This Is The Cause Harry and Meghan Will Continue To Involve In Their Future Work
The charity of focus for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moving forward has now been revealed. They will be ending their official royal duties at the end of March, however this cause will remain a focus for them in the future.
Moving forward, Harry and Meghan will make sure that their charitable work will continue to involve the military. This decision comes as no surprise to royal fans as the Duke of Sussex spent a decade in the army and has been passionate about continuing to support the military and veterans since then.
Harry and Meghan will continue to support the military
The statement on the Royals website reads: "While per the agreement, The Duke will not perform any official duties associated with these roles, given his dedication to the military community and ten years of service he will of course continue his unwavering support to the military community in a non-official capacity. As founder of the Invictus Games, The Duke will proudly continue supporting the military community around the world through the Invictus Games Foundation and The Endeavour Fund."
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More from tonight as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined veterans, serving members, world-class musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines for the annual Mountbatten Festival of Music — an event to help raise funds on behalf of the @RoyalMarines Charity. Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton
The news comes after the latest major public engagements that Harry and Meghan carried out were indeed military focused. The Endeavour Fund Awards and the Mountbatten Festival of Music, which celebrated musicianship of the Royal Marines.
Buckingham Palace confirms more about Harry and Meghan's futures
Buckingham Palace has also confirmed more news about Harry and Meghan's futures by saying: "The Duke of Sussex will retain the ranks of Major, Lieutenant Commander, and Squadron Leader, however, during this 12-month period The Duke’s honorary military positions will not be used. No new appointments will be made to fill these roles before the 12-month review of the new arrangements is completed. The Duke will not perform any official duties associated with these roles."
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Tonight in London, for their third consecutive year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Endeavour Fund Awards, which celebrates the achievements of those veterans injured in service who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the last year. By choosing to take on what seems impossible, these men and women not only set goals for themselves but have also inspired millions of people around the world. These annual awards bring together The Duke and The Duchess alongside wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans as well as their families, friends and supporters of the military community. The Duke, who founded the @EndeavourFund, spoke on the night: • "The Endeavour Fund came from seeing the gaping hole that can be left after taking off that uniform. The power that sport and adventurous challenge plays in recovery, yes; but most of all - the chance to be part of a team again while attempting to achieve unthinkable challenges - as if being shot or blown up wasn't enough, you guys continue to impress, inspire and challenge what it means to have a life changing injury." • Since its launch in 2012, the Endeavour Fund has supported 108 projects that have directly assisted over 6,000 of those injured in service. Congratulations to all those who participated in endeavours over the last year and inspired others to push the boundaries of what's possible! #EndeavorFundAwards
During the Endeavour Fund Awards, Harry made a speech thanking the veterans for always having his back. He also mentioned, "I am very pleased to announce that we are looking at opportunities to create a much closer working relationship with the Invictus Games Foundation. More will be announced in due time but it’s been made possible by the generous support of some specific people, so thank you."