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Smart Works UK received funding from the Archewell Foundation for a 2022 UK Female Unemployment study

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Since 2019, Meghan  has been Patron of the UK non-profit Smart Works UK,  an organization that assists women to re-enter the work force in providing a dressing and coaching service designed to help clients present themselves - as themselves - in job interviews. Today, Smart Works released the  Smart Works Female Unemployment Index 2022  . This inaugural report examined the challenges women face in trying to move from being unemployed to re-entering the work place. The information in the report is based on the opinions of the clients who have received services from the one of several Smart Works locations throughout England and Scotland.  The findings in the report will act as a bench mark for comparative purposes in future years.  Key findings included: Mothers typically remained unemployed for longer than women without children showing that there remains a prejudice in hiring women with children. The availability of affordable child-care would help more mothers go back to work. Being

Archewell Foundation's newly appointed Co-Executive Director gets straight to work

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At the start of 2023, Meghan and Harry announced some staffing changes for their Archewell organization that included the appointment of Shauna Nep as a Co-Executive Director of Archewell Foundation (AWF). Shauna, a graduate of the University of British Columbia and having a masters degree from New York University, had most recently worked as a Vice-President of Philanthropy at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects.  Getting straight to work Shauna together with the existing Executive Director, James Holt, signed  Archewell Foundation's just published 2020-2022 Impact Statement .  The impact statement provided a great overview of the work completed by Harry and Meghan's Foundation over the past two years and includes a brief section called "Looking Ahead." Looking ahead, Archewell Foundation (AWF) Executor's say that they will maintain "an unwavering commitment to key issues which have an overwhelming ripple effect on our collective well-being.... including working to

The trial in Samantha Markle's case against Meghan may be pushed back to 2024

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Per recent court filings in Samantha Markle's libel and slander case against Meghan Markle, a joint motion was just filed asking the judge to push back scheduling in the case. If this motion is granted any trial in the case would not start until January 2024. According to the motion documents, in early January 2023 counsel for Samantha Markle approached Meghan's counsel regarding the dates of pre-trial depositions and it was agreed that a request be made to the Middle District of Florida Court (Tampa) to delay all steps in the case by 90-days. From Meghan's part, there are still two outstanding motions that were submitted by her counsel on her behalf and which, as of today, have yet to be decided.  The first motion asked to dismiss Samantha's case in its entirety, and the second motion requested a pause / stay on pre-trial discovery pending the outcome of the first motion. The first motion was initially filed with the court back in May of 2022.  If Meghan is successful

Prince Harry will attend the 2023 BetterUp "Uplift" Conference in San Francisco this March

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In his role as Chief Impact Officer for the coaching organization BetterUp, Prince Harry and a host of other 'names' will attend the company's annual two-day conference to be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on March 7th and 8th 2023. You can pay $995.00 to attend in person or attend virtually  FREE of charge to all but the workshops taking place during the event. BetterUp are describing this event as a "confluence of leaders..., committed to the idea that people matter and their transformation is key to building a thriving business today — and tomorrow." BetterUp are offering what they describe as a 2-day summit where CHROs (Chief Human Resources Officers), CxOs (Chief Experience Officers), and other executives can connect with industry icons, renowned researchers, and world-class coaches to share experiences, ideas, and inspiration needed to move their businesses forward. Items on the Agenda will include:  ⚡ Insights from ground-breaking studies

Director of Harry & Meghan Netflix docu-series does not feel that questioning the Monarchy is sacrilege

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In an interview with Vanity Fair Magazine, Liz Garbus the director of the recent Harry and Meghan Netflix docu-series talks, among other things, about her thoughts on being asked to partner with Harry and Meghan on their six-part series; about each of their objectives from the project; and about what it was like to be part of the intense media attention that surrounds the couple. Garbus revealed that whilst Meghan and Harry saw the aim of this documentary as to tell their love story for the first time from their point of view, Garbus the daughter of a lawyer and a therapist, says that she felt it was crucial for the docuseries to probe deeper. Garbus explained that she felt it was really important for her to connect Meghan and Harry's story to larger historical story lines such as racism, colonialism, and how important white supremacy has been to the British Empire monarchy.  Garbus explained "I don't feel that [questioning] the monarchy is sacrilege - in the way that I do

Archewell Foundation team members volunteer at a Martin Luther King JR. Day 2023 community service event

