Prince Harry has surely had an exciting year! On May 19th, right before he married the American Actress, Meghan Markle, his grandmother, the Queen, had given him a very significant title change. She promoted her grandson from Prince Harry to Duke of Sussex. But this is only the beginning.
Apart from being the Duke of Sussex, Her Majesty also made Harry the President of the Commonwealth Trust- something that she’s been the head of several decades. The exciting promotion is an incredible honor to Harry who has the perfect charisma and energy to lead the Commonwealth Trust. The Queen thought her grandson would be perfect for the position for many reasons and she is thrilled to see him evolve as a leader.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is a truly impactful organization that aims to share ideas towards beneficial change. One-third of the world’s population lives in the Commonwealth network of 53 countries. The Commonwealth Trust hopes to support and champion projects focused on education, health, the environment, and sports.
Prince Harry is the perfect fit for the role and his bride, Meghan Markle, is also known for her passion towards humanitarian efforts. Together, the newly crowned Duke and Duchess of Sussex will aim to reach the Commonwealth’s highest vision with passion and connectivity.
Dr. Sue Onslow, a deputy director Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, told the Sunday Times, "It's a very astute move giving Prince Harry a non-political, global role, drawing on his charisma and energy to help keep the Commonwealth and its headship relevant to a younger generation. This is soft-power diplomacy."
The newly married Duke and Duchess have already taken on their new roles with the utmost integrity. For her wedding, Meghan had a flower sewn onto her veil to represent each country in the Commonwealth. On Tuesday, May 22nd- just three days after their wedding- the Duke and Duchess attended their very first event Duke and Duchess. Harry have a speech for his father, Prince Charles’ 70th birthday at Buckingham Palace.
The American ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson, believes that the marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will strengthen the relationship between the UK and the US.
The Queen is thrilled to watch her husband step into such a well-fitting role. She has high hopes for him to take bring the vision of the Commonwealth Trust to its full potential. With Meghan’s support, we believe great things are ahead for the couple!