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Prince Harry Patronage WellChild UK is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Awards

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Prince Harry's patronage WellChild, a national UK children's charity making it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible, has opened up nominations for the 2022 WellChild Awards. The annual event that in 2022 will once again be sponsored by the pharmaceutical company GSK, "celebrates the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives." Per the  WellChild UK website  nominations are being sought in the following categories: 1. Child/Young Person Categories Inspirational Child or Young Person – A child or young person between the ages of four and eighteen who has kept smiling and defied the odds despite living with a long-term serious health condition. 2. Caring Child/Young Person – A special child or young person between the ages of six and eighteen who devotes much of their

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry continued their tradition of marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 2022

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Continuing their annual tradition as a married couple of marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this year Meghan and Harry supplied the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta with Black-owned food trucks, at the King Centre's King Day Community Service Project. Martin Luther King Jr. daughter, Bernice King, thanked Meghan and Harry on her Twitter account Twitting ''I am so grateful for your graciousness in honoring my father.” The King Day Community Service Project had various activities scheduled at the event including a voter registration and education drive, and receiving and sorting items donated to the centre to be shared with the unsheltered and the homeless of Atlanta. A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan confirmed the donation, saying the trucks, Paige’s Pastries & Bistro and Parlay Savory Saloon, offered free lunches to staffers and volunteers. Parlay Savory Saloon also Twitted about being asked to serve food at the event describing it as a "dis

Prince Harry is challenging a UK Government decision, denying him UK police security when in the UK, Harry is willing to pay the costs for the security

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According to a news story leaked to the  UK Mail on Sunday / Mail Online  Prince Harry has entered into pre-civil court proceedings against the UK Government, with Prince Harry seeking to have UK police security provided for he, Meghan, Archie and Lili if they travel to the UK - with Prince Harry saying he is willing to meet the costs. It is Harry's position that his private security team does not have adequate jurisdiction abroad, and given the threats that have been made against Harry and Meghan, he and his family are unable to return to his home (to the UK) as it is too dangerous for them. According to an article by the BBC, the legal challenge follows a security incident in London last summer when Prince Harry's car was chased by photographers as he left a charity event.  A statement said "Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life. He remains sixth in line to the throne, served two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has

Meghan Markle's UK animal welfare patronage The Mayhew is participating in the #BettyWhiteChallenge

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Meghan remains patron of the UK animal welfare charity the Mayhew who are taking part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge. The actress Betty White died on December 31, 2021, a mere 17 days before she was to celebrate her 100th Birthday. Betty's fans started the #BettyWhiteChallenge, asking people to donate to their favourite animal charity to honour her. On the Mayhew website they explain "Betty White was a long-standing animal welfare advocate and campaigner who cared passionately about animal welfare rights and received many honours for her work. Throughout her life, she promoted pet adoption and generously gave to numerous animal welfare organisations." The #BettyWhiteChallenge started in the US, and is now gaining momentum across the world. Mayhew are encouraging you to make a donation to your local or favourite animal charity -  including theirs!

Prince Harry to participate in an "Inner Work" workshop with BetterUp

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In his role as Chief Impact Officer for the coaching company BetterUp® - Prince Harry will be participating in a February 3rd 2022 workshop on the topic of "Inner Work." BetterUp  describe "Inner Work®" as the process of looking inward, self-reflection, "to our authentic selves and experiences, and taking time for the things that ignite our passion, creativity, and innovation." Click here to be taken to the registration page for this event From the BetterUp website

Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre NYC Court Case is moving ahead per the Judge's Jan 12 2022 decision

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For those of you following the civil case in New York City brought by Virginia Giuffre against Prince Andrew,   Justice Kaplan released a decision today  in which he ruled, amongst other things, that the wording in the 2009 Epstein settlement did not clearly grant immunity to Prince Andrew (or anyone else). The judge said the agreement which, per its terms and conditions has to be interpreted under Florida Law, was capable of more than one meaning. The judge said this will need a trial to sort out.  The decision means that Prince Andrew was unsuccessful in having the case summarily dismissed at this early stage and the case is moving ahead. So will Prince Andrew now settle?

BBC Release their Podcast series on Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the Media - link included

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The UK BBC have released their  5-part Podcast series titled  "Harry, Meghan and the Media" which accompanies the two-part BBC2 TV series broadcast at the end of last year called "The Princes and the Press." The TV series was somewhat controversial / did not go down well with Prince William and Kate. After the TV series had aired and possibly due to the fact that Kensington Palace staff looked somewhat bad in episode 2 of the television series, Kate and William switched broadcasters for Kate's 2021 Christmas Carol service, switching from the BBC to ITV.  Check out my own  Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle Podcasts  for more background. 

Meghan Markle agrees to accept nominal damages from Associated Newspapers & additional funds for breach of copyright & Legal Costs

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Newspaper  reports   in the UK have revealed that Meghan Markle has agreed to accept nominal damages from Associated Newspapers for their breach of her privacy in printing her private letter to her father in the amount of 1 pound. Additionally , Meghan is to receive an undisclosed amount of money for the breach of her copyright and payment of much of her legal costs in the case. Stories about Meghan's win continue to trend on Twitter at  #meghanmarklewon