not be there for negativity, to be more positive and action based. And that for me that’s a tricky one because I’m not part of any of that.
The Duchess of Sussex hosted an outdoor reception at Kensington Palace for her book launch ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’. She was supported by her husband the Duke of Sussex and her mother, Doria Ragland. It was her first solo project as a royal member and they were looking very proud of her. Guests had the chance to eat some recipes from the book cooked for the event by women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Discover below her full speech she gave to thank everyone involved in the creation of the book.
Yesterday evening, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended together the ‘100 Days To Peace’ charity gala concert at Central Hall Westminster in London. This event gathered funds for three charities working to support military veterans facing mental health challenges: “Help for Heroes”, “Combat Stress and Heads Together”, the Royal Foundation’s campaign and mental health initiative. To find more information about the gala click here.
Meghan wore a blue Jason Wu dress with Aquazurra hells and for once her haircut was down and curly. A very gorgeous and appropriate look for a charity gala event!
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement and are keen that as many people as possible benefit from this generosity of spirit. The couple have therefore asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion considers making a donation to charity, rather than sending a wedding gift.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have personally selected seven organisations they would like to support, reflecting their shared values.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle do not have any formal relationships with the charities chosen. The couple have chosen charities which represent a range of issues that they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces. Many of these are small charities, and the couple are pleased to be able to amplify and shine a light on their work.