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Harry and Meghan wiped from Queen’s Commonwealth Trust site

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been completely wiped from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust website following the organisation’s digital relaunch.

The Duke of Sussex was appointed President of the QCT in 2018, with the Queen as patron, while his wife was appointed Vice-President later that year.

They held the positions until February 2021, just over a year after stepping back from official royal duties.

However, there is no mention of their work with the Trust on the organisation’s new website – although there is a dedicated “In Memoriam” space for Her Majesty and her legacy.

The relaunch comes just months after Harry and Meghan’s docu-series aired on Netflix, in which the Commonwealth – founded in 1931 and encompassing 54 countries – was heavily criticised.

British author and broadcaster Afua Hirsh described the voluntary association as “Empire 2.0” while discussing institutional racism in the United Kingdom in the third episode.

“Britain calculated that it needed to grant these countries independence in a way that protected its commercial and capitalist interest. So it created this privileged club called the Commonwealth,” the Brit(ish) author wrote.

“The Commonwealth is still described as a club of friends who share common values. I find that language really problematic. I sometimes call the Commonwealth ‘Empire 2.0’ because that is what it is.”

The Trust is a charity which was established to support young people aged between 18-35 across the Commonwealth, focusing on social entrepreneurs who have founded organisations to address problems in their communities.

Their website states that its organisation works “side-by-side with young leaders and their teams to identify key areas for organisational improvement”.

“Together we assess the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’. We follow this with bespoke training and practical advice to help young leaders build resilient systems and strengthen their organisations. This makes their organisations more sustainable and attractive to funders, and ultimately delivers more value for their communities.”

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