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July 13 – Wimbledon – Day 12 – The Championships

Yesterday, July 13, 2019 The Duchess of Sussex attended the Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final at The Championships.

The Duchess accompanied The Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Matthews to watch Serena Williams play Simona Halep. The Ladies’ Singles Final match was a quick one as Simona Halep beat Serena Williams in 55 minutes to win her first Wimbledon title.

Meghan looked a bit distraught at her friend’s loss, but it was otherwise a great outing for The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex. Meghan and Pippa looked like they get along great as well.

Hopefully, the Duchesses attending Wimbledon will become a tradition!

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July 10 – King Power Royal Charity Polo Day

Yesterday, July 10, 2019 The Duchess of Sussex and Baby Archie made a surprise appearance at King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham, Surrey,

The Duchess of Sussex and Baby Archie joined The Duchess of Cambridge and her three children on the sidelines to cheer on Prince William and Prince Harry who were competing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy.

The Power Royal Charity Polo Day was held in honour of late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash last October and raised over £1 million for several of the Prince’s patronages.

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July 06 – The Christening of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

On July 06, 2019 members of the Royal Family joined The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the christening of their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana’s sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Duchess Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland joined a small group of guests including the chosen godparents at a Private Chapel at Windsor Castle for the ceremony. The Queen was unable to attend due to prior engagements.

Photographer Chris Allerton took the portraits in the Green Drawing Room (the same room wedding portraits were taken in) and the Rose Garden at Windsor Castle.

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July 04 – Wimbledon – Day 4 – The Championships

On July 04, 2019 The Duchess of Sussex attended Day 4 of the Wimbledon Championships.

The Duchess was on hand to cheer on best friend Serena Williams as she took on 18-year-old Slovenian Kaja Juvan in the second round of the championships. Serena is one step closer in going after her twenty-fourth Grand Slam title as she won the match-up.

Meghan was joined court-side by two close friends from Northwestern University, Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis. The rumor mill suspects that these two are the ‘private citizens’ chosen to be Baby Archie’s godparents.

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June 29 – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Attend The Boston Red Sox VS New York Yankees Baseball Game
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June 29 – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Attend The Boston Red Sox VS New York Yankees Baseball Game

Today, June 29, 2019 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at the Boston Red Sox VS New York Yankees Baseball Game.

In her second public appearance while on maternity leave, The Duchess of Sussex joined Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex to watch the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball (London Series), in support of Invictus Games.

Tonight’s game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park and is the first time Major League Baseball are hosting two regular season games in Europe.

Invictus Games has been selected as charity partner for the Major League Baseball 2019 Series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness.

As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s Softball 60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport.

During their visit The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with players from The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox where they received gifts for Baby Archie. Afterwards, the couple attended a reception for Invictus Games competitors and their friends and family.

Before settling in the watch the game Harry and Meghan headed to the field with competitors to observe the national anthems performed by the Kingdom Choir, who performed at the couple’s wedding and to see the first pitch be thrown.

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June 08 – Trooping The Colour
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June 08 – Trooping The Colour

On June 08, 2019 The Royal Family gathered for Trooping The Colour.

Trooping The Colour marks The Queen’s official birthday which is actually on April 21. Each June over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade travels from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, with Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.

The display closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.

The Duchess of Sussex took a break from her maternity leave to join the festivites with The Duke of Sussex. This year the couple shared a carriage with The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge.

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The Cambridges & Sussexes Launch Mental Health Texting Service ‘Shout’
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The Cambridges & Sussexes Launch Mental Health Texting Service ‘Shout’

It’s been a busy week for the royals, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcoming their first child, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveling to Wales for a day of engagements, and Prince Harry visiting the Hague to launch an Invictus Games 2020 countdown. And now, both royal couples are coming together to launch an initiative that speaks to an issue they’ve long championed: mental health awareness.

The Cambridges and Sussexes have teamed up to debut Shout, a text messaging service available 24/7 to those struggling with mental health in the U.K. The program pairs users with trained volunteers to help those in need “move from a moment of crisis to a calm state and form a plan for next steps to find longer-term support,” according to a Kensington Palace announcement.

