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Princes Harry and William set up own charity

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Princes Harry and William set up own charity

Fundraising | Celina Ribeiro | 25 Nov 2009

Princes Harry and William have established a new grantmaking charity as the primary focus of their charitable energies.  

The Charitable Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry was registered as a charity with the Charity Commission last month and will focus on funding projects working with deprived young people, wounded military personnel and sustainable development both in the UK and internationally.

The fund is said to be started with a six-figure donation from the princes’ private wealth.  

But while a spokesman for the princes said: “They have identified it as the primary vehicle for their charitable activities in the future,” a spokeswoman for Sentebale, Prince Harry’s African charity, said that the new charity would not impinge on the royal’s work with his existing charity.

“The creation of the Charitable Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry will not affect Prince Harry's involvement in Sentebale. Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso co-founded Sentebale and they are both committed to helping Lesotho's orphans and vulnerable children,” she said.

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