On Monday, it was announced Prince Harry is now a Commonwealth youth ambassador,
And his future wife, Meghan Markle, will work with him to encourage young people to use the network of mostly former British colonies, AAP reports.
“I know that serving as ambassador to young people I’m going have to try to keep up with you all … my job will be to listen to you, my duty will be to ensure that your ideas, concerns, thoughts and hopes are heard,” Harry told the opening of a Commonwealth forum discussing youth issues on Monday.
“I’m also incredibly grateful that the woman that I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, in which she too is hugely excited to take part in,” the prince added, drawing applause and cheers from the audience.
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Queen Elizabeth awarded the position to her 33-year-old grandson and has led a rebranding of the monarchy in a bid to make it more modern and relevant.
It couldn’t come at a better time – not only is the whole world (it seems like) invested in the May 19 royal wedding between Harry and Meghan.
But also, according to Buckingham Palace, more than 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion people are currently under the age of 30.
The announcement coincides with the start of a summit of the Commonwealth Heads of Government in London this week, which will seek to boost the network at a time when Britain is negotiating its departure from the European Union.