British Royal Family Philanthropy: What Charities Do They Support?
On May 19, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry. The couple’s decision to wed on a Saturday goes against tradition, as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday. According to Vogue, Kensington Palace confirmed that the couple would like to forgo any traditional wedding presents in favor of donations to Children’s HIV Association, Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage and the Wilderness Foundation UK.
The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Approximately 600 guests will be in attendance. Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne and as such, not obliged to invite diplomats from across the globe to the celebration.
The role of the Royal Family is to support The Queen in her many state and national duties, plus carry out important work in areas of public and charitable service and helping to strengthen national unity and stability. Those who undertake official duties are members of the Queen’s close family—her children, grandchildren and their spouses, and the Queen’s cousins and their spouses.
F. Duke Haddad, EdD, CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, he is also president of Duke Haddad and Associates, LLC, and freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the past 13 years.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration, master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in public administration and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing/management. He has also done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.