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.
Meghan Markle's friend Jessica Mulroney - New Fundraiser for The Shoebox Project
In 2011, Meghan's friend Jessica Mulroney and Jessica's sisters Caroline, Vanessa and Katyfounded The Shoebox Project for Women. The ladies noticed that there were many opportunities to
provide gifts to children experiencing homelessness during the holiday season,
but no such gift drives for their mothers. They decided to ask friends and acquaintances
to fill a Shoebox with gifts for the holidays. That first holiday season, their goal was to collect 156
Shoeboxes. By word of mouth and the power of social media, they ended up receiving 400
Shoeboxes that year. The Mulroney sisters
quickly realized that their "Shoebox Project" had legs,
and a national movement was officially born.
The Mulroney sisters - Photo from The Shoebox Project website
Between now and the end of April 2020 Canadian women's clothing stores RW&CO. (a subsidiary of Reitman's) are inviting their customers to join the #RWGIVES movement by making a Shoebox and bringing it to
their nearest RW&CO. store. Each box will be donated to a
local women's shelter. Further 3 well-known Canadian women (Ashley Callingbull, Tessa Virtue and Karine Vanasse) who are currently promoting the fashion of RW&CO. will each be giving a portion of their campaign earnings to The Shoebox Project. Check our more on the RW&CO. website and at The Shoebox Project.
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
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
Per a report in the Montecito Journal Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were first to come forward to sponsor a “Holiday Magic” themed 1st Annual Montecito Holiday Car Parade. The parade saw children, adults and family pets alike line the street to watch cars and vehicles bedecked with Christmas lights and tinsel pass them by, with Santa making a star appearance. Photo from the Montecito Journal