concentration of forces. Prince William and Prince Harry sent a joint letter to the annual Henry Van Straubenzee Christmas Carol Concert.
The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund was the first charity of which the princes were patrons and honors Harry’s late classmate, who died in a car accident in 2002 at the age of 18. Her letter was carried in order of service at Thursday’s Christmas service in London. in which was attended James Middleton and Pippa Middleton.
The memorial fund established by the van Straubenzee family supports education and fights poverty in Uganda.
“As you gather under this umbrella tonight, the charity supports 51 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in rural Uganda where 1,700 projects have been completed and over 35,000 children each year benefit by receiving an education they otherwise would not receive would have,” wrote William, 40, and Harry, 38.
They also honored their late pal 20 years after his death. “Those of us who knew Henners will always miss his mischievous charm and hilarious sense of humor,” they added.
The charity will cease operations, but the brothers noted, “Henry’s legacy will live on through the incredible achievements of his parents over the years.”
William and Harry wished the participants a “fun evening and a very Merry Christmas”.
The joint statement comes amid tensions between the royals. “[When Harry stepped back from his royal duties]it was very difficult for William and I think that is partly why this rift has not been resolved because William cannot fully forgive Harry for what he did,” said the royal expert Katie Nichol only told Us weekly in October.
She continued, “It had a huge impact on him [Princess] Catherine, about her young family. It got her into this top-notch kind of center. It put them in the spotlight much sooner than they otherwise would have been. … I think William always expected that he would have his brother’s support. And I think it wasn’t just because Harry had decided to leave and resign. I think a lot of that was how he chose to do that and what William saw as a huge disrespect to the institution and him, his family and his grandmother.”
Neither prince was at the Christmas service as both were in America. The Duke of Sussex moved to Montecito, California with his wife in 2020 Megan Markle after stepping down from their duties as senior royals. Netflix dropped the trailer for their six-part docuseries while Prince William and Princess Kate were on their first US trip in several years.
The couple visited Boston for the Earthshot Awards, given to five people who have taken action to combat climate change and made major contributions to protecting the environment.
“Catherine and I are very pleased to be back in the United States and are extremely grateful to Governor Baker and the First Lady of Massachusetts,” the Prince and Princess of Wales said in a statement on Wednesday, November 30 Twitter with. On our first overseas visit since the death of my grandmother, I would like to thank the people of Massachusetts and especially Boston for the many tributes they have paid to the late Queen. She remembered her bicentennial visit in 1976 with great fondness.”
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