Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are leading contributors to HELLO!’s third annual Kind List for 2022. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex both nominate people near and dear to them, with Meghan opting to nominate someone who represents “when women uplift and support other women.” Other celebrities on the list include Serena Williams and George Clooney.
- Harry and Meghan lead contributions for HELLO!’s third annual Kind List, choosing to honor two people near to their charities
- Celebrities nominate fellow stars, businesspeople and figures for notable acts of kindness in a touching celebration of good deeds
- In other royal news, Princess Anne honors the Queen and Prince Philip at special royal engagement
With what seems to be a perpetual cycle of doom and gloom in the news, it’s nice to take a moment to celebrate the simple act of kindness.
And HELLO! magazine’s annual Kind List does just that – tapping in contributions from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, among many other stars.
For this year’s list, the Duchess of Sussex nominated Kate Stephens, CEO of Megan’s charity Smart Works.
“One form of kindness that is particularly meaningful is when women uplift and support other women,” she tells the magazine exclusively. “Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works, does this day in and day out, working with her team to help thousands of women across the UK by providing them with the tools they need to feel empowered and prepared for the workforce.
“The ability to walk into a room feeling your best should be a right, not a luxury. Under Kate’s inspiring leadership the Smart Works team provides meaningful coaching, community, and work attire – equipping women in need with the resources and confidence to make a lasting change in their lives.”
Harry has also unveiled his pick for the list, honoring his friend and filmmaker Dame Beeban Kidron.
Harry says of her, “She’s a force of nature, an Archewell Foundation partner and a tireless advocate. Most of all, she's a friend who couldn’t be more deserving of this recognition. Thank you, Baroness, for all that you do for our children.”
Meghan might be giving out praise for the Kind List, but she’s also receiving plenty back.
The Duchess has been lauded for her own kindness by female entrepreneurs she has inspired through her charity work.
Hannah Mendoza, Co-Founder and CEO, Clevr Blends, told the publication: “Meghan has the unique ability to constantly remind me of my potential, using strength and softness in equal measure.”
“As a first-time female entrepreneur, when she told me, with unwavering confidence, ‘I believe in you, and I believe in what you’re building’, it became something I could reach for when, in moments, the hill feels too big to climb.”
Other celebrities who were nominated to be on the list include tennis champion, Serena Williams, who was nominated by a close friend with a moving story.
“Serena shows me kindness all of the time,” says make-up artist, Pauline Briscoe.
“But one really notable time was when she flew me home from Milan to stay the night with my little boy who is now 10 years old as he was missing me after being away for work for almost a week with her. It was really lovely to spend that time with him. She’s such a loving mum and really gets it where being a mum is concerned.”
The new generation of Mr and Mrs Beckham – Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz - were also nominated after asking the guests at their luxurious wedding to donate to CareOrg for the Ukraine crisis.
Erin Segilia Chase from CARE International UK tells HELLO!, “Brooklyn and Nicola’s generosity has helped ensure thousands of Ukranian women and girls receive essential water, food and hygiene kits. Donations from their wedding are also being used to train therapists working with children and mothers affected by conflict-related trauma and psychological stress.”
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