Meghan And Harry Just Took On An Obama-Approved New Role

Katie O'Malley
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have signed on with a new agency for speaking engagements that has the presidential 'seal' of approval.

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had chosen the New York-based Harry Walker Agency to represent them as they navigate their roles after stepping down as senior royals of the royal family.

HELLO! reports that the couple plan to give keynote speeches with trade associations, corporations and community forums in future.

The Sussexes will reportedly continues to focus their attention on social issues such as racial injustice, gender equality, mental health and the environment. Neither the agency nor the royals have confirmed the reports.

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In February, the prince and former actress attended an exclusive event for JP Morgan in Miami, during which he reportedly spoke about mental health and the loss of his mother, the late Princess Diana, when he was a child.

The agency’s clients also include Oprah Winfrey, Harry’s friend conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, Barack and Michelle Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton.

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Earlier this month, Meghan addressed the Black Lives Matter movement in an impromptu commencement speech for her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.

Addressing the class of 2020, she said: ‘You are going to have empathy for those who don't see the world through the same lens that you do, because with as diverse and vibrant and open-minded as I know the teachings at Immaculate Heart are, I know you know that Black lives matter.’

Later this year, the couple are believed to be revealing more news with regards to their non-profit, Archewell.

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'Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon,' they explained of the organisation’s name, inspired by their son Archie in April.

Harry and Meghan are currently living at a mansion owned by actor Tyler Perry in the Beverly Ridge Estate of Los Angeles, after relocating from Vancouver Island in Canada in March, prior to lockdown.

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