Shout is a part of the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together initiative, a campaign established in 2016 that works with a variety of charities to break the stigma around conversations surrounding mental health issues.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a joint statement about Shout:

“We are incredibly excited to be launching this service, knowing it has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people every day. Over the last few months Shout has started working quietly behind the scenes. We have all been able to see the service working up close and are so excited for its future. At the heart of this service will be an incredible national volunteer community, one which needs to grow to allow us to support more people in crisis. We hope that many more of you will join us and be part of something very special.”

Prince William also appears in a launch video for the service, discussing the work that went into the launching the program. “Over the past few months, Shout has started working quietly behind the scenes,” he says. “Harry, Meghan, Catherine and I have been able to see the service working up close, and are very excited for its future.”

Shout already has a volunteer base of 1,000, but the organization hopes to increase that to 4,000 by the end of 2019. Prince William closes his message with a final call to action: “This will make a huge difference to people’s lives, and I really hope you will come and join our team.”

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The Duchess Of Sussex Delivers A Son
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The Duchess Of Sussex Delivers A Son

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning.

The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz.

The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.

The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.

Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.

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March 17 – The Christening of Lena Tindall
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March 17 – The Christening of Lena Tindall

On March 17, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended The Christening of Lena Tindall, the daughter of Mike and Zara. Zara Tindall is William and Harry’s first cousin and Prince Harry was chosen as one of the godparents. The couple joined other members of The Royal Family including The Queen at the low key event.

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Duchess of Sussex Appointed Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust
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Duchess of Sussex Appointed Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex will today become Vice-President of the Trust. The Trust, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron and The Duke of Sussex is President, exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world who are driving positive social change, serving their communities and providing hope, work and self-employment opportunities for others.

In this new role, The Duchess will highlight the Trust’s partnerships with young people across the Commonwealth, and in particular its work supporting women and girls. In celebration of International Women’s Day and to mark this appointment, Her Royal Highness will this afternoon join a special panel discussion of female thought-leaders and activists convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, to discuss a range of issues affecting women today.

Lord Geidt, Chairman, said:

“The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is thrilled to welcome The Duchess of Sussex as its Vice-President. The support and encouragement which Her Royal Highness will bring to the young leaders with whom we work promises to have a profound effect. We are enormously grateful to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for this signal of commitment they are making to our work, helping The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to pursue its ambitions right across the Commonwealth and beyond.”

Nicola Brentnall, Chief Executive, said:

“We are particularly delighted that the first opportunity of formally working together with Her Royal Highness comes on International Women’s Day. This squares perfectly with our focus on amplifying the work and contribution of those furthest away from power. Women across the Commonwealth and the globe often face the biggest impediments to success. So we are delighted to have our Vice-President’s support in helping others to overcome those obstacles.’

Those joining The Duchess for the unique panel today include Annie Lennox OBE, founder of The Circle, an organisation supporting and empowering women’s lives around the world; Adwoa Aboah, founder of Gurls Talk, an open community where young girls can talk about the issues that matter to them; Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London; Chrisann Jarrett, Founder of Let Us Learn; and Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director of the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) in Africa and co-founder of CAMA, a pan-African network of young female leaders. The panel will be chaired by Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor of The Economist.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust will be live posting on its social channels on Friday 8th March 2019 and a full video of the discussion will be shared by 5:00pm GMT on the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust website.

Source: Official Site of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

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March 06 – The Duchess of Sussex Steps On Stage At WE Day
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March 06 – The Duchess of Sussex Steps On Stage At WE Day

Today, March 06, 2019 The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance on stage at We Day in London. Kensington Palace had announced last week that Prince Harry would be attending the event which supports and encourages young people to take part in positive social change. There was no mention of Meghan of attending. At the end of his speech, Prince Harry invited Meghan up on the stage, she didn’t speak, but during his speech Harry quoted one of Meghan’s favorite Martin Luther King quotes:

As my wife often reminds me with one of her favourite quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. – “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

I highly reccommend that you check out Prince Harry’s full speech, which you can read here.

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