Harry and Meghan ask Instagram users to be ‘forces for change’

The Duke and Duchess have supported 15 causes

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have thrown their support behind 15 lesser-known causes after asking their millions of Instagram followers for inspiration.

Harry and Meghan’s @SussexRoyal account asked their 9.7 million followers who they should feature during the month of August.

They said it was an “opportunity to highlight lesser known organisations and shine a light on those working hard behind the scenes”.

“These accounts showcase those persevering at the grassroots level, connecting our global community through a shared lens of giving back and helping one another,” they said.

They added: “We hope everyone has enjoyed discovering many of these accounts and engaging with each other on how we can all be Forces For Change.”

Those chosen include Australian mental health charity Beyond Blue, Kenyan child sexual support group Rafiki Mwema and environmental organisation Earth Day Network.

UK charity Tiny Tickers was also chosen – it works to improve the early detection of heart defects in babies.

A spokesman for Tiny Tickers said the group was “delighted, humbled and a bit giddy” to be chosen.

“This support is incredible and will help us enormously to explain the importance of our work improving the early detection and diagnosis of babies born with serious heart conditions in the UK,” he said.

Other causes showcased by the royal couple include building wheelchairs in poorer nations, PTSD relief for Syrian refugees and increasing the global bee population.

The Sussexes including baby Archie are heading to South Africa, Angola and Malawi in October.

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