Queen Elizabeth bequeaths a prestigious title to Prince Harry just weeks before wedding
The scope of his new powerful role is wider than the monarchy.
While Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are excited to tie the knot in May, Queen Elizabeth just added in another reason to celebrate.
As reported by Uplifting Today, the proud grandmother of Prince Harry has put forth a request for him to hold the most powerful position in the Commonwealth Trust.
The Queen has requested that he be assigned the role of President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
The organization is a charity that offers a platform to young leaders across the world, and in the Queen’s view, Prince Harry would be the ideal candidate for the leading position.
As the President of the global organization, Prince Harry will preside on the collaborative work of 53 nations in the field of health, sports, education and the environment.
According to Dr. Due Onslow, one of the deputy directors of The University of London’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the Queen’s suggestion is a smart and perceptive one.
Onslow explained that bringing Prince Harry’s energy and charisma to the organization will boost its relevance among the young generation.
In the field of humanitarian work, Prince Harry has associated himself with many initiatives in the past.
According to Look To The Stars, Prince Harry currently supports more than 20 charitable foundations, including Free The Children, the HALO Trust and SkillForce.
Apart from his contributions to global charities, he also teamed up with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and establish Sentebale, a charity for young orphans in Lesotho.
The youngest son of the late Princess Diana, who was known for her philanthropic side, also co-founded an organization with his sibling Prince William.The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry was founded with the intention to conserve the environment, help the underprivileged and support families of the members of the Armed Forces.