Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan reveal the Instagram accounts they’re following in August

By Sarah Walker

On Aug. 1, Prince Harry and Meghan took to Instagram to ask for help.

They said in light of Meghan’s recent guest-editorship of the September issue of British Vogue, they would focus their monthly following on organizations that are “Forces of Change” in their community and around the world. They asked their followers to suggest organizations or people to follow.

The response was overwhelming, and on Monday (Aug. 5), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed the groups that had made the cut.

“This month we turned to you for ideas of accounts to follow featuring people, organisations and causes that you find inspiring or noteworthy. Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed,” the new parents shared on Instagram when revealing their final charitable choices.

“Many of you have suggested that we use this month as an opportunity to highlight lesser known organisations and shine a light on those working hard behind the scenes that may not get the level of attention that they so rightly deserve.”

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This month we turned to you for ideas of accounts to follow featuring people, organisations and causes that you find inspiring or noteworthy. Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed! Many of you have suggested that we use this month as an opportunity to highlight lesser known organisations and shine a light on those working hard behind the scenes that may not get the level of attention that they so rightly deserve. These accounts showcase those persevering at the grassroots level, connecting our global community through a shared lens of giving back and helping one another. We were so happy to learn about them and are now able to share them with you! Thank you for being part of this collective conversation with us; we hope everyone has enjoyed discovering many of these accounts and engaging with each other on how we can all be Forces For Change. •All photos used above are from the accounts we are now following•

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The end result is a list of a diverse number of organizations including: Tiny Tickers, a British charity that cares for babies with heart conditions; Lion Guardians, an organization in Kenya that seeks to protect lions; and Rafiki Mwema, a Kenyan outlet that helps child sex abuse victims.

Other charitable organizations that made the royal cut, include the living well organization Global Wellness Day, Plan International UK, a bee preservation charity BeesCause, the dog shelter Pawsitive Change and ArtofHope, an outlet that helps provide art therapy support to trauma and PTSD victims.

Free Wheelchair Mission, Waves for Change, BlinkNow Foundation, Love the Oceans, Beyond Blue Official, Children International and Earth Day Network round out the list of 15.

“These accounts showcase those persevering at the grassroots level, connecting our global community through a shared lens of giving back and helping one another,” the couple wrote. “We were so happy to learn about them and are now able to share them with you!”

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Many of the organizations featured took to the comments section of the post to express their excitement at being featured on the @SussexRoyal account.

“We are actually in complete shock that you have chosen us!! THANK YOU for using your platform for good,” noted Sarah, Anne Marie and all at Rafiki Mwema.

While Pawsitive Change wrote, “You guys! Thank you so so much! This is remarkable! Holy wow!”

Tiny Tickers added, “For a tiny charity like ours, this support is incredible and will help us enormously with our mission to improve the early detection and diagnosis of babies born with serious heart conditions in the UK - giving those heart babies a better chance in life. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

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