The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced a series of donations to charities related to mental health and racial equality, particularly in the press, in a move seen as an assertion of their commitment to causes they have been outspoken about in recent months.
The announcement came less than a week after their televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which Meghan revealed she had been suicidal during her time as a working member of the royal family and claimed she had received no mental health support from staff.
Archewell foundation, the Duke and Duchess’s organisation, announced it would be offering support to Mind, Colour of Change, the PressPad Charitable Foundation and URL Media.
Archewell said it was “aligning behind and providing new support to several key organisations that are tackling a number of today’s most-pressing global conversations”.
The PressPad Charitable Foundation works to improve diversity within the British media by “lowering the financial barrier for young people who want to become journalists”. The foundation provides “bursaries, grants, training and support” in collaboration with its sister social enterprise model PressPad, which facilitates networking, mentoring and accommodation to help young people get a foot in the door in the journalism industry. PressPad’s Olivia Crellin said the news was “totally surreal”.
“We’re grateful and thrilled to receive any funding to continue the work we’re doing,” Crellin said….