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Harry and Meghan – Humanitarians

Congratulations to Harry and Meghan. I enjoyed watching their wedding today (on TV) and look forward to seeing what they will do for their humanitarian work as a married Royal couple.

They both have already established a solid track record in international humanitarian and conservation work.

It is widely known that Harry started the Invictus Games as an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. The Royal Household presents this and other highlights from his extensive work on the website.

In 2006, he co-founded the charity Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in memory of their mothers (Sentebale means ‘Forget me not’) to support orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho. AIDS has made orphans of more children in Lesotho than most other countries in Africa.

Among his other Charities and Patronages, Harry is President of the conservation group African Parks and a Patron of the Rhino Conservation Botswana charity.

Meanwhile, Meghan Markle’s campaign for women’s rights started when she was 11 when she wrote Procter & Gamble about a sexist commercial that had been shown at her school. When the company changed the ad to people rather than women, an important life lesson was delivered to Meghan.

She has been an active Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada, through which she traveled to Delhi and Mumbai to help women.

She also advocates for gender equality and the empowerment of women with the UN. She has spoken to the UN about women’s rights and been well received. She has worked in Africa for the UN and shares an interest in Africa with Harry.

She has also worked with One Young World’s mission to help young leaders from around the world to make lasting connections and create positive change.

The media also reported that Meghan is an animal lover.

Meghan left her successful acting career to focus on her charitable work. Now that she and Harry are happily married, it will be a pleasure to see how they work together to achieve humanitarian and conservation programs. I wish both of them all the best.

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