We are back with a brief post looking at all of the new engagements announced today, as well as an explainer on how you can still see some of Meghan’s social media content.
We begin with the engagements announced by Kensington Palace today. There are three, starting with a gala performance of Hamilton next Wednesday, the 29th. The Duke and Duchess have already seen Hamilton; this time the performance is a fundraiser for Sentebale.You may recall the July polo match that was a benefit for Sentebale.
Next week’s event will raise both awareness and funds for the work Sentebale does with children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
If unfamiliar with the wildly popular show, it is a musical about Alexander Hamilton that is sung and rapped. The show was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda: he did the book, music and lyrics, and also played the lead on Broadway. Below, Mr. Miranda in the role April 2016.
More from Mr. Miranda’s bio:
Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations, winning 11 Tony Awards including two personally for Mr. Miranda for Book and Score of a Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
This is likely Meghan’s third time seeing the production. More from this Hello! story: “This is believed to be the 37-year-old’s third time seeing Hamilton, as she also posed for a photo with bestie Priyanka Chopra, who was holding up a playbill from the Broadway performance, a few years back in New York.”
Below, Jameal Westman, the lead in the West End production. Meghan, Harry and Lin-Manuel Miranda are guests of honor at next Wednesday’s gala. More from People’s story:
The trio will meet the cast and crew on the stage of London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.
Miranda, who has been in Wales recently, and the royal couple will also address the audience, Kensington Palace said.
Wales Online points out that Mr. Miranda “has already learned the way to say beer, wine and spirits in Welsh…[and] has even updated his Twitter profile to include a Welsh flag and a picture of Raglan Castle.”
The show is playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
This promises to be a terrific event; tickets are available here.
The awards celebrate the children and those who care for them, from volunteers to nurses and physicians and family members. The Duke has been the charity’s patron since 2007. Below, Prince Harry at last year’s Awards. Some award winners were announced today. This is Matilda Booth, the Inspirational Female Child in the age 4 – 6 category. Matilda is seven and has Spina Bifida; she is paralyzed from the chest down. From the Well Child site: “She never complains or feels sorry for herself and her mum says she has the biggest heart and smile ever. When she grows up she wants to be a nurse.”Lauren Small is the winner of the Outstanding Professional award. More from Well Child: “Working with children as a personal assistant and as a music teacher at a special school she goes out of her way to help children have great experiences such as trips to swimming pools, trampoline centres, theatre and cinema.”The Inspirational Young Person ages 15 – 18 is Evie Toombes. Evie also has Spina Bifida, she “….faces everything head on…her motto is ‘find a way, not an excuse’ and she puts it into practice constantly,” according to the Well Child site.And this is Jacob Granger, the male Most Caring Young Person winner. Jacob helps care for his sister, Melissa, who needs 24-hour care. Well Child says he has taught Melissa “… to achieve goals most doctors said she would never reach. His determination and patience have resulted in Melissa learning first to crawl and then walk.” Jacob also raises money to help pay for equipment Melissa needs.
This is always an outstanding event, showcasing extraordinary people and their stories.
Two days later, on September 6th, Meghan and Harry will attend 100 Days to Peace, a concert marking the Centenary of the end of WWI.
More from the event website:
Central Hall Westminster will play host this September to a spectacular charity gala concert, featuring Sir Karl Jenkins, to mark the centenary of the last 100 days of First World War hostilities.
A highlight of the 100 Days to Peace concert, to be held in the central London venue’s iconic Great Hall, will be a performance of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, conducted by one of the most-performed living composers in the world, Sir Karl Jenkins.
Also today, word that Meghan and Harry are said to have spent several days with Amal and George Clooney.
Exclusive: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Spend the Weekend With George and Amal Clooney at Their Lake Como House https://t.co/1l5LSQFN90
— Jen Peros (@jenperos) August 20, 2018
The Us Weekly story says the couple flew to Como, Italy on the 16th.
Emily Andrews of The Sun reports the couple will be heading to Balmoral.
Meghan also didn’t go to Toronto… and this week or next they’ll be off to Balmoral Castle in Scotland to spend some time with the Queen & Duke of Edinburgh-possibly to coincide with the Cambridges. pic.twitter.com/qle0adz3qg
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) August 20, 2018
Our final note covers a new section here on the site called ‘Meghan Memorabilia and Archive.’ If you’re missing Meghan’s social media presence, this may be the place for you, as we show how you can see posts from “The Tig.”
We also have an archive showcasing some of the more notable articles and videos about Meghan and her work prior to joining the royal family, like the World Vision piece on her visit to Rwanda.