Meghan and Harry suspend fundraising for Invictus Games. The plans were cut short by the couple’s new deal with Netflix.
Prince Harry created the Invictus Games in 2014, where wounded, injured or ill armed forces personnel participate in a wide variety of sports.
The games were scheduled to take place next year in California, but now nothing is certain.
Meghan and Harry suspend fundraising for Invictus Games
It is no secret to anyone that many foundations and charities have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as they are unable to raise funds in the usual way.
Now, the Games may not take place as the fundraiser was abruptly canceled. This new panorama is due to the dukes’ agreement with the streaming platform, Netflix.
The fundraising show was scheduled to be staged in 2021 in California, where the Duchess and Duke of Sussex now live.
The event would be broadcast by Amazon and would feature the participation of Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would give a speech at the event, and it was estimated to raise more than $1 million.
Attorneys for the Sussexes recently contacted the foundation to cancel the project. According to information released by the newspaper Time, there was a “conflict” related to an agreement with the competing relay service. Invictus staff were reportedly “stunned” by the news.
The Invictus 2020 Games that were to be held in April were canceled due to the covid-19 crisis. At the time the prince assured that he would participate in the fundraising event but it was rescheduled due to the pandemic.