Duke and Duchess of Sussex to leave The Royal Foundation and create new charity

24 Jun 2019 News

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last week that Harry and Meghan will leave The Royal Foundation and set up their own new charitable foundation.

The announcement follows a review into the structure of The Royal Foundation and how it will best support Their Royal Highnesses in future charity activity.

The changes were foreshadowed by the separation of Cambridge and Sussex’s households, announced in March, as they prepare for different roles in the royal hierarchy.

Cambridge and Sussex’s charitable plans

The new Sussex-led foundation will have transitional operating support from The Royal Foundation, which was set up in 2009 by the two brothers.

The households of Cambridge and Sussex will also continue to work together on certain projects, including The Foundation’s mental health programme Heads Together.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are developing new initiatives on the environment and support for children and families, which will be announced in the coming year.

The Royal Foundation continues its programmes

They also plan to continue programmes run from The Royal Foundation, including the mental health campaign delivered in partnership with the FA, Heads Up.

The Royal Foundation also runs a global taskforce dealing with illegal wildlife trade, United for Wildlife and Mentally Healthy Schools which supports teachers and staff to help with children’s mental health.

Some of the other projects The Foundation established include The Invictus Games and Shout, the first text crisis support service in the UK.


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