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.
On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013, Prince Harry saw first-hand how the power of sport can help physically, psychologically and socially those suffering from injuries and illness. He was inspired by his visit and the Invictus Games was born. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post injury. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.
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During their last day in New Zealand and of the Royal Tour, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the city of Rotorua. They attended at their first engagement a welcoming ceremony in Te Papaiouru Marae. They wore korowai cloaks made specifically for them. Meghan’s is mostly made from brown pheasant feathers but also includes some blue and green to represent the Pacific Ocean, with some representations to symbolise her pregnancy included.
Then, they visited the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs, where they learned about the centre’s breeding programme for New Zealand’s national bird. Just minutes before the royal couple arrived a little kiwi was hatched. Meghan and Harry also gave names to two new born Kiwis. One is named Koha, meaning ‘gift’, while the other is named Tihei, meaning ‘the sneeze of life’. After their visit, the Duke & Duchess went on a walkabout at Government Gardens.
For their last engagement of the tour, Meghan & Harry visited the Redwoods Treewalk. The couple admired a 2000-year-old trunk section of Californian redwood, before walking away together to spend some time alone in the forest.
On Tuesday morning, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex began their day at the North Shore Riding Club in Auckland, to dedicate a 20ha section of native bush to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy and to be named the Carol Whaley Native Bush, honouring a long-standing supporter of riding and conservation. Meghan was wearing a black J.Crew jeans and a Karen Walker blazer. Despite the heavy rain, our royal couple took part in a gumboot-throwing or ‘welly-wanging‘ competition with school children and Meghan won!
Then, Meghan and Harry travelled to South Auckland to visit Pillars charity with the NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Pillars is a charity for children of prisoners to support positive, crime-free live. They were invited to present awards to some of these children and because they made a donation to the charity after their wedding back in May.
The couple were also on a walkabout to meet a lot of members of the public gathered in the streets. Meghan also met of one her old fan she knew on Instagram, she was very surprised and happy to see her there.
In the evening, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception with the NZ Prime Minister at the Auckland War Memorial. Meghan was wearing a gorgeous Antonio Berardidress that she wore to watch Harry play polo last year.
On their second day in New Zealand, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex spent more time in Wellington. They began their day by visiting Maranui Cafe to meet with mental health workers and advocates. Meghan & Harry shared with them their own personal experience with mental health and Meghan even talked about social medias. When they left the cafe, our royal couple stopped to greet a select group of Houghton Valley School children, who where waiting outside under the rain to meet them. One of this boys was very shy and Meghan attempted to confort him. She’s such a sweetheart!
For their second engagement of the day, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex flew in an helicopter to Abel Tasman. They learnt about local conservation projects, in a Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopter. Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coast track. Meghan & Harry enjoyed a bbq and were joined for tea by local school students and the park’s youth ambassadors. Despite heavy rain, the royals were welcomed to the beachside campsite with a traditional pōwhiri from local iwi, with the blowing of a conch shell, a karanga and a long line of hongi.
In the evening, the duke & Duchess went back to Wellington for their last engagement of the day. They visited Courtenay Creative and stepped into cinematic fantasy. Courtenay Creative is a new training facility for the screen and creative industries. They were shown an interactive exhibition of local talent, including sculpture, music and virtual reality.
The Duke and Duchess left Sydney on Sunday morning on a Royal New Zealand AirForce flight, travelling with members of the the New Zealand Invictus Games team. They were welcomed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern & Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. At her arrival, Meghan was wearing a lovely Karen Walker coat with an Asos black dress.
For their first engagement in Wellington, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended a traditional welcome ceremony on the lawns of Government House. They met with the Governor General before watching a haka by a group from Hato Paora & chatting with students as well as members of the Girl Guides and Scouts.
After the ceremony, Meghan & harry went on a public walkabout to meet people as much as possible. Then, they visited & laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
In the evening, the Duke & Duchess met with the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition at Government House in Wellington. The main event was a reception hosted by the Governor General. The event celebrated the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand and Meghan gave a powerful speech about feminism for the occasion.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex spent their last day in Sydney at the Invictus Games, to watch the Wheelchair Basketball Final at Quaycentre. They also presented after the match medals to the US players, who won.
In the evening, The Duke and Duchess attended the Closing Ceremony of the Invictus Games at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Meghan was wearing an olive green custom tuxedo dress from Italian designer Antonio Berardi. She took the stage before her husband to deliver an amazing speech that you can discover in the video below.
