Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's charities: links still matter

Mail Online | 1/18/2020 | James Gant For Mailonline
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Charities have tonight pledged their support for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, saying they 'feel confident' they will still benefit from their links with Meghan and Harry, even after they officially cut their ties as senior royals.

Map Ives, director and founder of Rhino Conservation Botswana, said he has already been told by an official in Harry's office that the duke 'wants to continue' his work with his organisation.

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Mr Ives said: 'If anything our relationship should get stronger.

'Yes, he is going to have to go out and earn some money but he has a personal understanding of biodiversity and about the health of the planet which leads him to want to be involved and want to help us with awareness.

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'The addition of someone like Harry helps us to get the word out about what we are doing. We need awareness and appreciate support from people like that.

'If he had withdrawn as our patron or supporter I would have felt it personally myself because he is a very nice man but I am glad he is not going anywhere.'

Harry - Patron - WellChild - Charity - Children

Harry is the patron of WellChild, the national charity for sick children.

A spokesman said: 'They have already said they are going to honour their patronages.'

WellChild - Executive - Colin - Dyer - Charity

WellChild's chief executive Colin Dyer said the charity is 'privileged' to have Harry on board, adding: 'The amazing support and hard work of the Duke and Duchess is always very much appreciated by everyone at WellChild.'

The couple have also announced plans to set up their own charitable entity.

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