The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is the Patrons’ primary charitable vehicle, and hopes to become a leading philanthropic investor, effectively using its time and resources to create lasting change in targeted areas and geographies, based on need and on the interests of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Foundation will seek to invest in, or partner with, organisations with proven impact, using its profile and leverage to create a multiplier effect in resources, outcomes and knowledge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will also aim to use their Foundation to respond to other needs and opportunities although at this point the Foundation is unable to accept unsolicited requests for support.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry aim to make the following their early priorities: Armed Forces, Young People, Conservation, and Mental Health.
Charities that are supported by The Royal Foundation that you may see featured here:
December 01, 2017 – Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Visit Nottingham – During their visit to Nottingham Harry and Meghan visited Nottingham Academy where they met staff and mentors from the Full Effect program – which was founded in 2013 and is supported by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Full Effect empowers young people to engage their peers and communities in the issues that matter most to them while developing key skills, aspirations, industry networks and employment opportunities through Early Intervention programs and building a wider support network for Young People.
February 01, 2018 – Attending The Endeavour Fund Awards – Harry and Meghan attend a pre-ceremony reception where they met the nominees, participants and supporters of the Endeavour Fund. They also attended the awards ceremony, The Endeavour Fund is a project led by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The fund plays an important role in ensuring that more Servicemen and women have the opportunity to rediscover their self-belief and fighting spirit through physical challenges. The Royal Foundation hopes that the Endeavour Fund will inspire many more wounded Servicemen and women to explore new physical challenges as part of their recovery; rebuilding their confidence and looking forward with optimism to the next chapter of their lives.
February 28, 2018 – First Annual Royal Foundation Forum – Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attended the First Annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, England. Under the theme ‘Making a Difference Together’, the event showcased the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation. When asked about her first impressions of The Foundation Meghan said: “Obviously it’s incredibly exciting and yes I think for me it’s been a very long time working on cause driven works specifically with women and girls rights. To see the model of the foundation is really interesting. While I’ve worked with larger NGOs, I’ve also worked with small grass roots organisations where you can see a higher level of impact in my opinion because there’s a lot less red tape. What you see here and what I noticed with Heads Together from a global perspective was the power of convening all of these smaller organisations who have the same issues but need this extra push and support under this umbrella. You’re able to achieve that and the impact they all made with Heads Together was tremendous. I’m very excited to work on initiatives similarly that can have that same sort of impact globally”.
March 08, 2018 – Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Visit Birmingham – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Birmingham on International Women’s Day, attending a Stemettes event at Millennium Point which aims to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also visited Nechells Wellbeing Centre to join The Royal Foundation’s Birmingham We Are Coach Core apprentices as they took part in a training masterclass and talked about their experiences in the program. The Coach Core apprenticeship scheme was designed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to train young people aged 16 – 24 with limited opportunities to become sports coaches and mentors within their communities.
September 06, 2018 – 100 Days To Peace Gala – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the 100 Days To Peace Gala presented by the Royal Armouries, in aid of three charities all working to support military veterans facing mental health challenges, Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and ‘Heads Together’. The couple enjoyed musical performances and met with performers, representatives from the three charities, trustees and sponsors.
September 20, 2018 – Hosting ‘Together’ Cookbook Launch – The Duchess of Sussex accompanied by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland hosted a reception at Kensington Palace in London in honor of the release of her first solo project as a member of the Royal Family. A cookbook entitled ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ featuring recipes from a group of women from The Hubb Community Kitchen affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community.
September 24, 2018 – Coach Core Awards At Loughborough – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Coach Core Awards At Loughborough University in Loughborough, England. The pair celebrated the success of 60 graduating Coach Core apprentices who are now qualified sport coaches across many different disciplines. Their Royal Highnesses presented the awards for ‘Graduate of the Year’ and ‘Apprentice of the Year’ as well as took part in a netball shootout.
November 15, 2018 – The Royal Foundation’s Annual Dinner – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended The Royal Foundation’s Annual Dinner at the Victoria House in London, England. The dinner is in support of The Royal Foundation which revolves around four main themes of work; mental health, wildlife and conservation, young people and the armed forces community. The Duchess of Sussex became the fourth Principal Patron following her marriage to Prince Harry in May 2018. The Royal Foundation is the Cambridge’s and Sussex’s main vehicle for their philanthropic causes as they seek to invest in, or partner with, organisations with proven impact, using its profile and leverage to create a multiplier effect in resources, outcomes and knowledge. While we normally do not get photos from this event musician Tom Walker who performed at the event shared some of his photos with the William, Catherine, Harry, and Meghan.
November 21, 2018 – Visiting The Hubb Community Kitchen – Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex made a previously unannounced visit to The Hubb Community Kitchen. The Duchess’s visit to the kitchen was to see how the proceeds of their cookbook Together has been helping the kitchen and local residents. Since the September 2018 release of the book it has raised 210,000 in the UK alone. With the help of those funds the women of The Hubb were able to renovate the kitchen and are able to prepare fresh meals seven days a week. During Meghan’s visit, she toured the newly renovated kitchen and helped prepare the meals that would be sent out before sitting down with the women to hear about their latest accomplishments and future goals.
February 07, 2019 – Attending The Endeavour Fund Awards – Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attended The Endeavour Fund Awards at Draper’s Hall in London, England. The awards recognize the significant achievement of nine members of the Armed Forces Community who were injured or fell ill in service, but have gone on to use sport and adventurous challenge as part of their recovery and rehabilitation. Upon arrival Harry and Meghan attended the pre-ceremony reception where they met the nominees and supporters. At the ceremony Meghan presented the award for Celebrating Excellence Award to Nathan Forster, before presenting the award Meghan said: “I’m so, so grateful to be back. Last year was my first time coming and it was such a meaningful night. Before the reception Harry and I were talking to all the nominees and in speaking to one of them he said, you know after I mentioned to him, ‘Gosh the impact you guys make is huge. It’s so much bigger than you.’ No it’s not about us, it’s the ripple effect. And, in true modesty of all the nominees; yes it is about the ripple effect. What I admired in him – and I feel is true about all the nominees – is you don’t have that ripple effect unless each of you is brave enough to make that first wave. It’s so important to remember that because what you’re doing is inspiring so many people – so thank you from all of us for being that inspiration.”