Kate makes big announcement hours after Harry and Meghan launch new project

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KATE is set to deliver a keynote speech at a charity event next Tuesday.

The Duchess of Cambridge will give the speech at the event hosted by the Forward Trust to launch its Taking Action on Addiction campaign. Kate’s latest engagement comes after it emerged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic.

The Taking Action on Addiction campaign is led by the Forward Trust, of which Kate is patron, alongside a number of other charities.

The campaign will work to raise awareness and improve understanding of addiction.

During the event, Kate will meet people who have been helped by the Forward Trust.

Her speech will highlight the importance of tackling misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding addiction and its roots in early childhood experiences.

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Kate is set to deliver a keynote speech at a charity event next Tuesday (Image: GETTY)

The event will be hosted by TV presenters Ant and Dec.

It comes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who quit royal duties last year for a new life in America, have become “impact partners” and investors introduced to tech-driven asset manager Ethic in their latest project.

Harry and Meghan, who were introduced to the company by friends, gave a joint interview to The New York Times’ Dealbook.

Meghan said: “From the world I come from, you don’t talk about investing, right? You don’t have the luxury to invest. That sounds so fancy.”

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Harry and Meghan have become ‘impact partners’ and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic (Image: GETTY)

She added: “My husband has been saying for years, ‘Gosh, don’t you wish there was a place where if your values were aligned like this, you could put your money to that same sort of thing?”‘

The company confirmed that Harry and Meghan had become investors in Ethic, and also have investments managed by the firm as well.

Ethic screens businesses and sectors based on social responsibility criteria, including racial justice, climate and work issues.

The Sussexes hope their involvement will encourage young people to be conscious of the sustainability of their own investments.

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The Sussexes quit royal duties last year for a new life in America (Image: GETTY)

Harry said: “You already have the younger generation voting with their dollars and their pounds, you know, all over the world when it comes to brands they select and choose from.”

The couple’s Archewell website highlighted their latest business venture, linking to the New York Times’ story which featured the headline “Harry and Meghan Get into Finance”.

But Harry and Meghan acknowledged that not everyone could afford to invest money.

A post on their website said: “When we invest in each other we change the world.

“Be it through the investment of time (as with mentoring), investment in community (as with volunteering), or the investment of funds (for those who have the means to), our choices-of how and where we put our energy-define us as a global community.”

Ethic, which was founded in 2015, has 1.3 billion dollars under management and creates separately managed accounts to invest in social responsibility themes.

It aims to empower wealth advisers and investors to create portfolios that align personal values with financial goals.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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