After announcing that they would be cutting ties with the Royal Foundation and starting one of their own, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the name of their new organisation.
Via royal correspondent, Emily Andrews’ Twitter page, it was announced that Harry and Meghan’s charity will be called Sussex Royal The Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The directors will be, of course, the Sussexes, but also a former staffer at the Royal Foundation (the charity they ran with William and Kate) and their PR manager Sara Latham, who previously worked for Hillary Clinton.
Exclusive: #Harry & #Meghan’s new foundation will be called “Sussex Royal” (full title “Sussex Royal The Foundation of the D&D of Sussex). Its 4 directors are the Sussexes, PR guru Sara Latham & former Royal Foundation staffer Natalie Campbell, who will be the new director. pic.twitter.com/604czSjQEw
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) July 17, 2019
Although the air was rife with rumours of a feud between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the facts are: The Royal Foundation was founded in 2009 by Harry, William and Kate – and was an effort to group their support of charity initiatives, from mental health issues to conservation. Upon becoming a member of the family, Meghan joined the organisation, but the couple has since decided to go on their own path with their work.