Prince Harry and Meghan made ‘no difference’ for members of the royal family to tackle ‘difficult topics’ | Royal | New
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step down from the Royal Family and create their own foundation has had no impact on the Royal Family’s desire to tackle complex social issues. Members of the royal family such as the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall have always worked closely with grassroots movements to bring attention to their campaigns, according to a royal commentator.
When asked if Prince Harry and Meghan had made an impact on the Royal Family’s approach to their charitable work, royal commentator Richard Eden said: “I don’t see that at all made a difference .
“If you look at these issues, I think every one of them got interested, whether it was the Duchess of Cambridge with her early childhood or the Duchess of Cornwall with her issues.
“They’ve always been happy to bring up and campaign on these grainy and difficult topics.
“I don’t think Harry and Meghan made the slightest difference in this regard, in fact when they split their charitable interests, the Royal Foundation, it was unclear which topics Prince Harry would pick up on.
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“I think it was pretty difficult for him because they had topics like mental health issues that they had worked on very closely before and then it was a question of who would continue.”
Since leaving the royal family in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan have established their own non-profit foundation, Archewell.
Building on the couple’s earlier work, the organization is tackling issues of mental health, gender equality and climate change.
The Sussexes recently appeared at the Global Citizen Live concert in New York City, where they gave a highly political speech that criticized “ultra-rich pharmaceutical companies” for refusing to share their Covid-19 vaccine recipes.
The Countess of Wessex said: “We are fabulous in our forties, we are even more fabulous in our 50s, 60s and 60s and we need to celebrate that and keep these opportunities for women.”
This isn’t the first time Sophie Wessex has tackled difficult topics while working for the Royal Family. At International Women’s Day in 2019, the Countess officially announced her involvement in taking a stand against sex crimes in conflict zones, joining Angelina Jolie work with the Sexual Violence in Conflict Prevention Initiative (PSVI) as well as with Women, Peace and Security (WPS).
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is also tackling a number of difficult issues through her sponsorships, mainly victims of rape and sexual abuse.
Since 2009, she has opened several rape victim support centers and has regularly met with victims of domestic violence. Last month she was named as the boss of the Mirabel Center, the first referral center for sexual assault in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the past decade working to improve mental health, child development, homelessness and addiction.