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Prince Harry to help launch a Child Online Safety Toolkit this May 2022

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Prince Harry will be joining a video conference on May 16th with the  5Rights Foundation  to launch of the Child Online Safety Toolkit, and also to discuss how to make the online world safer & kinder, especially for children. 5Rights Foundation was founded by UK's Baroness Beeban Kidron. Per the 5Rights Foundation website, it started as an idea, a set of "principles that would reimagine the digital world as a place children and young people were afforded their existing right to participate in the digital world creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly." In 2018, 5Rights developed into an non-governmental organisation headquartered in London with an office in Brussels, which opened in early 2021.   5Rights has three areas of work: data and privacy, child-centred design and children’s rights. These are the key issues that 5Rights are trying to address through their work: Design of Service - digital services are not designed to meet the needs of children and young

Prince Harry launches pilot Travalyst project in New Zealand, encouraging sustainable travel choices

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Wearing his "Girl Dad" t-shirt and with his infectious smile, Prince Harry took part in a  Video Skit   alongside kiwi stars Rhys Darby, Dave Fane and Rena Owen, to launch a new Travalyst sustainable travel pilot project available to New Zealanders. Per a news release on Harry's Travalyst website, the idea behind the project is "to help advance its mission of encouraging travellers to put sustainability at the heart of their holidays." Prince Harry is asking us to consider that while travellers have long been able to rate their holiday stay, how would your holiday rate you? As part of the pilot, New Zealanders will have access to a holiday rating tool on the Travalyst website which encourages travellers to consider sustainable options during planning for their next holiday including supporting local communities, travelling with 'kaitiaki' (guardianship) values and looking after nature and wildlife. The site will also feature a more extensive research sur

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry & their children to travel to the UK for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Per an article by Omid Scobie, published in the UK  Harpers Bazaar magazine  Harry and Meghan are set to return to the UK this June in order to attend Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and they are bringing Archie and Lili with them. Photo from Daniel Martin Instagram Account Per Scobie, a spokesperson for Meghan and Harry released the following statement: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children." A decision by the Queen today to limit a June 2nd 2022, Royal Balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace to "working royals" means that neither Harry and Meghan, nor their children will be invited to appear. Nor will other non-working royals like Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson and their daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.  

Get ready to celebrate Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor's 3rd Birthday

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I am sure Archie is excited ahead of his 3rd Birthday on May 6th 2022, as are the Sussex followers who, depending on the time zone they live in, are already posting their Happy Birthday Congratulations and Best Wishes. Here is where to find many of the social media tweets by Sussex followers and fans: 👇

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry supporters are preparing to launch a 2022 Birthday Fundraiser event

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry supporters, many of whom interact with each other through social media, have organized another fundraiser in honour of the Sussex family. This new event will spread over one month to honor Archie's 3rd birthday on May 6th 2022, and Lili's 1st birthday on June 4th 2022. Looking at the pictures that are being posted on Meghan and Harry Twitter sites, it appears that followers will be asked to consider donating to a food program (maybe World Central Kitchen or the UN World Food Programme?) Previous fundraisers organized by Sussex followers, to name but a few, have included donations in lieu of gifts to various charities to honour the children's births, donations to fund the planting of trees for "Archie's Woods" for Archie's first birthday, and the 2021 donations of new clothing and other items to Team Rubicon to support Afghan refugees arriving in the US. Check back here in a day or two for more details.

Yes he Did - Prince Harry did play polo with his friend Nacho Figueras in Santa Barbara

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Per my previous post I asked would we see Prince Harry playing polo during the opening weekend of the polo season at the  Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club?  We can now definitively answer that question with a YES. Thanks to both a video posted on the polo club's Instagram account, and to the Instagram post and photo by Harry's polo buddy Nacho Figueras. ⇩  Photo and post from Nacho Figueras Instagram 

Polo season reopens in 2022 in Santa Barbara - will Prince Harry play?

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Per an article in the Montecito Journal, after nearly two years of limited access to the public, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club will reopen to the public on May 1st 2022 for the final in the first tournament game of the season. This will be the 111th season for the club, who are looking forward to seeing the stadium full of fans again.  The club, set on a beautiful pacific coast location, attracts world class players including Prince Harry's close friend Nacho Figueras (recently described by one reporter as "the David Beckham of polo.") Photo per Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club According to the Montecito Journal article,  Prince Harry has been spotted stick and balling at the Santa Barbara club so as to keep up his polo skills .  Meanwhile Harry's friend Nacho is in the area and, per his own Instagram account, is playing on a team this weekend in Santa Barbara, in the Harry East Memorial. Nacho's team is called Los Padres, after the National Fores

The Pros & Cons of Meghan Markle & Prince Harry going to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

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A question that  everyone and their dog has an opinion on, is whether Harry and Meghan should travel to the UK to participate in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations?  It is not yet known whether or not Meghan, Harry, Archie and Lili will make the trip over from California to attend all or some of the Jubilee Celebrations.  Whilst rumour has it that the Queen would like them to come, when asked recently if he would be coming Prince Harry did not commit. Click HERE  to hear my latest podcast in which I chat about some of the pro and cons that Meghan and Harry might consider when reaching their decision.