Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Yesterday it became known that 36-year-old Prince Harry and 39-year-old Meghan Markle have decided not to return to their royal duties. This was announced by Buckingham Palace. The couple will nevertheless retain their titles and remain part of the family, but Harry and Meghan will no longer be considered working members of the royal family – the couple chose the quiet life of ordinary people.
Thus, the status of patrons of organizations, which was previously assigned to the spouses, will be returned to Queen Elizabeth II. But, as it turned out, there will be exceptions. The Dukes of Sussex will continue to be patrons of four charities.
The first is Smart Works. She supports women looking for work and preparing for interviews by offering them practical help, including clothing.
We are pleased to confirm that the Duchess of Sussex will remain the patroness of Smart Works. We are grateful to her for everything she has done to support our wards, and we look forward to working together in the future,
– said in the official statement of the organization.
Harry will remain the patron of the Invictus Foundation, of which he is one of the founders.
The couple will also continue to work with Mayhew, an animal welfare project, and WellChild, an organization that supports children with serious illnesses.
Harry will also remain president of the Sentebale charity and will retain a position at the Henry van Straubenzi Memorial Foundation and Rhino Conservation Botswana.
Rumors have surfaced this week that Queen Elizabeth II is going to strip her grandson and his wife of royal privileges due to their interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air on March 7. In it, the dukes are going to talk about Megsite, their new life in the United States and other personal moments, which, as noted, the palace clearly disapproves.