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.
Duke has extensive experience as a nonprofit practitioner, author, lecturer and consultant. He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the last 11 years. He has been a long-standing member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals where he was previously named the AFP Indiana Chapter Fundraising Executive of the Year and has held the CFRE designation for many years.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in education administration, master's degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in public administration and a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in marketing/management. He has also completed post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
He is currently executive director of development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact Duke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-224-1029.