Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are believed to have shared a strong bond long before she officially joined the Royal Family in 2011. The Duke of Sussex announced in January he and Meghan Markle would step down from royal duties and would also break away from the Royal Foundation Harry co-managed with Prince William and Kate. In the latest step marking his departure from his royal life, Harry announced earlier this month his Endeavour Fund will no longer operate under the foundation.
Online magazine Nicki Swift reported: “Just when you thought the Duke of Sussex couldn’t get any more removed from royal life, he made another choice that further distances himself from his family. And this time, the shakeup has to do with his charities.
“Charity work and good-will endeavours have always been important to Harry and Meghan. For instance, in April 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plans to start a new non-profit organization after stepping down from the royal family.
“However, Harry’s activism looks a bit different now that he’s no longer operating on behalf of the British royals.
“In June 2020, one of his beloved charities cut ties with a foundation linked to his brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Given the rumours of discord between Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, supporters are speculating about what this development could mean.”
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The fund announced the change in management on Twitter, confirming they would pass under the control of the Invictus Game Foundation Prince Harry founded in 2013.
The Endeavour Found wrote: “Delighted to announce that the @EndeavourFund has been transferred to a new home within The Invictus Games Foundation!”
The foundation welcomed the new addition, with Endeavour Fund director of Funds and grants David Wiseman saying the charity will “evolve” in its new home.
The Invictus Games Foundation tweeted: “#InvictusGames alumnus David Wiseman has led the @EndeavourFund from the start, and says it ‘will evolve in its new home & in the new post-COVID environment but what will not change is support for recovery, rehabilitation & growth through the power of sport & adventurous challenge.'”
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed in January they wanted to take a step back from public royal life and agreed to a one-year trial period before confirming whether they want to remain off the royal rota for good.
After an initial period spent in Canada, Harry and Meghan relocated to Los Angeles with their one-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The couple has been spotted occasionally joining volunteers helping to deliver food and essential goods to vulnerable people shielding during the coronavirus pandemic.
Both have also undertaken some virtual engagements, with Prince Harry sending a special message to mark the postponement of the Invictus Games in April.