Only days before Prince Harry marries, Queen is giving him a very impressive promotion
Prince Harry received a special wedding present from Queen Elizabeth II less than a month before he exchanges wedding vows with Meghan Markle.
As reported by Harper's Bazaar, both Prince Harry as his bride-to-be was appointed as Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings.
Additionally, Prince Harry was also named as President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust. This position is not to be confused with the Head of the Commonwealth, which is Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen's trust was created to enable the future generation of young leaders to realize their dreams while solving humanitarian crises.
As part of his new role, Prince Harry will connect the youth to leaders of the Commonwealth in a bid to rectify 'social, economic and environmental challenges.'
His first official commitment as President and Ambassador was to address the Youth Round Table at the Youth Forum in London on April 16, 2018.
According to The Times, the decision that Prince Harry should be named President was already made in February 2018.
'Our President, Prince Harry recognizes the potential the Commonwealth family has - with this generation's vision, passion, effort, and connectivity – to make a lasting beneficial impact with their ideas for hopeful social change.'
The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, Official website.
The leaders of the Commonwealth are thrilled to have him on board and are excited by his vision for the future and his determination to empower the youth of the Commonwealth.
The Trust's recent projects include the African Prison Project which is based in Uganda and Kenya. Hello Magazine reported that inmates are provided by legal services and training through the initiative.
Emphasis is also placed on providing children with access to education and relieving the hunger crisis in African countries.