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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'humbled and incredibly honoured' to receive humanitarian award

The duo founded Archewell Foundation

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Phoebe Tatham
Content Writer
August 16, 2022
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Despite being unable to attend the prestigious ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly delighted to receive an award for their impactful charitable work.

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Attending the New York City awards ceremony on their behalf, Archewell Foundation Executive Director, James Holt, headed onto the stage to accept their Partner Organization award.

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The couple received recognition for their life-changing work helping Afghan refugees as well as providing "generous financial support" to the Human First Coalition.

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Reporting on the event, freelance journalist R.S Locke said: "#Archewell Foundation Executive Director James Holt attended the @HumanFirstAfg Awards last night to accept the Partner Organization award on behalf of #HarryAndMeghan. He described the couple as "humbled and incredibly honored" to be recognized."

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James Holt received the award on behalf of Meghan and Harry

Prior to the event, James added: "It's an honour to be recognized by Human First Coalition, whose steadfast work in Afghanistan has played a critical role in delivering much-needed aid and resulted in the successful evacuation and resettlement of thousands globally.

"We share a commitment to supporting families and veterans and are grateful for their partnership."

The award ceremony featured traditional Afghan food, along with a variety of music and performances. The proceeds from the $100 tickets are set to be donated to charity.

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The Archewell Foundation's name was inspired by their son Archie Harrison

Prince Harry and Meghan's remarkable achievement comes after they paid a visit to Afghan refugees in November last year. To mark Veterans Day, Meghan and Prince Harry stopped by Task Force Liberty during their visit to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, where they met with service members from all six branches of the military.

While spending time with a classroom full of children, the couple got stuck in and led a lively rendition of the popular children's song Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.

Sharing an insight into their own family life, Harry and Meghan revealed that the classic nursery rhyme is one of Archie's favourites.

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