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Shannen Findlay

“We have the power:” Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan make social media plea

“We have the power:” Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan make social media plea

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared an urgent message to their official social media accounts, and have asked their millions of fans to support a cause close to their hearts. 

The Blink Now Foundation is one of the charities the royal couple support and works to keep children in Nepal “safe, educated and loved.”

Their support is part of both Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s theme for August, Forces For Change, which means the couple are sharing noteworthy causes to their supporters around the world to raise awareness. 

"Yesterday we received this message from @BlinkNowOrg, an account that you suggested we follow for this month's theme of Forces For Change, and we wanted to take this opportunity as the monthly theme comes to a close, to shine a light on this amazing organisation in Nepal and the work they are doing," The couple wrote. 

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A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Aug 28, 2019 at 7:59am PDT

"The Blink Now organisation's journey started on the very real concept where one young woman decided to help one young girl, hoping to make one small difference.

"Today the Blink Now organisation provides a loving home for over 40 children, a school for 350 young students, a safe house for ten of their most at-risk female students, a new school campus made from the earth and many more incredible initiatives. 'We have the power to create the world we want to see every day' - Founder Maggie Doyne.

Alongside the lengthy post was a clip showing excited children from the foundation thanking the royals for their support. 

“Namaskar, Meghan and Harry. We’re so thankful that you chose to support BlinkNow as a Force for Change.”

Since creating their Instagram account this year, the Duke and Duchess have chosen a special theme for each month - including important environmental issues and LGBTQ+ causes. 

In May, the power couple focussed on mental health awareness. 

This year, the royals are planning to travel to Africa for a royal tour, and excitingly enough will bring along with them baby Archie - who turns four months old on September 6.