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Prince Harry: “Working as a family has its challenges, but we are stuck together for the rest of our lives”

Prince Harry has spoken of the challenges of working together as a family at the first annual forum to celebrate the success of The Royal Foundation.

Speaking at a roundtable discussion alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, Prince Harry was asked whether there are ever any disagreements in the family.

Harry replied “oh yes” as the audience erupted into laughter.

He continued: “I can’t remember all the disagreements as they come so thick and fast.

“I think it is really good that we’ve got four different personalities and we’ve all got that same passion to want to make a difference.”

He added: “Working as a family does have its challenges, of course it does. The fact everybody here is laughing shows exactly what its like.

“But we are stuck together for the rest of our lives.”

This was Meghan’s first official joint appearance with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She has previously only made appearances alongside her fiance, Prince Harry.

A Royal Foundation spokesperson said: “We are delighted to welcome Meghan to the Foundation. She has always shown great drive and compassion for making a difference in the world, and we are excited to embark on important projects together.”

Taking to the stage at the event to deliver his opening address, Prince William said that he was “particularly happy” to welcome Meghan to the fold.

Meghan also voiced her thoughts, particularly on the issue of female empowerment.

When asked about her thoughts on women empowerment, Meghan said:

“I think what’s interesting is I hear a lot of people say when speaking about women’s empowerment is that we need to help women find a voice.

“I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find a voice – they have a voice – they need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen.

“Right now in this climate, we are seeing so many campaigns like MeToo, TimesUp, there is no better time than to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered, and people really helping to support them, men included in that – it makes such a tremendous difference.”

 

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