Prince Harry took on royal duties and responsibilities early on. He participated in charitable projects in the areas of health, sports and climate.
The basics in brief
- Harry has supported projects related to health, sports and climate protection.
- He and Megan separated from a joint organization with William and Kate.
- Your new organization “Archewell” already has several partnerships.
Prince Harry has taken on duties on behalf of the Queen from an early age. During his time in the royal family, Harry was actively involved in charitable causes. He visited many different countries and events. He also successfully started a foundation with Megan.
First visits and care
Prince Harry has already made many trips for the royal family. Among other things, he visited Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize. He was also in Brazil for the Great Expedition.
In 2006, Prince Harry visited the Mants’ase children’s home in Lesotho, where he resided for the first time in 2004. Together with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho he created «Sentebale». This charity supports children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. In addition, Prince Harry had many sponsors on various organizations.
Harry himself is an avid athlete and sports fan. In 2004, Harry trained to become a rugby development officer for Rugby Football Union and coached the students. He was a sponsor of both rugby union football and rugby league football until February 2021.
Like his brother and father, he also participated in polo games to raise money for charity. In 2007, William and Harry organized a “Concert for Diana” in memory of their mother.
Before beginning his service with the Australian Defense Forces, Harry visited the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in April 2015. In March 2016, he traveled to Nepal and helped rebuild a secondary school and visited a hydropower project in central Nepal.
Prince Harry takes on new positions and duties
In April 2018, Prince Harry was appointed Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. He held this position until March 2020. At the same time he was appointed patron of the “America’s Walk”. This campaign brought together a number of veterans who took a walking tour across the United States in mid-2018.
He was later appointed head of the Queens Commonwealth Trust, which focuses on projects for children and prisoners. He remained the head of the organization until February 2021.
In 2018 and 2021, Harry was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2019, Harry and Meghan magazine ranked her among the 25 most influential people on the Internet.
William and Harry set up their own foundation
In September 2009, William and Harry founded the Prince William and Prince Harry Foundation. This enabled them to further their charitable goals. Prince Harry left the institution in June 2019.
In 2012, Harry launched Coach Core with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This provides training opportunities for people looking to land a career as a professional coach.
To raise awareness of HIV testing, Prince Harry conducted a live test in July 2016. Since 2016, he has worked with the Terrence Higgins Trust to raise awareness of HIV and sexual health.
Prince Harry is also committed to nature conservation. In December 2017, he was officially appointed as the new president of African Parks, a conservation NGO. Prior to that, he spent three weeks in Malawi, where he assisted in the largest elephant relocation.
Projects related to sports, health and sustainability
In June 2019, the Duke was present at the founding of Made by Sport. This charity raises funds to promote sports in underserved communities.
In March 2019, Harry spoke at an annual event powered by We Charity. He wanted to inspire young people to work for global, social and environmental changes. Talk about mental health, climate change and the importance of social inclusion.
After a long development period, the Duke launched “Travalyst” in September 2019. The initiative aims to promote sustainable practices in the travel industry, thus combating climate change and environmental damage.
During the Corona pandemic, the Duke helped deliver groceries. He also donated the money to Feeding Britain, which provided food parcels to families.
The Duke and Duchess split from the Royal Foundation
In June 2019 it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would separate from the Royal Institution.
However, the couple want to continue working with Prince William and his wife on joint projects. In July 2019, the new charity “Sussex Royal The Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” was established.
After the couple withdrew from the public, they are no longer allowed to use the “Sussex Royal” brand name. In April 2020, Harry and Meghan confirmed that their new foundation, ‘Archewell’, would be renamed.
The name is derived from the Greek word “arche”, which means “source of work”. The word itself also inspired her son’s name.
Together with various partners and organizations, the Foundation has already supported many projects. In August 2021, the foundation merged with Women for Afghan Women. She helped evacuate Afghan women and children during the 2021 Taliban offensive.
New non-proprietary business
In September 2020, the Sussex family signed a deal with Netflix to develop series, films, documentaries and children’s programmes.
A multi-year contract with Spotify was also signed in December 2020. They can produce and present their own shows via the audio production company Archewell Audio.
In April 2021, the couple were announced as campaign managers for “Vax Live”. This campaign aims to improve access to corona vaccines.
Also in May 2021, the television documentary on Harry’s mental health, The Me You Can’t See, was released.