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EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Surprising finances from Prince Harry’s race prize charity as it hands out £250,000

Charity clearly begins at home for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation, which aims to honor the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for “their heroic stand against ‘structural racism’ in the monarchy.”

I learn that the “non-profit” organization only handed out $300,000 [£250,000] in grants the same year it pulled in a whopping $43 million [£36 million] in contributions and grants.

That year — 2018, his 50th birthday — the president, Kerry Kennedy, 63, received $555,000 [£467,000]almost double what it handed out in grants.

Kerry – the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1968, and niece of John F. Kennedy – had her huge salary supplemented by an additional $42,000 [£36,000] in ‘Other compensation from the organization and other related organizations’.

At a gala in New York on Dec. 6, the foundation will present Prince Harry and Meghan with the Ripple Of Hope Prize, previously awarded to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Charity clearly begins at home for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation, which seeks to honor the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for “their heroic stand against ‘structural racism’ in the monarchy”

Kerry - the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1968, and niece of John F. Kennedy - had her huge salary supplemented by an additional $42,000 [£36,000] in 'Other compensation from the organization and other related organizations'

Kerry - the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1968, and niece of John F. Kennedy - had her huge salary supplemented by an additional $42,000 [£36,000] in 'Other compensation from the organization and other related organizations'

Kerry – the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1968, and niece of John F. Kennedy – had her huge salary supplemented by an additional $42,000 [£36,000] in ‘Other compensation from the organization and other related organizations’

At a gala in New York on December 6, the foundation will present Prince Harry and Meghan with the Ripple Of Hope Prize, previously awarded to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

At a gala in New York on December 6, the foundation will present Prince Harry and Meghan with the Ripple Of Hope Prize, previously awarded to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

At a gala in New York on December 6, the foundation will present Prince Harry and Meghan with the Ripple Of Hope Prize, previously awarded to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Kennedy said the Sussexes had “moral courage” to challenge “the oldest institution in British history”, describing the pair as “heroic”.

The charity’s finances are disclosed in documents published by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

In the years that followed, the amount of revenue for the charity fell, but Kennedy’s wages remained constant.

In 2019, for example, there was a huge drop in revenue, from $43 million to $18 million [£15 million]but Kennedy received similar pay to last year.

The foundation tells me, “Our charitable purpose is to run programs such as protecting civil space, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, and equipping educators to provide human rights education to school-age students that serve the public good. We occasionally provide financial support as part of our program work, but it’s not a regular part of what we do.”

“I salute Jeremy Paxman’s hunger for life,” says former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie.

Despite filming his last University Challenge after 28 years due to the onset of Parkinson’s disease, he plans to study Renaissance art (Botticelli and all), join a choir and complete a wine course. Wine, women and song. All at 72.” Not a bad starter for ten, Paxo.

Here’s a Christmas stocking idea for the fashion victim in your life: Gucci is thrashing chocolate bars that really take the biscuit – they cost £17.24.

The chocolate milk is about the size of a 70p Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bar. Gucci’s creation consists of eight thin squares of milk, dark or white chocolate.

The bar boasts pieces of hazelnut and is said to be the product of “decades of passion, dedication and research.”

It works out to an amazing £34.48 per 100g.

Fiona and the guilty pleasure of Roadshow

THE OCCASION: The 70th Variety Club Showbusiness Awards, celebrating the BBC’s centenary, at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

HEART OF GOLD: Princess Beatrice paid tribute to Prince Philip when she presented classical singer Katherine Jenkins with the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Heart Award: “He was steadfast, he was curious, but most of all he believed in young people.”

IMMORTAL LOVE: Sir Bruce Forsyth’s widow Wilnelia, who inherited almost his entire £11.5 million fortune, says she’s not looking for love. “I don’t want to get married again because it’s hard to replace when you’ve had such a wonderful and happy marriage.”

ANTIQUE ANTICS: Host Fiona Bruce, who swapped her usual outfits for a lace jumpsuit, has discovered the secret appeal of Antiques Roadshow. “I’ve lost count of how many people have said to me, ‘Something I really like is when people come along and they think something is really valuable and it turns out it’s only worth a fiver’.”

HEART OF GOLD: Princess Beatrice paid tribute to Prince Philip when she presented classical singer Katherine Jenkins with the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Heart Award: “He was steadfast, he was curious, but most of all he believed in young people.”

ANTIQUE ANTICS: Presenter Fiona Bruce, who swapped her usual outfits for a lace jumpsuit, has discovered the secret appeal of Antiques Roadshow

ANTIQUE ANTICS: Presenter Fiona Bruce, who swapped her usual outfits for a lace jumpsuit, has discovered the secret appeal of Antiques Roadshow

IMMORTAL LOVE: Sir Bruce Forsyth’s widow Wilnelia, who inherited almost his entire £11.5 million fortune, says she’s not looking for love. “I don’t want to get married again because it’s hard to replace when you’ve had such a wonderful and happy marriage.”

Chat show host Alan Carr says a gift from American film producer David Gest, ex-husband of Liza Minnelli, is too flamboyant for public display.

“I received a wonderful gift from the late David Gest,” he says. ‘He really liked me. He took us out to dinner. He was so happy that he gave me a candlestick that he and Liza got as a wedding present.

‘It’s upstairs. It’s a bit gaudy, as you can imagine for David and Liza’s wedding. Even I’m looking at this candlestick saying, “That’s too gay.” But it was very sweet and I thought, ‘How nice is that?’.

Mama Mia 3? Here we go again

Mama Mia! Judy Craymer, the driving force behind the hit musical, has been battling with Abba stars Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson over her plans for a third film. The musicians believe that their best songs have already been used.

“It’s not quite official there,” she tells me of the next big-screen appearance. ‘I do believe [it will happen]although I constantly argue with Bjorn and Benny.

“People love those characters, they love the island and of course they love the songs.

“Benny and Bjorn will say there aren’t enough songs, but there are.”

Naomi on the trail of a mini-me for biopic

Imperious on the runway, Naomi Campbell hopes to impress even more on the big screen.

The supermodel, 52, tells me she would like a biopic about her tumultuous life.

And she’s keeping an eye out for a rising star to play her. “I’d like it to be someone unknown and preferably someone from South London,” she tells me. Born to Jamaican-born dancer Valerie Morris, Campbell never met her father, who abandoned her mother when she was pregnant.

The model, who has been convicted of assault four times, adds: “I’ve had my success and I want to see the success of the next generation.”

Imperious on the runway, Naomi Campbell hopes to impress even more on the big screen

Imperious on the runway, Naomi Campbell hopes to impress even more on the big screen

Imperious on the runway, Naomi Campbell hopes to impress even more on the big screen

Game Of Thrones star Owen Teale, who plays Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at London’s Old Vic, hopes it won’t be as eventful as when he appeared in New York’s A Doll’s House.

He recalls, “A woman in the front row stood up and yelled at me, ‘You b*****d!’ The play had clearly stirred something in her.’

Sporty just says no to Qatar money

David Beckham is said to have been paid £10 million as an ambassador for the World Cup in Qatar, but his wife Victoria’s Spice Girls bandmates don’t seem impressed.

Melanie Chisholm, aka Sporty Spice, tells me she wouldn’t accept the shilling from the repressive Gulf state. “Personally, I’m an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and it’s not something I would be comfortable with,” says the singer.

“People want to go there and help make a change. To each his own, but it would be a no from me if the offer came.’

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