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Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's Archewell Foundation is being honoured with a humanitarian award

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Harry and Meghan through their Archewell Foundation are being honoured for their work in advocating for Afghan refugees and asylum seekers. The  Human First Coalition  are presenting both Archewell and US Senator Richard Blumenthal with Awards at a ceremony taking place in New York City on August 15th 2022. James Holt, the Executive Director of the Archewell Foundation, will accept the Partner Organization Award on behalf of Meghan and Harry. Human First Coalition was set up by Navy reservist and former Taliban hostage Safi Rauf . The organization focuses on providing food, shelter and healthcare for those in need as well as trying to evacuate and resettle eligible Afghans. Per their website, they advise that so far they have helped to evacuate over 7,000 vulnerable Afghans, working alongside the US State Department and other partner NGOs.  Since the Taliban has taken over control of the whole of Afghanistan, girls above grade 6 are not allowed to attend school. Human First now include

Judge sets case management schedule in the Samantha Markle lawsuit against Megan Markle - possible trial in 2023

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The case management judge of Samantha Markle's Florida lawsuit against half sister Meghan, has set timelines for specific events in the case. The lawsuit, if not dismissed, withdrawn, or settled prior to then, will head to a jury trial in October 2023. No news yet as to whether or not the judge has decided the motion brought by Meghan to dismiss the case outright.  This is the current schedule that was set by the judge on August 3rd 2022: Discovery due by 4/3/2023,  Dispositive motions due by 5/5/2023,  Pretrial statement due by 8/22/2023,  All other motions due by 8/29/2023,  Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/19/2023 at 3:15 PM in Tampa Courtroom 13A before Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell,  Jury Trial set for term commencing 10/2/2023 in Tampa Courtroom 13A before Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell.  Conduct mediation hearing by 8/31/2023. Lead counsel to coordinate dates.  Signed by Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell on 8/3/2022. 

Fundraiser launched for Meghan Markle's and Prince Harry's 2022 Birthdays

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As has become a annual tradition, fans of Meghan and Harry have organized a charity fundraiser to honour the couple's 2022 birthdays. The event is being promoted through members of the  "Sussex Squad" Twitter accounts. Meghan will turn 41 on August 4th and Harry will be 38 on September 15th. For this year Sussex followers have chosen to raise funds for the African based charity  Sentebale. Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006 as a response to the needs of children and young people in Lesotho. The work of the charity has since expanded into Botswana. The name Sentebale means ‘forget-me-not’ in the Sesotho language, representing a pledge to remember the most vulnerable children in the region. Photo from Sentebale Twitter Account Per the Sentebale website, children and young people are at the centre of Sentebale’s work. Sentebale empowers young people, ensuring they are safe and confident, able to lead and advocate for themselves and their peers. T

Prince Harry's memoir reported to be coming out soon

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Don't waste your money on the Tom Bower book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The book has been reviewed by one UK reporter as being full of "tawdry gossip" and by another as "a relentless take-down of Meghan" and with the book (per many social media fact checking posts) full of errors and inconsistencies.  Instead, per a recent article by Omid Scobie, we learn that Prince Harry's own book is "now finished and has completed legal checks AND contrary to tabloid reports doesn’t include those much-reported “attacks” on his family." This is the book to buy.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle were all business at the UN on Nelson Mandela International Day 2022

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were at the United Nations in New York City today where Prince Harry gave a key note speech to honour the memory of Nelson Mandela on what is Nelson Mandela International Day 2022. Harry and Meghan were all business both in their attire and in demeanor, although we did catch one or two smiles and laughter as the couple interacted with other dignitaries and guests. Prince Harry's speech touched on many of the World's pressing issues: global warming; conservation and human rights; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world; inflation; war; and what Prince Harry called "global uncertainty and division."  Harry called out in particular the war in Ukraine and the rolling back of constitutional rights in America, saying that he felt that "we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom - the cause of Mandela's life." Harry spoke of the effects of global issues on nations around the World and particularly in Afr

For Nelson Mandela Day 2022 - Prince Harry & Meghan Markle are to travel to NYC with Harry to give a speech to the UN General Assembly

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Social media and UK media sources are reporting that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be travelling to New York City in the coming days, with Prince Harry slated to give a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, NYC on July 18th 2022, which is Nelson Mandela International Day. The theme for 2022 Nelson Mandela commemorations is  “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared Nelson Mandela’s 18 July birthday Nelson Mandela International Day calling on the people of the world to honour Mandela by helping their communities.  For 2022, the focus and messaging is based on promoting community and home-based gardens, supporting fruit and indigenous tree planting, and creating awareness of the intersections between food security and climate change.  For those who wish to watch Prince Harry's speech  here is a link to the UN web TV site.

Adorable Archie enjoys a 2022 - 4th of July Parade in Jackson Hole Wyoming along with mom and dad

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Eagle eyed members of the public revealed a family outing for Meghan, Harry and young Archie this past July 4th when the family were spotted at the 2022 Independence Day Parade in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photos of young Archie (not reposted here to protect his privacy) were posted a few days later on Instagram, showing the 3-year-old doing what all kids do at parades, waving a flag and sucking on a lollipop. So cute! By all accounts locals and visitors alike return year after year to enjoy Jackson Hole's small parade that has a real home town feel to it. Here are a couple of photos from the 4th of July celebrations, taken from one of the local newspapers. The evening fireworks display - with the ski hill behind