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Listen in for positive commentary about the lives and the work of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (the Duke & Duchess of Sussex), their adorable son Archie, and the new bump! Let's see how their lives evolve as they live independently away from the British Royal Family. I will keep you informed about the causes that are important to Meghan and Harry. From time to time I will highlight issues arising in their media coverage. For Kate fans, check out my podcast Kind thoughts for Kate Middleton ...
 
In this podcast I will chat with you, in a positive way, about the work and the lives of Kate and William (The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) and their three gorgeous children, George, Charlotte and Louis. There is not going to be any comparing Kate with Meghan. I have a separate podcast for Meghan. In terms of Kate, since her marriage to William in 2011, the importance of Kate's role in the UK Royal Family has grown as has her confidence. We will follow Kate in her various roles: as a Senio ...
 
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Kate has come a long way since her marriage to Prince William. April 29th 2021 will mark their 10th (Tin) wedding anniversary. Residents in the UK just got to see a new ITV documentary affectionately called "The Day Will and Kate Got Married" which aired background information about Kate and William’s courtship, scenes from the wedding itself, and …
 
Can you imagine waking up every morning to stories in the news telling you that you are a bad person and / or a liar. No matter what good acts you are doing, the news keeps telling you that you are basically not good enough to continue breathing. How would you survive that? Further try to imagine that some of these stories about how bad or worthles…
 
Meghan and Harry teamed up with LA volunteer organization L.A. Works and with the “I Have a Dream Foundation” and arranged to mentor a teenager girl during a zoom call. According to an article published on https://people.com/ the teen was immediately aware of who Meghan and Harry were as she had been following the 'Meghan story' in the media. We ar…
 
The Hold Still project was launched by the Duchess of Cambridge in her role as Patron of the UK National Portrait Gallery. It saw people of all ages from all over Britain submitting photographs about the effect of the pandemic on their lives. Kate felt this was a good way for everyone to share their stories and experiences of lock-down. Photos were…
 
Meghan has once again displayed her cake baking skills in preparing a lemon olive oil cake using lemons from hers and Harry’s Montecito garden. The cake was a gift to volunteers. This is not the first time since marrying Harry that Meghan has baked a cake by way of a thank you. During 2018 tour of Australia, Meghan baked a banana bread loaf during …
 
Harry, a man with a mortgage to pay, gave us an indication that the next stage of his life will be based on the US side of the Atlantic. He has announced that he has taken on two new positions. Announced this week was the fact that two months ago, Harry was hired as the Chief Impact Officer at the executive coaching and mental health company Better…
 
Kate and William participated in the UK’s National Day of Reflection, taking place on what was the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, and organized to reflect on Brit’s collective loss, to support those who've been bereaved, and to hope for a brighter future. The National Day of Reflection, will now be an annual event, was organized by UK charit…
 
Harry and Meghan have brought in some strong production talent to take charge of their content in Netflix and Spotify. Award winning producer Ben Browning, will be head of content for Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio. So, who is Ben Browning? Well I can’t really tell you as there is no Wikipedia page for him and many of …
 
When we thought that UK tabloids couldn’t act any lower, this week it was revealed that UK's The Sun newspaper had hired an American private investigator back in 2016 to dig up private information on Meghan and her extended family. Some of the information that the PI obtained and passed on was illegally obtained. The Sun deny having either requeste…
 
Kate and William joined in worldwide festivities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Like everything else right now their plans had to be changed around Coivd-19 restrictions. Typically on St. Patrick’s Day we would see Kate and William get into the spirit of things by attending as guests of honor at the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick’s Day Par…
 
Something light and fluffy to cheer us all up. This past weekend was Mother’s Day in the UK. George, Charlotte and Louis were busy little bees ahead of Mother’s Day. Not only had they made cards in honour of the late Princess Diana (Granny Diana) but they were given credit for baking and decorating a Mother’s Day cake for mom Kate. Photos of the Vi…
 
It cannot be doubted that race is a factor in the way Meghan has been treated by certain UK tabloids. The clear message from many of the headlines has been racist or at the very least micro-aggression, with readers drip fed a consistent message that: Meghan is not one of us – she doesn’t look like us - she doesn’t act like us - she doesn’t speak li…
 
Sometimes it is low key acts that can have a big impact. This was the case today when the Duchess of Cambridge visited Clapham Common in South London with Kate making a private visit and intermingling with members of the public at an open air bandstand where tributes are being left for murdered 33 year old woman Sarah Everard. Brits have been gripp…
 
William and Kate joined all parents of young children around England in breathing a sigh of relief as their youngsters returned to school. Free from their home-schooling duties, Kate and William stepped out on a rare in person appointment, visiting children and their teachers at School 21 in Stratford, London. School 21 teaches children between the…
 
With a week almost gone by since the Oprah interview I am starting to feel less tense. I don’t know about you but after watching the full interview it felt like I had received an emotional overload. I needed to take some time to absorb what we had all watched and heard, let it marinate for a bit, before even beginning to be able to say too much abo…
 
