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Prince Charles offers a message of hope for the New Year


As the world says goodbye to 2021 and welcomes in 2022 with a hopeful spirit, the Prince of Wales has shared his hopes for the upcoming year.

In a New Year’s Day message, Prince Charles reflected on global struggles, and expressed his hope for peaceful resolutions to conflict.

His Royal Highness said: “As we start a New Year, we might take a moment to remember the many people around the world who are standing up for freedom and human rights.  I

“In places such as Afghanistan, Syria and Myanmar, among others, the threats and reality of political and religious persecution and insecurity are coupled with an increasingly dire humanitarian situation. 

In the face of such adversity, incredibly brave individuals, local communities and international organisations are responding to great needs by providing vital assistance. 

I pray for peaceful resolutions to these conflicts and that we might all be blessed with the courage to support those in need, wherever they may be.”

The themes acknowledged in his message reflect many of the Charles and Camilla’s charities and patronages. One charity which the Prince is connected to is the International Rescue Committee which helps those who fled conflict in Syria and Afghanistan and now need supplies to prepare for a cold winter. Likewise, the British Red Cross, which offers support if a crisis should strike. Both organisations work with communities displaced by war or conflict.

Over the years, the Prince has found a variety of initiatives himself in an effort to try and help communities both across the nation and globally including the organisation, Turquoise Mountain. Founded in 2006 by His Royal Highness, the organisation has helped build more than 50 small businesses in Afghanistan, Myanmar, and the Middle East. The creation of new businesses supports not only a new generation of artisan entrepreneurs to drive economic development, but it helps preserve communities’ unique cultures and traditions.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.