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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To begin their second week in Australia, Meghan took some rest while Harry was taking care of their engagements on his own on Fraser Island. Our Duchess has only done one engagement to meet members of the public at Kinfisher Bay Resort. She was looking refreshed in a Reformation Pineapple dress & Sarah Flint sandals with Karen Walker black sunglasses.
On day 5 of their Australian tour, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended the official opening of the extension of the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park. The Anzac Memorial is a place of commemoration and remembrance of the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping activities since 1914.
After a short visit back at Admiralty House to change their outfits, Meghan & harry travelled by boat to attend their first Invictus Games competition of the week: the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge at Cockatoo Island.
In the evening after a storm delayed the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex arrived to attend a reception hosted by The NSW Premier at Sydney Opera House.
After the reception, Meghan & Harry were sitting with the other competitors of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. It was an emotional and inspirational opening ceremony for everyone.
On day 4 of their visit to Australia, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex stayed in the city of Sydney for several royal engagements. They started their day early in the morning to take part in a ‘Fluro Friday’ session with One Wave members at Bondi Beach in Sydney. One Wave is a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues and is holding weekly Fluro Friday sunrise sessions at beaches around the world to raise awareness for mental health. They dress up in the brightest outfits possible and surf/swim/do yoga. Meghan & Harry also took the time to meet members of the public gathered on the beach. They received lots of gifts for them and the future royal baby.
After a short break at Admiralty House, Meghan changed her outfit for a gorgeous blue dress by Roksanda. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the Macarthur Girls Highschool in Sydney. They took part in “League in Harmony” program which is promoting social cohesion and empowerment for girl students.
For their last engagements of the day, it was all about politic meetings. The Duke & Duchess met with the leader of the opposition at Admiralty House and then they met with the Prime Minister Bill Shorten at Kirribilli House to discuss their visit to Australia and their work with the Invictus Games.
On day 3 of their australian tour, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex flown away to Melbourne city. They’ve been welcomed by thousands of people in front of the gouvernment house and greeted with a lot of gifts.
Then, they attended an official reception at the Government House of Melbourne. Meghan and Harry met young leaders from across Victoria and were showcased two F1 miniatures cars which they got to race. As a big dog lover, Meghan even met a cute labrador named Williow : a guide dog for blind person or person with low vision.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex joined a cooking session alongside young people involved in the Charcoal Lane Mission Australia training programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. In that same note, they viewed a mural painted outside the restaurant which pays homage to Fitzroy’s Aboriginal identity and made by a group of street artists. The mural references the cultural connections Fitzroy has to Australia’s first peoples.
In the afternoon, the couple visited Albert Park Primary school. They joined this school Paradise garden to learn how their students use compost bins, a wrom farm and a vegetable garden.
After visiting the primary school, Meghan & Harry took one of Melbourne’s famous tram to head off to South Melbourne beach.
For their last engagement of the day, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex joined a BeachPatrol clean and met some life savers at South Melbourne Beach. Beach Patrol is raising awareness about the issue of plastic in the oceans and the environment. It’s very important everyone: throw everything in a bin or keep it in your coat pockets. We have to think about the future of our oceans and beautiful nature.
On day 2 of their visit to Australia, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the city of Dubbo. It was a heavy rainy day but they did all their engagements with a big smile on their face.
Firstly, Meghan & Harry arrived at the city regional Airport and met a lot of well-wishers after landing in the morning. A lot of children came to have the chance to talk to the couple and even hug them.
Then, they walked to the Royal Flying Doctor Service near the airport of Dubbo. Harry and Meghan met around a hundred of patients, staff and RDFS volunteers inside the service’s airport hangar.
For their second engagement, the Duke & Duchess went to a local farm at Mountain View in New South Wales. The NSW drought co-ordinator and former National Rural Women of the Year showed them how to feed stock to see the effects of drought on local farmers. They also had a chat with the Woodley family whose struggling with the drought effects.
In the afternoon, the couple met residents at a community picnic BBQ in Victoria Park and enjoyed activites even if the weather was not in the mood to shine. Meghan was holding Harry’s umbrella as he was giving a touching speech about mental health, depression and the through drought the city has been struggling with for years.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex have received a warmed welcome from the students of Dubbo’s Senior College during their last engagement of the day. On her side, Meghan met girls students of the Girls Academy,which supports individuals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders backgrounds, to discuss school programs and she was very impressed with their work. Before heading back “home”, they watched students playing touch footballs and netball drills.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex began their first day in Australia by meeting Australia’s Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney. They received cute gifts after they announced their baby news: a kangaroo and a joey. They also took beautiful pics in the garden of the house which offers spectacular views across Sydney Harbour.
Meghan was wearing a gorgeous white dress by the Australian designer Karen Gee with stunning butterfly earrings and a gold bracelet, which belonged to Lady Diana.
Then, they visited Taronga Zoo and met koalas. They were invited to open the Institute of Science and Learning and Meghan had the joy to cut the ribbon.
To reach the Sydney Opera House for their next engagement, our royal couple traveled by boat on Sydney Harbour.
Meghan & Harry met members of the public in front of the Sydney Opera House. A lot of fans came to congratulate the couple. Inside the Opera, they watched a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
For their last engagement, the Duke & Duchess attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House.
Kensington Palace has announced this morning that Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. I’m very happy for our royal couple!
Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.
Meghan & Harry have landed a 6.50am at Sydney airport for their first Royal Tour in Australia, Fiji, Tonga & New Zealand. They have a day off tomorrow before their first official day of royal engagements begin on Tuesday in Sydney. They’re staying at the Admiralty House, the official Sydney residence of the Governor-General of Australia.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex were invited to the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. It was the first time since their wedding in May that they were seen together in Windsor. Obviously they enjoyed the festivities with the other members of the Royal Family.
Meghan was looking beautiful in a navy blue Givenchy dress and coat with her Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in Navy Suede.