From Royal births to charitable endeavours, it’s been a jam-packed week for the Mountbatten-Windsors. Get the truth behind the hype with True Royalty’s Royal News Round Up!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ll already know that the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her first child on 6th May. She had a healthy baby boy and seems to be doing very well.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. pic.twitter.com/PaHVhPlUl5— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 8, 2019
The world had to wait another two days to find out the name of the new Royal baby, but on May 8th Baby Sussex became Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
‘Archie’ was a surprise choice as the name did not appear on mainstream bookie lists, which favoured Alexander, James and Arthur. His middle name – ‘Harrison’ – literally means son of Harry, so the choice makes sense for the Sussex’s first baby boy.
Prince Archie is eighth in line to the British throne, after his grandfather Charles, his uncle William, William’s children and his father Harry.
The Duke of Sussex visited the Netherlands this week to start the one year countdown of the Invictus Games in his first Royal engagement since the birth of Archie.
Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games, a competition for wounded servicemen and women, in 2014 after being inspired by the Warrior Games in the US. Prince Harry is a patron of the Invictus Games and has attended every game since its launch.
While in the Netherlands launching the countdown of the Invictus Games, new dad Harry opened up about missing his mum to former soldier Dennis van der Stroom, who had also lost his mother and is due to become a father.
“He said missing a mother is like missing some kind of security, how you need that as a son and it falls away when you lose your mother,” said van der Stroom. “He said he meets a lot of people in his work who have lost a mother, father, sister, brother or relatives and when he hears their story, as he heard my story, he said he doesn’t feel so alone.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have teamed up with the Sussexes to launch ‘Shout’, a mental health messaging service which links users to Heads Together’s 1,000-strong team of volunteers.
I am proud to announce the launch of @GiveUsAShout, a new 24-7 textline that supports people who need advice in a tough moment.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 10, 2019
At the heart of Shout will be an incredible national volunteer community — I hope you will join us, and be part of something very special #GiveUsAShout pic.twitter.com/SgeCGtie1q
The service, which is open 24/7, can help people struggling with mental illness in the UK to move from a moment of crisis into a calmer state so they are able to formulate a longer term care plan.
The Royals released a statement to support the launch: “We are incredibly excited to be launching this service, knowing it has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people every day. Over the last few months Shout has started working quietly behind the scenes. We have all been able to see the service working up close and are so excited for its future.”
“At the heart of this service will be an incredible national volunteer community, one which needs to grow to allow us to support more people in crisis. We hope that many more of you will join us and be part of something very special.”
She may have given birth literally days ago, but Meghan still managed to send a pre-recorded message to CAMFED (The Campaign for Female Education) “Education Is Everything” Gala in New York City.
CAMFED aims to break the cycle of poverty and inequality in rural Africa by investing in education and opportunities for girls and women. In her message, Meghan said: ”As I said on International Women’s Day, a girl who is educated becomes a woman who is influential.”