SEATTLE, Washington — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have achieved a lot during their two years as a royal couple, helping many people in different communities. They have attended a multitude of different charity events both public and private. Though they are no longer remaining royals, with the work they have already done and their goals for the future, there is no doubt that they will continue to do good for many people. Below are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s top five charity events.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Top Five Charity Events
- The Lunchbox Fund in Cape Town: In September 2019 the royal couple met with beneficiaries from the Lunchbox Fund during their 10-day tour throughout southern Africa. The Lunchbox Fund is a charity that works to provide lunches to children in South Africa living in poverty. With the attention the couple brought to the organization after asking fans to donate in lieu of baby gifts before the birth of their son, Archie, the Lunchbox Fund raised $30,000 in just 10 days.
- The 2018 Sydney Invictus Games: In October 2018, during their tour of Australia, Fiji and New Zealand, Harry and Meghan attended the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games. This is a sports event for injured veterans from around the globe that Prince Harry founded in 2014. The Prince is also the Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation. The object of the organization is to help injured veterans conquer physical, mental and emotional traumas through resilience building and collective admiration.
- The Lion King Premiere: In July 2019, the couple attended the premiere of The Lion King at the Odeon Theatre in London. The event was also attended by Sir Elton John, Beyoncé and Jay-Z to promote the Walt Disney Company’s new global conversation campaign, Protect the Pride. As they met with the cast of the film, Meghan and Harry also talked with representatives of other conservation organizations as Prince Harry has a history of working with endangered wildlife in Africa.
- WellChild Awards in London: In October 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the annual WellChild Awards in London. The awards honor kids suffering from serious illnesses, along with their caretakers, who accomplish extraordinary things despite their conditions. The couple met with the recipients, including 6-year-old Dexter. Dexter is a young boy with leukemia who raised money for charity after a drawing of his was made into a t-shirt.
- Mountbatten Festival of Music: For their final joint charity event as royals, the Duke and Duchess attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 9, 2020. Prince Harry wore his Royal Marines uniform. Proceeds from the event went to the Royal Marines Charity and CLIC Sargent, a charity for young people dealing with cancer.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have clearly been using their platform to accomplish charitable projects for quite some time now. They have brought attention to a wide variety of organizations and have met directly with those that have been impacted by their actions. Though they may no longer be royals, the work they continue to inspire in others will continue.
– Alyson Kaufman
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