Why Did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Walk Away From William and Kate's Charity?

Why Did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Walk Away From William and Kate's Charity?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, decided to step down from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's, Prince William and Kate Middleton, charity organization 'The Royal Foundation'

Prince William and Prince Harry were probably the most loved children from the 80s and 90s. Their mother Princess Diana showed the entire world a new side of the royals. While they were expected not to show their emotions in public and not engage much with the commoners in the past, Diana completely revolted against these views. She tried her level best to introduce the real side of life to her children and give them a normal childhood as much as possible. The Princess of Hearts, Diana, was also known for her philanthropic work and focusing on helping the people around the world as much as she could in her short life span.

In 2009, Diana’s sons Prince William and Prince Harry took after their philanthropic mother and established The Royal Foundation to focus on the charitable causes close to their hearts. This foundation also resulted in the establishment of Invictus Games and mental health initiatives. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined this organization in 2011 after her marriage while Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, joined this organization in 2018 after marrying Prince Harry. People had high hopes from this organization since the two dynamic women joined this organization and called the couples ‘Fab four’.

However, since Prince Harry got married to the American actress Meghan Markle the brothers do not seem as united as before. Very soon after the wedding, there was news of the two sisters in law, Kate and Meghan, not getting along. Before the birth of their first born, Archie Mountbatten Windsor, they decided to separate from the Kensington Palace and have their own royal household Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Castle estate. Just a few weeks after Archie’s birth, one gets to know about them separating from the famous charity the brothers had established together. It is believed that Harry was always the third wheel in this charity with his elder brother William controlling things the way he wanted. With Meghan as his partner, Harry wants to fly on his own. The couple wants to do things their way which is not possible in a joint venture and house.


By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is a Bollywood and cheesecake fanatic with no obvious interest in space travel. She tweets @khwamkhwah day in and out