Purposely avoiding unkind press, negative, and speculative messaging - please join me in exchanging positive commentary about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their children Archie and Lili.
The blog initially focused on Meghan and Harry's work as senior members of the British Royal Family.
Since 2020 my posts follow the Sussex's lives and their work as they live independently from the Royal Family.
Harry meeting women in Malawi - Meghan Markle attends via Skype
As part of his tour of Malawi Harry stopped in to visit a college whose education is partially supported by the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and by CAMFED. Per their web-site:
CAMFED is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.
Since 1993, CAMFED’s innovative education programs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi have directly supported more than 3.3 million students to attend primary and secondary school, and nearly 5.7 million children have benefited from an improved learning environment.
Alumnae of the program (CAMA) are encouraged to help fund the education of future generations of children. CAMFED target girls and women living in the poorest rural communities in Africa where girls face 'acute disadvantages'.
Meghan appeared at this visit via Skype - (reducing her
carbon footprint!) - and pleasing all of the attendees who sang greetings to Meghan over the computer link.
Donations can be made to CAMFED through their website - 10 UK pounds will purchase essential school supplies so that a girl can go to school, 50 pounds is enough to purchase a bicycle to use to get to school, and 180 pounds sends a girl to school for a whole year.
Prince Harry was a guest of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman in episode 325 of their podcast, Armchair Expert. During the hour and a half episode, the trio touched on many issues relating to trauma, addictions, mental health and emotional well-being. Harry also spoke about life in the Royal Family (including some notable moments before he married Meghan) and they touched on his reasons for leaving. Harry, Dax and Monica talked about Harry's life in the British Army, press intrusion into family life, and about some of the pros and cons of social media. Armchair Expert will shortly be moving exclusively to Spotify, the same as Meghan and Harry's own Podcast Archewell. Click to LISTEN
I know we should not encourage the tabloids to hunt out pictures of Meghan, Harry and Archie, but it was lovely to see a recent pic. of the "Adorable Archie" just ahead of his second birthday on May 6th 2021. And look at Meghan's bump. Baby No.2 is growing nicely and it appears that it won't be long before Archie's sister arrives. Was Archie off to a play date? (And in case anyone wants to bitch about the fact that Meghan is not wearing head-to-toe black, in mourning for Prince Phillip, Princess Anne was out and about this week wearing a very non-black hue called Red - just getting this in first before the trolls start) Photo as published by the New York Post
Meghan Markle, Archewell Productions, and Netflix announced today that Meghan will be a Co-Executive Producer on Archewell Production's first animated series themed around a 12 year-old-girl who, as she faces life's daily challenges, is inspired by a variety of influential women from history. The Netflix production has the working title "Pearl." There are lots of talented executive producers working alongside Meghan, including Sir Elton John's husband, David Furnish, and Carolyn Soper (Sherlock Gnomes, Tangled), and Emmy Award®-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus (I'll Be Gone in the Dark, What Happened, Miss Simone?), and Dan Cogan (Icarus, The Apollo). Amanda Rynda (DC Super Hero Girls, The Loud House) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Meghan has issued a statement saying: "Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life's daily challenges." Meghan Added: "I'm thr