Prince Harry is sharing his optimism and excitement about joining forces with fiancée Meghan Markle as they forge a new dynamic partnership around the world.
Harry, 33, said in a major speech on Monday that he is “grateful” Meghan, 36, will be at his side to help young peoples’ voices to be heard as he begins a new role as the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
Making his first address since being appointed to the position by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, Harry said, “I am incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, of which she too is hugely excited to take part in.”
As he plans his first year in the job, he told delegates at the opening of the 11th Commonwealth Youth Forum in London, “I know that serving as an ambassador to young people, I am going to have to try to keep up with you.”
Harry and Meghan will undertake tours to Commonwealth countries and convene meetings in the U.K. to “discuss how best we can make Commonwealth platforms work for you, and to ensure maximum impact,” he said. “Both here in the U.K. and as I travel, my job will be to listen to you.”
Friends of the prince have told PEOPLE that he and Meghan see the Commonwealth as a perfect place for their international philanthropic activities, which match a lot of the charity work Meghan had done before she joined the royal fold. They are set to take part in some Commonwealth events later this week.
On Monday, Harry said he is drawing inspiration from the Queen, 91, as “the ultimate source of guidance on all things Commonwealth,” which is comprised of the 53 “thriving family of nations” linked to the U.K.
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Source:: People.com – Royal News