PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure had no effect on the Royal Family’s desire to tackle “difficult” issues, as working royals continue to add more to their workload.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step down as working royals and establish their own foundation has had no impact on the Royal Family’s desire to tackle complex social issues. According to a royal commentator, members of the Royal Family such as the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall have always worked closely with grassroots movements to draw attention to their campaigns.
When asked if Prince Harry and Meghan had impacted the Royal Family’s approach to their charity work, royal commentator Richard Eden said: “I don’t see that it’s made any difference at all.
“If you look at these issues, I think each of them have taken an interest, whether it’s the Duchess of Cambridge with early years childhood or the Duchess of Cornwall with her issues.
“They’ve always been happy to take these gritty, difficult subjects and campaign on them.
“I don’t think that Harry and Meghan have made any difference in that respect at all, in fact when they split their charitable interests, the Royal Foundation, it was tricky about which subjects Prince Harry would pick up.
“I think it’s been quite difficult for him because they had some subjects such as mental health issues that they’d worked very closely on before, and then it was a question of who continues with it.”
Since stepping down from the Royal Family in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan have established their own non-profit foundation, Archewell.
In line with the couple’s previous work, the organisation tackles issues around mental health, gender equality and climate change.
The Sussexes recently appeared at the Global Citizen Live concert in New York, where they gave a highly political speech that criticised the “ultra-wealthy pharmaceutical companies” for refusing to share their Covid-19 vaccine recipes.
The couple have also donated to a women’s shelter in Dallas, launched an initiative to remobilise unemployed women for the workforce and have partnered with Women for Afghan Women to provide humanitarian support.
Richard Eden’s comments come after Sophie Wessex, the Queen’s daughter-in-law, issued a call to action for businesses to offer more support to women going through menopause.
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