Despite the pushback from the royal family, Meghan and Harry are moving forward with their foundation. They announced that they appointed Catherine St-Laurent as the Chief of Staff for their foundation. While many people are suspicious of Meghan and Harry‘s sudden decision to ditch Canada and move to Hollywood, the Canadian actress is fully supportive of their decision and insists they made it with pure and positive intentions. Meghan and Harry both see Catherine as an “asset” to their team.
“From our very first conversation, Harry and Meghan have expressed a deep commitment to improving lives and having a positive impact on society,” Catherine said in a statement made to Harper’s Bazaar. “Their perspective on the role that empathy, connection, and compassion can play in that mission is both deeply personal and incredibly timely.”
Catherine was honored to accept the position.
“I am thrilled to be able to play a supporting role in realising their vision and enabling them to achieve impact on the issues that matter most to them,” she said in an email to the staff.
An inside source told Daily Mail that they believed Catherine would be a great fit. They claimed that she is “feisty, fair and up for a tough conversation,” adding: ‘But if all goes wrong, she is good for a laugh and a cocktail afterwards. She’s a good egg. She’ll bring a clean-sheet perspective.’
As Harry and Meghan press on with starting up their foundation and relocating to Hollywood, they are also leaving behind their days as royalty in Buckingham Palace.
Royal expert William Hanson opened up to Daily Mail about Meghan and Harry’s official statement regarding leaving their royal positions.
“The statement’s wording is casual and relaxed, far from the more formal and, as some would say, ’stiff’ tone of royal missives,” he explained. “There is no use of titles, just first names, and it uses American English rather than actual English. It is clearly another indicator to the public as to how the semi-royal couple wish to operate once normality resumes.”
“For me, what is odd, is that the worthy and commendable objectives they list are also those of the institution they have rather clumsily spent four months trying to leave,” he continued.
Ooof, he did not hold back. Luckily for Harry and Meghan, they are no longer tied to royalty so they don’t have to pay as much attention to formality and harsh judgement of the British press. They can now enjoy their life in Hollywood with Cindy Crawford, Courteney Cox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg and Patrick Dempsey as neighbors.