Royal darlings Meghan and Harry are on their way to change the world. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have just named their new charitable foundation: Sussex Royal.
The foundation will be directed by Harry and Meghan of course, as well as their household PR manager Sara Latham and Natalie Campbell from the Royal Foundation, which the Sussexes ran with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Princes Harry and William founded the original Royal Foundation with Kate Middleton in 2009, combining their various charity initiatives. Meghan joined the organization when she married Harry last year, but now the young Duke and Duchess are parting ways with the Cambridges to pave their own path.
After the split of the two royal households, which involved Harry and Meghan’s new home, staff, and social media accounts, the Royal Foundation will be run solely by Kate and William.
But don’t worry — their royal relationship isn’t over. Even with the new charity, Meghan and Harry will still collaborate with Will and Kate on philanthropic efforts. According to the press release announcing the separation, “both couples will continue to work together on projects in the future, including The Foundation’s mental health programme, Heads Together.”
Royal correspondent Emily Andrews announced the news yesterday on Twitter, sharing the charity’s official registration as a private company.
This is a big step for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are committed to philanthropy. They consistently post about important causes on their official Instagram, from youth outreach and education to climate change.
It’s not clear exactly what this new foundation will focus on, but Meghan and Harry have previously expressed interest in causes ranging from women’s rights and empowerment to conservation, the elimination of landmines, and reducing the stigma of mental health concerns.
Make sure to keep an eye out for what the Sussex royals do next!