Making moves! Less than a month after it was announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to part ways from the royal foundation, the duchess, 37 and duke, 34, are establishing their own foundation. It will be called “Sussex Royal,” or “Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” various outlets confirm.
The royal foundation was a joint charity between the Sussex couple with Prince William and Kate Middleton, and on June 20, news broke that Harry and Meg were branching out on their own. “Later this year, The Royal Foundation will become the principal charitable and philanthropic vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” the explanation read on the official Royal Foundation website.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will establish their own new charitable foundation with transitional operating support from The Royal Foundation. In addition, both couples will continue to work together on projects in the future, including on The Foundation’s mental health programme, Heads Together,” it continued.
According to a source who previously spoke to Us Weekly, the royals decided to split charities because the Suits alum and Kate, 37, share a different perspective on how to go about things. “Kensington Palace is painting this as a natural progression,” the insider revealed about the royal separation, “but there were definitely issues with Meghan and Kate seeing eye to eye on how they wanted to run this charity.”
The insider also noted that the former actress “wanted to be more involved,” while the Duchess of Cambridge’s approach when dealing with royal duties is more “hands-off.” Based on The Royal Foundation’s previous statement, that seems to be the case. “These changes are designed to best complement the work and responsibilities of Their Royal Highnesses as they prepare for their future roles, and to better align their charitable activity with their new households,” the statement read.
We can’t wait to see what Meghan and Harry will make of their new charity!