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Prince Harry walks away from one of his charity roles despite vow to honour them

Prince Harry has quietly quit one of his charity ­patronages – despite vowing he would honour them after stepping back from royal life.

The Duke of Sussex, 35, had a 12-year relationship with Oxfordshire-based Map Action, which gives data to responders in international humanitarian crises.

Map Action said: “The Duke is no longer a patron after we reached the end of a second five-year cycle of patronage midway through 2019. Map Action is grateful to have had him as royal patron for our formative years.”

But the charity did not explain why Harry remained on its website until earlier this month.

And Map Action was still listed among 14 patronages on the Sussex Royal site he set up with wife Meghan.

A palace insider said: “It’ll be worrying for others hoping the Sussexes will not abandon their charities.”

Other causes are said to have sought assurances Harry is still comm-itted.

In January, he told charity Sentebale, which he co-founded, how quitting The Firm would hit his position.

He said: “We’re not walking away. Our hope was to continue serving the Queen and Commonwealth without public funding. That wasn’t possible.”

A spokesman for Harry could not be reached.


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