The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Prince William have revamped their charity website after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's names were removed over their "divergent paths". The Royal Foundation which was the brainchild of Prince Harry and William has removed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their "principals" section leaving just Kate and William. The charity was founded in 2009. Amongst other changes, Harry and Meghan's personal projects including Invictus Games and community cookbook have been removed from the website. Yet their previous works can still be seen in the site's newsfeed. The 'Empowering Communities' program, which previously included Meghan's work focused on uplifting women, has also been removed.
With this, the name of the website has been changed to 'The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge' from 'Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex'. The charity will now focus on five main areas such as mental health, conservation, service, young people and early years, Kate's initiative to focus on the critical first years of a child's development. The charity's website further cites that Kate, the Royal Highness, and The Royal Foundation have brought academics, practitioners, and charities together to form a steering group to develop a significant new body of work that will ultimately support all efforts to provide children with the best possible start in life. This major body of work will be unveiled later this year, it added.
"With a greater focus on the early years, The Duchess of Cambridge believes we can better provide solid social and emotional platforms for children to make them healthier and more resilient later in life," according to the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The formation of 'The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex' was announced in July by Meghan and Harry. Yet the two couples will continue the mental health program, said the Buckingham Palace to media. The Palace statement added that both the dukes and duchesses were incredibly proud of the achievements of their joint projects until now. They are especially proud to have established a charity that has had and will continue to have, significant long-lasting impact, changing lives for the better, cited the Palace statement.
(With inputs from ANI)