Canadian royal watchers hoping to catch a glimpse of newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be in luck. On Monday, the soon-to-be groom said that his future wife is "hugely excited" about supporting him in his new role as Commonwealth Youth Advisor. It's a honour that will see him tour several Commonwealth countries, including Canada - which is rumoured to be their first official stop after their wedding on May 19.
"In my new role, I will work to support the Queen, my father the Prince of Wales, and my brother William, all of whom know that young people are the answer to the challenges of today," he said. "I am also incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, of which she too is hugely excited to take part in."
News of the Prince's new role was revealed last week on the Trust's website. "Our President, Prince Harry, recognises 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 organization's current projects are all near and dear to the 33-year-old's heart: eradicating hunger with excess food, helping children gain an education and the African Prisons Project, which works to provide legal service and training to inmates at prisons in Uganda and Kenya. Later in his speech, the Prince commended his grandmother, the Queen, for the work she's already done for youth in the Commonwealth.
Prince Harry made a speech at the Commonwealth Youth Forum today, where he spoke about his new role as a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. "As I travel around the Commonwealth in my work on behalf of the Royal Family, it is striking so see how different this generation of young adults are. You are connected, you have made positive use of technology to build relationships within your communities, nations and across the globe. You care, you want your nations to be cleaner, your planet to be greener, your friends and neighbours to be treated fairly and with respect, no matter their ethnicity, their religion, or their status." #CHOGM2018
"On the day of her 21st birthday, the then Princess Elizabeth gave an extraordinary radio address from Cape Town. With an eye on the future, and an already unflinching sense of duty, she made a commitment. She said that whether her life be long or short, it would be dedicated to the service of the people of the Commonwealth."
He added: "All of us here today can be grateful that it is a long life the Queen is still enjoying. Her Majesty's commitment has meant that the Commonwealth is a thriving family of nations, a common link between nearly two-and-a-half billion people, and a defender of democracy, justice and peace."