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Per a post on Meghan and Harry's Archewell website, staff from their Archewell Foundation joined the Mission Continues Los Angeles Service Platoon for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day 2023. The group worked at the Compton Avenue located Watts Health Center (part of the non-profit Watts Healthcare) installing new outdoor seating, flowers and landscaping. This continues a tradition seeing Archewell staff participating in community services events on or around each MLK day.  Watts Healthcare  describe their goal as to improve the health of the community they serve by creating easier access to quality clinical, preventative, and specialty healthcare services. Watts Healthcare started as a grassroots clinic in 1967 and has grown into a comprehensive center that provides, via their multiple locations, an array of essential care to the community including a same-day appointment clinic, preventative care, dental and visions care, pediatrics, behavioral health, and

Jeremy Clarkson (tries and fails once again) to apologies to Meghan Markle for his vile Sun UK newspaper column

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In the on-going fall-out from a vile newspaper column against Meghan Markle written by the UK TV host Jeremy Clarkson and published in the Sun UK newspaper just before Christmas (see my earlier post on this story) Mr. Clarkson took to Instagram on January 16th 2023 to tell his followers he was apologizing again for his 'horrible' comments against Meghan. Clarkson told his Instagram followers that he had emailed Meghan and Harry (on Christmas Day no less!) to express his apologies directly to them. Clarkson said that he was profoundly sorry for his column "from the balls of his feet to the follicles on his head"  and adding that he wrote the offending article in a rush without following his usual editing routine.  Clarkson denied being sexist and said he abhorred violence against women (his column had suggested we carry out acts of violence against Meghan) and Clarkson  pondered why when people apologies these days, such apologies never seem to be enough.  Around the s

Archewell and Netflix "Heart of Invictus" series to air in the Summer of 2023

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Netflix UK has just announced that "Heart of Invictus" a new series from Harry and Meghan's Archewell Productions, which follows a group of competitors from around the globe – all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses – on their road to competing at the Invictus Games, will air in the Summer of 2023. The streaming of the series will be timely as it will likely air just ahead of the Invictus Games Dusseldorf (Germany) scheduled to start mid-September 2023.

Watch Prince Harry down Tequilas with Stephen Colbert as they chat about Harry's book

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In the last of his TV interviews to promote his memoir "Spare" Prince Harry sat down with The Late Show host Stephen Colbert. The pair toasted each other with tequila as they laughed and joked with the audience. During the chat Colbert asked Harry questions about a few of the topics covered in the book.  Click here to watch the extended version of the interview  and look out to see the standing ovation that Harry received when he took the stage. 

DANGER - don't believe the UK Tabloid headlines about Prince Harry's memoir "Spare"

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The British media are running clickbait and sensationalized headlines about Prince Harry's soon to be published memoir "Spare" without providing any context / without printing Harry's exact and full words. This is leading to a misrepresentation of what Harry wrote and in same instances is leading to increased safety and security risks for Harry and his family.  DON'T BELIEVE what the UK press are writing. Check what Harry actually wrote in his book. Best to get your own copy, read it and then make up your own mind.

More TV dates in January 2023 for Interviews by Prince Harry to promote his memoir "Spare"

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In addition to the two previously announced interviews, Prince Harry will be sitting down for chats about his memoir 'Spare' on Good Morning America on Monday January 9th 2023 and also on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday January 10th. Harry's memoir is not officially due to be released until January 10th however due to a gaff it has been released early in parts of Spain. UK newspapers have managed to get a hold of copies and have been constantly reporting on the sensational 'news' from the book. Everyone, it seems is frantically trying to keep up with the latest revelations.  I will take it easy and wait for my copy to wing its way to me.  The timing of the release, and this may be deliberate, is taking place during the period when the senior UK Royals are still on their Christmas breaks and thus not forced to comment. 

