8 June The Royal Family will attend "Trooping the Colour" in London
Maternity Leave Meghan is on maternity leave for a few months
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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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex team up to launch a 24-hour mental health text message service called Shout.
The service is available 24 hours a day, any day for those struggeling with mental illnesses. The program pairs users with trained volunteers to help those who need it. Shout is part of the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together initiative, a campaign established in 2016 by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and then Prince Harry (now the Duke of Sussex)that works with a variety of charities to break the stigma around coversations surrounding mental health issues.
All four of them released a joint statement about the service:
We are incredibly excited to be launching this service, knowing it has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people every day. Over the last few months Shout has started working quietly behind the scenes. We have all been able to see the service working up close and are so excited for its future. At the heart of this service will be an incredible national volunteer community, one which needs to grow to allow us to support more people in crisis. We hope that many more of you will join us and be part of something very special.
Shout already has a volunteer base of 1,000, but hope to increase that to 4,000 by the end of the year. Shout was launched in partnership with the U.S.’s Crisis Text Line. Residents of the U.K. can visit giveusashout.org to learn more. Residents of the U.S. should visit crisistextline.org.
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.
Last night, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem at Royal Albert Hall to raise awareness and funds for Sentebale’s work supporting vulnerable children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa. The couple met with performers backstage before the show began. Meghan was looking glamorous wearing a navy blue Roland Mouret dress.
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.
The Duchess of Sussex is supporting her first solo charity project as a Patron of The Royal Foundation: a new charity cookbook, ‘Together’, celebrating the power of cooking to bring communities together. Her Royal Highness has written the foreword for ‘Together’, which features the women’s own personal recipes from across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy – in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy – something we can all relate to.
Together is a charity cookbook, celebrating the power of cooking to strengthen communities. Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ showcases over 50 recipes from these women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
In summer 2017, a group of women gathered in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, where they could prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours. As they cooked together and shared recipes, as a community they began to connect, heal and look forward. Word spread and more women joined in – this was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Soon there were women from different cultures cooking, swapping recipes, talking and laughing. As they cooked, they began to connect, heal and look forward, and they have continued to cook together twice a week. They named their group the Hubb Community Kitchen as Hubb means ‘love’ in Arabic. The women of the Hubb Community Kitchen describe it as a place of good food, love, support and friendship.
Profits from the sales of Together will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, helping to keep it open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community, so it can continue changing lives and bringing people together through cooking.