The Commonwealth is an association of 53 states from all over the world that were once a part of the British Empire, and that now remain banded together through their shared ideals of democracy and human rights. Over two billion people belong to the Commonwealth, and each country is independent of each other with their own set of laws.
Prince Harry, the Commonwealth’s newly appointed youth ambassador, announced that Meghan Markle would be joining him in this new job. This marks Prince Harry’s first significant role with the organization, where he’ll be in charge of listening and helping over 60 percent of members of the Commonwealth who are under the age of 30.
According to The Telegraph, Prince Harry said that he felt “incredibly grateful” that the woman he’s going to marry would join him in his new job and that he was willing to listen to the Commonwealth’s youth’s concerns and ideas. He also claimed that he’d draw inspiration from his grandmother, who was the “ultimate source of guidance on all things Commonwealth.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s duties with the Commonwealth will include overseas travels and meeting with young people from all over the world to hear their ideas on how to reach larger audiences and make their voices heard.
According to different sources, once Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married, they’ll be expected to focus on global issues, while Prince William and Kate Middleton will focus on domestic responsibilities.