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What’s next for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex?

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A spokesperson for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex has said that they will “spend the next few months focusing on their family and continuing to do what they can, safely and privately, to support and work with their pre-existing charitable commitments while developing their future non-profit organisation.”

Plans for the Sussex Royal Foundation have fallen through and they will instead focus on building a new non-profit charitable organisation. Its executive director will be Catherine St-Laurent. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said of her, “We are proud to be joined by Catherine St-Laurent in this next chapter with us. Her leadership and proven track record working within two organizations that have tremendous impact in the world—the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Pivotal Ventures—make her an incredible asset and we are excited to have her on our team.”

Travalyst, Prince Harry’s sustainable tourism venture, will be established as an independent non-profit organisation in the UK.

Concerning US/World media relations, the Duke and Duchess have hired “in the interim” PR Firm Sunshine Sachs in New York, while former Royal Foundation aide James Holt will take care of the UK/Commonwealth media relations.

As previously confirmed, their own private security arrangements have been made. These will not be commented further on as this “adds risk to all those receiving protection. . . and potentially members of the public.”

In addition, the Duke and Duchess “remain committed” to their royal patronages.

These new arrangements will be reviewed a year from now.