Harry starts new job as bloc’s am­bas­sador

Gulf News - - United Kingdom/ Europe -

Prince Harry has been ap­pointed a Com­mon­wealth youth am­bas­sador, his high­est-pro­file pub­lic role to date and a job that will see him work­ing with his fu­ture wife en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to use the net­work of mostly for­mer Bri­tish colonies.

Queen El­iz­a­beth awarded the po­si­tion to her 33-yearold grand­son who is fifth-in-line to the throne and has led a re­brand­ing of the monar­chy in a bid to make it more modern and rel­e­vant.

“I know that serv­ing as am­bas­sador to young peo­ple I’m go­ing have to try to keep up with you all ... my job will be to lis­ten to you, my duty will be to en­sure that your ideas, con­cerns, thoughts and hopes are heard,” Harry told the open­ing of a Com­mon­wealth fo­rum dis­cussing youth is­sues.

EU exit

The an­nounce­ment co­in­cides with the start of a sum­mit of the Com­mon­wealth Heads of Gov­ern­ment in Lon­don this week, which comes at a time when Bri­tain is ne­go­ti­at­ing its exit from the Euro­pean Union. “I’m also in­cred­i­bly grate­ful that the woman that I am about to marry, Meghan, will be join­ing me in this work,” the prince added.

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