Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Officially Changed the Name of Their Foundation
The royal couple made the update on August 5.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been staying busy as they transition to life in Los Angeles—and, recently, have made some major strides towards finalizing their new nonprofit foundation. As of August 5, the royal couple officially changed their organization's name from Sussex Royal to the MWX Foundation, Us Weekly reports.
This update came after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took a step away from their royal duties earlier this year. This move required them to stop using "royal" in a business setting moving forward. "While the Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new nonprofit organisation, given the specific United Kingdom government rules surrounding use of the word 'royal,' it has been therefore agreed that their nonprofit organisation, when it is announced this spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation," a statement from Buckingham Palace previously stated. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use 'Sussex Royal' in any territory post spring 2020."
As the couple continues to branch out on their own, venturing away from the royal family, they have aimed their focus on work that is close to their hearts. For example, Meghan recently sat down with Gloria Steinem to have a conversation about the state of the world; during their time together, Meghan shared how Prince Harry's commitment to feminism has translated professionally and personally, People reports. "I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification," she said.
She added that she admires her husband's stance in standing behind women: "There's no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women."