Royal Update: Meghan’s New Job, Princess Diana’s Memorial Fund Divided, and More

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Latest Royal Update Summer 2020
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Due to coronavirus, it’s been a while since our last Royal Family update! However, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the rest of the Royal Family have been plenty busy over the past few months…

Meghan Markle Lands Another Job

Meghan Markle's New Job
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Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially left the Royal Family, the Duchess has earned a few jobs, like narrating the DineyPlus film Elephants. During the coronavirus lockdown, however, Markle landed another job! Just recently, the non-profit Girl Up announced that she would speak at their 2020 Global Leadership Summit, alongside other progressive women like Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Priyanka Chopra. Throughout the second half of July, the summit will feature online talks about women’s rights and futures.

“The present is female! But don’t take our word for it. ⁠Hear from our keynote speaker Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, as she takes the stage at our 2020 Leadership Summit, happening virtually July 13-15!” the non-profit announced on Instagram. “This year’s Summit is going to be unforgettable with interactive virtual workshops, panels with global leaders, and so much more.⁠”

Prince Harry at the AIDS 2020 Conference

Prince Harry AIDS Conference 2020
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Meanwhile, Prince Harry also took some time to speak at a noteworthy event, the AIDS 2020 Conference from his new home in Los Angeles. In fact, this was the first peek at Harry and Markle’s new home in California! Unfortunately, fans only got a small glimpse at the couple’s new backyard. However, Harry more than pleased while talking about becoming a co-founder of the Sentebale charity, which supports children affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

“This year’s theme is resilience, something all of us around the globe have understood the need for it, specifically over recent months,” Prince Harry said in a video to the conference. “And for many, digging deep to find that resilience has been a challenging experience. But for those affected by HIV and AIDS, the examples of resilience within oneself and within the community has been felt and fostered for decades. And when they face setbacks, they not only push back, but they bounce back. They are resilience personified…We all succeed when they are empowered, and I want to share some of their voices with you.”

Princess Diana’s Memorial Fund Divided

Princess Diana's Memorial Fund Divided
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As a result of Harry’s leaving the Royal Family, he and Prince William needed to divide Princess Diana’s Memorial Fund. Finally, after much deliberation, some decisions have been made. The proceeds of their mother’s fund will be entirely split up between some of the two brother’s favorite charities. Previously, the fund had been a charitable fund for William, Kate Middleton, Harry and Meghan.

For Harry, he asked the bulk of the cash go to the previously mentioned Sentebale, while William has not announced where his portion will go yet. This was the final tie legally linking Harry and Meghan to the Royal Family, so they are now officially ou.

Many people both from the U.S. and U.K. are excited to see what the future holds for the now-independent couple. Tune in with HashtagChatter for more updates!

Sources: The Daily Mail, People Magazine.