The Duchess of Cambridge video called to congratulate Yorkshire woman Jasmine Harrison on becoming the youngest woman to solo row the Atlantic. 21 year-old Jasmine completed the record-breaking 3,000-mile row on February 20th, raising money for the charities ShelterBox and the Blue Marine Foundation. On the video call with Kate that was released to…
 
I am hoping by the time you hear this podcast you will have had your own opportunity to watch the 2-hour sit down interview between Meghan and Harry and Oprah as I don’t won’t to spoil it for anyone who hasn't yet watched. In this short little podcast, rather than discuss the bombshells that we heard, and there were many, I have picked out some of …
 
For 2021, Celebrations for Commonwealth Day came to us via a Royal Family TV special called A Celebration for Commonwealth Day. Senior members of the Royal Family including the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex took part as did Kate and William. The Queen kicked off the event with a speech during which s…
 
Around November 2017, William and Kate's and Harry and Meghan’s joint Heads Together Campaign and their then combined Royal Foundation, founded a UK charity called Mental Heath Innovations or MHI for short. The aim of this charity was to identify potential digital tools for supporting people struggling with their mental health. The young Royals had…
 
One year ago when Meghan and Harry first stepped back as senior working Royals many a UK Royal Expert predicted that within a year Meghan and Harry would be forgotten and irrelevant. Role forward a year and the whole world is still talking about Meghan and Harry and the world will be talking about them even more next week after their sit-down inter…
 
Over the past weekend some changes were made to Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation website. Meghan and Harry are also using their website to promote International Women’s Day that will take place on March 8th. This is not the first year that Meghan either as a working or non-working Royal has celebrated International Women’s Day. International…
 
If you want 17 minutes of fun, check out the You Tube video of The Late Late Show host James Corden showing his friend and fellow Brit. Prince Harry the sights of Los Angeles. Corden rolled out the red carpet (sort of). James took Harry on a LA Big Bus (open bus) tour along some of the famous streets in LA ; spotting the homes of the stars (actuall…
 
Meghan and Harry have made a donation to replace the roof on the transitional housing unit called Annie’s House at Dallas based Genesis Women's Shelter. Harry and Meghan are literally helping to put a roof over the heads of women and children! Established in 1984, Genesis’s mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support for women who have exper…
 
This is a short little podcast, a turning point as it were. It took me a while to catch my breath and absorb the breaking news of the divorce announcement this week. Buckingham Palace announced that Harry and Meghan had decided that they would not be resuming their senior working roles in the Royal Family, and as such, the Queen had asked / told th…
 
Wasn’t it just great to hear some good news for a change - to hear that Meghan and Harry are expecting their second child. Their announcement was released this Valentine’s Day accompanied by a beautifully shot black and white photo taken by Misan Harriman. The announcement itself was a brief 2-line statement by a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan s…
 
Kate checked in with a mom and daughter who have received services from the UK charity Little Village. The charity is celebrating its 5th Anniversary. The London based charity describes itself as being like a food bank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of five. https://littlevillagehq.org/ The charity accept…
 
Prince Harry's Invictus Games Foundation has joined up with the UK National Health Service (NHS) with the hope that the people in these organizations can learn from each other’s experiences. To kick-start this initiative there will be a series of podcasts on a variety of themes where military personnel will talk about how their experiences in the a…
 
Meghan and Harry dropped in by zoom to surprise participants in a 'Get Lit' Black History Month poetry class - thrilling the people there! February marks Black History Month in the US. Started in America in order to remember the important people and events in the history of the lives of people of African decent, Black History Month was first propos…
 
In 2017 the United Nations Environment Programme established the Young Champions of the Earth awards, a prize for talented innovators, ages 18 to 30, who have demonstrated outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact. The prize is awarded every year to seven young environmentalists from around the world. In this podcast I tell you …
 
In a week in which global deaths from Covid-19 topped 2 ¼ million, and when there was a coup in Myanmar, certain parts of the UK press felt it more important to suggest that Meghan had secretly changed her name on Archie’s birth certificate, in an alleged snub to her brother and sister-in-law William and Kate. The headline attributed to Ben Griffit…
 
In his role as President of the UK National Football Association Prince William has condemned as ‘despicable’ the on-going racist abuse that has been directed at football players in the UK, including against the young Manchester United player Marcus Rashford. Marcus Rashford is an icon to many both on and off the football pitch. Off the soccer pitc…
 
Kate showed her ability to relate in a very down to earth manner, by donning a bobble hat and posting a selfie video to support UK Children’s Mental Health Week. She and William are involved in many mental health initiatives. Kate in her right has been the Royal Patron of the UK children's mental health charity Place2Be since 2013. https://www.plac…
 
Covid-19 restrictions permitting it is likely that Harry and maybe Meghan as well will make a trip to the UK some time in 2021. What will Harry stock up on when he gets a chance to visit? Can you guess what is always top of my list? For those of you listening who are also living away from your country of birth, please let me know what you like to b…
 
