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Meghan and Harry’s Sussex Royal reviewed by Charity Commission

The watchdog has been looking at the organisation, how it was run and whether it adhered to charity law for a number of months.

In what is known as a “regulatory and compliance case”, the charity commission is looking at the organisation and how it was closed down in July following the couple’s move to America.

The charity was founded when Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, stepped away from The Royal Foundation – which is the charity they previously ran with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now have their Archewell organisation, named after their son Archie, who turns two in May.

A “regulatory compliance case” is not a investigation. But if the Charity Commission does find wrongdoing, then formal regulatory advice can be issued or an official warning.

A Charity Commission spokesman said: “Our regulatory compliance case is ongoing. We cannot comment further.”

The watchdog has looked in to the charities before. It said today there had not been an escalation of their involvment with the charity since their first dealings with it.

In July,  anti-monarchy campaign group Republic asked the charity commission to investigate nearly £300,000 of grants, including £145,000 given to Sussex Royal. The charity commission looked into the complaint and whether an investigation was needed.

The Telegraph reports the watchdog examined whether it was appropriate for the Royal Foundation to have transferred the money to Sussex Royal – and found it was indeed appropriate.

The newspaper suggests there was some frustration among trustees that the Royal Foundation transferred the money, only for Sussex Royal to be dissolved shortly afterwards.

A source said: “They might have thought about that before setting it up, but using charitable money to set up a foundation is completely legitimate and it happens all the time. The issue was setting it up and closing it down months later.”

It is unclear if the Royal Foundation is also being reviewed by the Commission this time.

Lawyers for the Sussexes told the Telegraph: “Sussex Royal was managed by a board of trustees which made decisions about the charity in accordance with its constitutional document and the requirements of charity law.

It’s ‘liberating’ to make choices on your own, says Meghan

“Therefore, any suggestion of mismanagement or decision making being handled in a ‘rash’ fashion solely by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be entirely false.”

It comes after Meghan said it was “liberating” to be able to “speak for herself” in a new trailer of her and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In a third preview clip aired on CBS, Winfrey and Meghan speak about how the broadcaster approached the duchess for an interview ahead of her May 2018 wedding to Harry – and how she turned the host down because it “wasn’t her choice to make”.

Meghan said it was “liberating” to now enjoy the “right and the privilege” to “say yes” to Winfrey because she and Harry now have “the ability to make our own choices”. She also tells how she struggled transitioning from an independent life to one within the “construct” of the Royal Family.

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Canada faces 3rd wave as variants leave youthful individuals critically ill

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Canada faces third wave as variants leave young people seriously ill

For the to start with time considering that the pandemic began, Canada’s case quantities have surged past the US.

According to facts from Johns Hopkins College, 207.3 for every million Canadians have now analyzed constructive for coronavirus, in comparison to 206.7 for every million in the US.

The newest wave appears to be influencing young people a large amount worse, with patients as youthful as 20 currently being admitted to ICU.

In Ontario, the British variant is spreading rapid and situation quantities are achieving record degrees.

Meanwhile, in British Columbia, there has been a major outbreak of the Brazilian variant.

On Monday, the region recorded a record 10,859 new circumstances, a spike which experts have blamed on the premature easing of restrictions.

Dr Eddy Fan, of Toronto’s University Well being Network, informed The Occasions that Covid people in intense treatment are obtaining younger.

“Things are unfortunately, really tough,” he mentioned.

“Patients coming to the medical center, and absolutely in the intense care unit, now are younger. Many of them have been earlier rather healthier.

“In my ICU we have found some 20-calendar year-olds and surely 30, 40, 50-12 months-olds. It is a change in the demographic downwards toward more youthful individuals.”

Opposition MPs blamed Key Minister Justin Trudeau for a sluggish vaccine rollout which has only noticed 20 per cent of Canadians vaccinated.

New Democrat Occasion leader, Jagmeet Singh, claimed the region was “on fire”

“It’s not superior ample to sit on the sidelines,” he additional.

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