Last week, the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry had applied for the rights to trademark Kate Middleton’s name to be used on a range of charity goods, namely ‘clothing, footwear and headgear’.
I was unaware that the Royal Foundation in question had raised an additional £4,170,000 million pounds since the Duchess of Cambridge had joined the Royal Family. (It had raised just over £600,000 prior to her coming into the ‘firm’.)
This foundation helps to promote the welfare of those serving in the Armed Forces, as well as supporting charities working with disadvantaged children and providing conservation of natural resources.
While it did strike me that this may have been done to stop people from using her name illegally, (which was later confirmed by St James’ Palace) with the combination of her skills learned at her parents Party Pieces online business and the experience of the Prince of Wales with running the Duchy of Cornwell (he has doubled its capital value in the last 7 years) through the sale of organic items under the Duchy Originals label such as meat, biscuits, hand lotion, milk ….. All the while promoting the benefits of organic food and farming.
And also Highgrove Shop which it would appear sells the equivalent of a department store - clothes & accessories, stationery, hampers, food and beverages, bath & body, garden, crockery collections ….. I dare say, if there is something you need, you could find it there!
I think British charities might be on quite the winning streak.
Last year, the Prince of Wales donated over £100 million to his chosen charities via The Prince of Wales Trust, let alone the funds he helped raise by attending other functions, benefits and the like.
I think the British Monarchy is in more than suitable hands moving into the future and that the trademarking of Kate Middleton’s name was an exceptionally savvy move.