Royal Watch News
Princes Harry and William rename charity
Jul 18, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Princes Harry and William
Britain's Prince Harry and Prince William have renamed their charitable foundation.
The name now includes William's wife Duchess Catherine, and is to be called The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
The charity has also raised almost ten times more money in 2011 than it did in 2010, up to Â£4.8 million from just Â£629,000.
Its success has meant the three members of the royal family have been able to donate Â£1.2 million in grants to charities helping disadvantaged children and military veterans.
Prince William and Catherine's tour of Canada and the US following on from their wedding in April 2011 gave a big boost to their fundraising, with around Â£1 million gained from a polo match in California.
Celebrities including Jennifer Love Hewitt and Billy Zane took part in the event, which they paid thousands of pounds for.
Last month and Catherine visited an outdoor activity centre in Kent on behalf of the foundation, where she joined in with a group of children while they built a shelter and made a camp fire to cook dinner on.
FROM THE WEB
Further Reading on M&CKate Middleton Biography -
Kate Middleton Links - M&C is not responsible for the content in external sites
COMMENT on Princes Harry and William rename charitycomments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines in Royal Watch
- 1. Prince William to be at royal birth?
- 2. Prince Philip honours marines
- 3. Royal dresses to be exhibited
- 4. Belgian artist paints Duchess Catherine
- 5. Prince Harry trespasser arrested