May has always been a special month in Duke and Duchess of Sussex World, due to the Harry and Meghan wedding anniversary and Archie birthday. However, this year May brought the extra sauce!!! So a little over halfway through and on the eve of Harry and Meghan anniversary, we recap this amazing month so far.
On May 4, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex announced her debut children’s book The Bench , illustrated by the very talented and impressive Christian Robinson. Not surprisingly, it quickly became a bestseller on multiple lists.
A few ingenious Sussex quads the tribal supporters of Harry and Meghan , created the sussexsquad book drive, with an independent bookseller to donate copies of The Bench and other lovely children’s titles to some selected organizations, with over 2200 books donated so far .
On May 6, Harry and Meghan marked Archie’s 2nd birthday with a cute photo and thank you to those making charitable donations in his honor, and announced a fundraiser they had set up in aid of vaccine Equity. The effort raised a whopping $3M!
Then came Saturday May 8 and the hugely successful VaxLive concert to unite the world co-chaired by Harry & Meghan, that raised over $302 M to procure 26M + vaccine doses, far surpassing VaxLive goal of 10M doses. You can watch the full concert here https://t.co/NzjvO07bea https://
May 9, Happy Mother’s Day !!
Archewell, together with Procter & Gamble fulfilled the supply wishlist of Harvest home, an organization that supports expectant mothers who are experiencing homelessness ❤️❤️The thoughtfulness of these initiatives is just wow!
On May 11, Archewell Foundation and Procter & Gamble announced a multi-year partnership to focus on building compassionate communities, through gender equality, creating more compassionate and inclusive online spaces, and resilience and impact through Para sports.The P&G partnership is a perfect fit, as P&G showed their willingness to NOT perpetuate gender stereotypes in their AD messaging, by changing the verbiage of their dish soap AD in response to a written request from 11yr old young activist Meghan Markle.
May 12: Lady Justice struts again!!
After a previously eager palace aide proclaimed “ I don’t own, nor have never claimed ownership of the letter. The letter is the Duchess’ only”, The daily mail was sent packing with a lunch of Ls and a side of extra costs for bad behavior 💥 .
Next, May 13: Prince Harry on Armchair experts. That impactful Mental Health conversation that in one fell swoop, left us inspired and wanting more, propelled ArmchairExpertpod into new markets and rendered some miserable islanders totally apoplectic 😂. Talk about military precision!!!
Monday, May 17 coming off the weekend and the momentous last week, the powerful and moving trailer of TheMeYouCantSee Oprah & Prince Harry’s Mental Health series is released. It PREMIERS THIS FRIDAY 🤗.
Before we enter the anniversary celebration mood,I would like to point out that Sussexbabyshower in aid of The Mission Continues, Homeboy Industries, Baby2Baby and The Loveland Foundation is still going on till May 31. There’s still time support.
May 19 Harry and Meghan 3rd wedding anniversary celebration
Now it’s 5 years together, 3 years married, one little boy and a little girl on the way!
Happy wedding anniversary
When you walked yourself up those stairs in front of the world after the painful week that you had, I knew that you were going to be a true cultural icon.
I am so proud of you. I am so happy for your family. You are wonderful, Meg.