Some content may be distressing. This January the 27th Kate and William commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day and with Kate participating in a You Tube video with survivors Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg who the Duke and Duchess had previously met at Stutthof in 2017. Kate also chatted with youth ambassadors from the Holocaust Educational Trust. h…
 
In the week that we breathed a sigh of relief and when Meghan’s father certainly missed the memo about the importance of Unity - Prince Harry addressed the connection between social media and the recent riots on Capitol Hill in Washington DC as well as addressing recent rumours in the news that he and Meghan were 'quitting' social media. Keep looki…
 
LA volunteer veterans with the US non-profit The Mission Continues were treated to lunch by Meghan and Harry, with the lunch catered by women from another of Harry and Meghan's favourite non-profits, Homeboy Industries. Per their website, The Mission Continues https://www.missioncontinues.org/aim is for all veterans with a desire to continue their …
 
Kate and William were back at work after their Christmas break, checking in by video conference with front line support workers who have accessed services from the UK mental health service organization Our Frontline. https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline/ As the name suggests, the Our Frontline organization helps to make sure that fron…
 
One day I was reading a review of a Meghan and Harry podcast. The review read as follows: Why if you love Harry and Meghan must you hate William and Kate? Why should we not like both Meghan and Kate, or at least if not like then both equally then at least show some respect to both Kate and Meghan, for the important work that these women do? So, thi…
 
Last year Meghan and Harry hosted an edition of the TIME100 Talks Series. During their talk Meghan, Harry and several of their guests discussed how harms on social media don’t just live on the platforms, but often extend to shaping behaviours that people then act upon. This theory has been proven to be correct. We all witnessed on TV this week in W…
 
In one of my previous podcasts (Podcast 17) I spoke about Piers Morgan, the man who loves to hate Meghan and Harry. He derides the work of Meghan and Harry all the time. At times it seems this is all he talks about. He certainly gets lots of press coverage from it. Meghan and Harry’s decision to step back as Senior Royals in 2020 has really inflame…
 
I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother. Together we bring you Archewell. These were the words that started Meghan and Harry’s Letter for 2021 that we saw on the opening page of their Archewell website that went live on New Year’s Eve. https://www.archewell.com/ The word “compassion” appears five times on the opening pages. Meghan and Harry…
 
So, what did we all think of Meghan and Harry’s Holiday Podcast? Well we have all learned the importance of listening all the way to the end of a Meghan and Harry podcast, to the surprise gem at the very end, when we got to hear the adorable Archie make his podcasting debut. Meghan and Harry invited about 13 guests to separately record their own au…
 
Meghan and Harry have written several cheques over the holiday period, sending donations to various non-profits. Per an article published in this week’s New Zealand Herald, Meghan and Harry also made a donation in Archie’s name to the New Zealand knitwear social enterprise Make Give Live. Meghan and Harry have purchased 100 hand knitted woollen hat…
 
With much speculation before as to would they or wouldn’t they?, Meghan and Harry carried on the Royal Family tradition of releasing a family Christmas Card, with a twist. The card has been reprinted by hundred of news outlets all over the internet. You cannot of missed seeing it. Recipients of the card are told that with them in mind, donations ha…
 
The announcement that Meghan and Harry have started to work with WCK came in an article published on the Bloomberg News website. According to the World Central Kitchen’s website, Chef Andres and his wife Patricia set up the organization in 2010, with the image of using food to empower communities around the world and to strengthen local economies. …
 
2020 - What a year. For many of us, this was our first experience of restrictions on our personal freedoms when living in a world at war, albeit with no bombs or bullets, but with an invisible enemy that crept up on everyone. 2020 will go down as a year that many will want to forget and yet will for many reasons be unforgettable. Meghan and Harry h…
 
Meghan was back in action this week. Meghan appeared in a 2-minute video in support of the CNN Heroes 2020: An All-Star Tribute show, hosted by Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa on the CNN Network. Amongst other things, Meghan gave thanks to the many people who are ensuring those in need can access food during the pandemic. The second piece of news th…
 
Four former award winners at the charity WellChild UK were half an hour into a video conference, when patron of the charity, Prince Harry, zoomed bombed into the call. Were the kids surprised? They were gobsmacked! WellChild UK report that over 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the …
 
Things are pretty quiet on the Meghan and Harry front. Aside from Harry announcing his support for a new initiative by Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to introduce mandatory mental health training, and rumours of a new law-suit by Harry against Associated newspapers, Harry and Meghan are either taking a break from their charity work or are working away …
 
In his role as president of the NGO, African Parks, Prince Harry was interviewed by the CEO and by the Head of Strategy for the newly launched environmental streaming network WaterBear. Prince Harry has been president of African Parks since 2017. In a nutshell the African Parks conservation organization takes on direct responsibility for the rehabi…
 
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