Prince Harry and Meghan issue defiant statement as King Charles unveils official portrait

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Amidst a scandal involving the documentation for their charity, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have praised their “unforgettable” tour by visiting Nigeria.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Duke of Sussex’s Invictus Games, the couple traveled the nation for three days.

The couple posted a description of the unofficial visit on their website, calling it “unforgettable” and stating that it will be the “first of many memorable trips.”

Harry and Meghan both recently stood for a performance of ‘God Save the King’                                                     Photo Credit: Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation

The announcement followed reports that the couple’s charity had been labeled “delinquent” by the state of California.

Following “failing to submit [the] required annual report(s) and/or renewal fees,” the Archewell Foundation was granted this status.

But on Tuesday night, it was discovered that the necessary fees and documentation had been sent in last year, and as a result, the charity is no longer marked as delinquent.

“We have diligently investigated the situation and can confirm that the Archewell Foundation remains fully compliant and in good standing,” an Archewell Foundation spokesperson stated.

The announcement follows the unveiling of a striking new portrait of King Charles—the first to be commissioned since the coronation.

Photo: Handout/His Majesty King Charles III by Jonathan Yeo 2024 via Getty Images

First portrait of King Charles since Coronation receives a mixed reaction online

Online comments on King Charles’s first portrait following his coronation have been conflicting.

The new portrait, which was painted by British artist Jonathan Yeo, was unveiled at Buckingham Palace yesterday.

A butterfly appears to land on the shoulder of the King, who is depicted in the painting wearing the Welsh Guards uniform against an abstract red background.

One Twitter (X) user was quick to draw comparisons between the image and the well-known “This is fine” meme in response to it.

Another said, “The rest looks like a blood bath, but the face is great.”

Not everyone, though, was as critical of the painting, which was produced after the artist met with the King four times.

One admirer said, “I think this is beautiful and such a break from the traditional portraits.”

Another person said, “What a beautiful picture of King Charles! I adore how his face stands out against the subdued backdrop!

Photo Credit: The Associated Press

Prince Harry praises the life-changing power of sports on final day of Nigerian tour

On the last day of his visit to Nigeria in honor of the Invictus Games’ tenth anniversary, Prince Harry praised the transformative power of sports.

The 39-year-old Duke of Sussex started the competition to provide wounded, ill, and injured service members with an opportunity to demonstrate their athletic prowess.

Harry stated, “The power of sport can change lives,” on Sunday, May 12, while visiting a school in Lagos.

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