With that said, and on a very personal note, I just wanted to thank all of you for welcoming me into the Invictus family. I am truly so grateful to be a part of this with each and every one of you.
And I’m not sure if many of you know this, but a few years ago, before I had met my husband, I had the incredible honour of visiting troops deployed all over the world; from the UK to Italy and Afghanistan, and several other countries. In travelling to these military bases, I was given a very special glimpse into the lives of those who serve our countries.
This evening, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended the Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards in Sydney. Every year the Australian Geographic Society recognises feats of excellence in adventure and conservation. Meghan presented the award for Young Conservationist of the Year to student, Sophia Skarparis. This young lady had petitioning the New South Wales state government to ban single use and heavy retail plastic bags.
Early in the morning, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the St George Building to call on the Prime Minister S. Akilisi Pohiva and other Cabinet ministers in Nuku’alofa. Meghan was wearing a green-and-white striped dress by Australian designer Martin Grant.
Atfer their meeting, Meghan & harry watched a solo dance, known as Ta’ulunga, at a National Youth Event at Fa’omelua Convention Centre. And then outside the Convention Centre, they were given traditional Tongan garlands during their visit of an exhibition of beautiful Tongan handicrafts.
For their next engagement, Meghan did a quick outfit change for a blue Veronica Beard Cary Dress. The Duke & Duchess headed to Tupou College and the Toala Forest Reserve to unveil two Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy plaques. They even saw a beautiful parrot that have been released in the reserve. To protect herself and the royal baby against Zika virus, Meghan skipped one part in the forest to watch the Boys Choir performed traditional Tongan music to commemorate the event.
Before departing for Sydney, Meghan & Harry travelled to The Royal Palace for an official farewell with The King and Queen of Tonga.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex spend their last day in Fiji at Nadi airport before departing for The Kingdom of Tonga. They attended an official welcoming ceremony & unveiled a new statue commemorating Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, who died heroically in the Battle of Mirbat in 1972. Meghan was wearing a lovely dark green Jason Wu dress and Pippa Small Peepal Leaf Earrings.
Then, they flew to Fua’amotu airport in Tonga where they met Her Royal Highness The Princess Angelika Latufuipeka. Our Duchess was looking fabulous in a Self-Portrait Red Embroidered Midi Dress. She must had choose red to match the color of the Tongan flag.
Later in the evening, the Duke & Duchess attended a reception and dinner at the Consular House in Nuku’alofa, where they watched traditional Tongan entertainment.
On their second day in Fiji, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex started their day by visiting the University of the South Pacific in Suva. They saw a cultural performance made by students on the effects of climate change and met students outside the university. Meghan delivered an inspiring short speech where she talked about how she was able to attend University thanks to scholarships and through working alongside studying at University. She also announced 2 new grants will be awarded to the University of Fiji and the South Pacific of Suva to run workshops which empower their female staff.
Then, Meghan & Harry were seperated to do solo engagements. The Duchess attended a morning tea at the British High Commissioner’s Residence to showcased women’s organisations which operate throughout Fiji and hear more about a UN Women’s project, ‘Markets for Change’. She was also shown by a chef how to make lote, made from smoked breadfruit and served either as a breakfast or a dessert.
Meghan travelled to Suva Market to meet UN Women’s involved in the project ‘Markets for Change’. Her visit was shorter than announced due to security reasons as thousands of people came to see the Duchess.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex arrived at Nausori airport to spend 3 days in Fiji. They were greeted by a guard of Honor.
Meghan was wearing a dress by Zimmerman, a Stephen Jones hat, earrings which Her Majesty The Queen, gifted her in Chester and a bracelet which was a gift from the Prince of Wales.
First, Meghan & Harry attended their welcoming ceremony at Albert Park in Suva. The ceremony, known as the Veirqaraqaravi Vakavanua, embodies Fijian cultural identity and heritage, and was like the one attended by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in 1953. It has involved a number of traditional elements of Fijian culture, including dance performances, the presentation of the Tabua, and a Kava ceremony.
Then, they paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the president Jioji Kontrote and First Lady Faga Sarote at Borron House.
Later they made a balcony appareance like the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. They waves to thousand of people who were waiting for them.
For their last engagement of the day, they attended a State Dinner hosted by The President of Fiji at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Our Duchess was looking fabulous in diamonds and a full-length cape blue dress by designer SAFiYAA. They met diplomats, local business leaders and the cream of Fijian society.