Countdown to Prince Harry's memoir "Spare" with two new interviews by Harry to launch the book

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January 10th 2023 is the official release date for Prince Harry's memoir "Spare". Ahead of the publication Harry has sat down for two new interviews, one with Anderson Cooper to be aired on the US CBS TV channel and the other with Tom Bradby to be aired on the UK ITV network. Both interviews air on Sunday January 8th 2023. Trailers for the two interviews give hints of what we can expect to hear Harry talk about, including: his childhood hie relationship with his mother, the late Princess Diana His decision to move from the UK to America His broken relationships with his father (King Charles) and his brother (The Prince of Wales) How the Royal motto "Never Complain Never Explain" is false as the Royals leak stories to the media all the time UK commentators are expecting Harry to face robust questioning on some of the topics he and Meghan raised in both their Oprah interview and in their Netflix series e.g. the question of racism within the Royal household. I thin

The Sun Newspaper UK apologises to its readers (but not directly to Meghan Markle) for Jeremy Clarkson's vile December 2022 newspaper column

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As a result of the on-going fall-out from the vile newspaper column about Meghan Markle written by UK TV host Jeremy Clarkson, a column that passed inspection by Editors at the Sun UK newspaper prior to being published on December 16th 2022 (and since removed), the Sun UK issued a statement today in which it sort of apologised - but mainly to its readers. The Clarkson column resulted in over 20,000 complaints to the UK press regulator  IPSO  on grounds of discrimination and harassment. This is remarkable. The number of complaints generated from this one article exceeded the total number of complaints received by IPSO during the whole of 2021.  Meghan followers on social media were quick to notice that the 'apology' by the Sun UK does not say sorry directly to Meghan, it only says somewhat generally that the newspaper is not responsible for columnists' opinions and sort of reluctantly adds "with free expression comes responsibility." The statement does express gene

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle on Netflix - the streaming services Biggest documentary debut ever

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Netflix has confirmed that the original six-part docu-series "Harry and Meghan" is the  biggest documentary debut ever for the streaming service.   Viewing figures currently has the docu-series in the Top 10 in 85 countries and with over 175 million hours watched. I hope Meghan and Harry have a good contract for 'royalties!'

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry & their Archewell teams embrace the spirit of Giving as we enter the 2022 Holiday Season

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Over the past weekend Meghan and Harry's Archewell teams had their holiday celebrations and joined the  Immigrant Defenders Law Centre   for the Holiday Party for Reunified Families in Los Angeles. At the gathering families were gifted special things that they really needed / wished for, including clothing, fresh produce and toys and with a visit with Santa for the kids. Led by The Archewell Foundation, the company organized holiday gifting for over 30 reunified and refugee families. ImmDef is fighting to assist families and their children as they battle through the US border immigration system. Services provided by the organization include access to a lawyer for all immigrants involved in deportation proceedings. It's long‐term goal is to ensure that no immigrant is forced to face an unjust immigration system alone. Per their website, ImmDef was founded in 2015 by a group of experienced public interest immigration lawyers, and has since grown from a handful of lawyers to more

Netflix announces a new collaboration featuring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - the documentary series Live to Lead

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Netflix has dropped a  trailer  for a second project involving Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The documentary series "Live to Lead" will start to air on the Netflix streaming service on December 31st 2022. Per the trailer, the docu-series consists of news clips, interviews and stories about various people around the globe, who in one way or another have led movements or other endeavours aimed at making people's lives better. This new series is launched by the Nelson Mandela Foundation who tweeted the following " The Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a new Netflix Series on effective leadership in collaboration with Blackwell & Ruth & Archewell Productions, inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela." This series comes shortly after their own Netflix docu-series "Harry and Meghan,"  a series that was watched globally and for a while topped viewing charts. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle email a GIF for their 2022 Holiday Greeting

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Meghan and Harry and their Archewell teams have emailed a GIF image by way of their 2022 Holiday Greeting. This is screenshot of the image. In a break from their previous Christmas cards, this one has only a photo of Meghan and Harry and none of Archie and Lili. 😞 The photo was taken in NYC on the evening that they collected a 2022 Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Organization - Ripple of Hope Award. 

Prince Harry co-authors an op-ed urging a new approach to conservation

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Prince Harry, US Senator Chris Coons and former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe have co-authored an op-ed,  exclusive to Huff Post,  supporting a new approach to conservation - one that is led locally, prioritizes human developments and bridges the public and private sectors.  The three of them were in African this past Spring and met to discuss, among other things, the need for innovative ways to finance conservation.  In this timely essay (released on a day when tornadoes once again destroyed massive areas in the US) the three men comment on the ecological disasters the world is facing, with rising sea levels and increasingly severe weather. In Africa, protracted drought has led to food-insecurity for many, caused conflicts and mass migration.   In addition, the trio speak of a biodiversity crisis, citing a 70% drop in mammal, bird, fish, reptile and amphibian populations between 1970 and 2018. A positive trend is noted when protected and conserved areas are mana