This royal wedding was special for many reasons. It was an improbable match from the beginning, but when Los Angeles actress Meghan Markle met Harry Prince of Wales something clicked and they soon were making vows that together they would change the world. Their marriage on Saturday, May 19 will certainly change the image of the royal family of the House of Windsor, breaking from long held traditions and moving in a direction that few could have imagined just a decade ago.
The union of Meghan Markle, an American biracial actress and Henry Charles Albert David, more commonly known as Prince Harry, who is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, stirred up emotions with an enormous viewing audience around the world. In London, an estimated 100,000 celebrants lined the streets, including the tree-lined road known as the Long Walk, to watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pass by. Once inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the break from longstanding British tradition became evident, with an inclusion of several African-American influences. As part of the ceremonies, Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir performed the beloved classic “Stand By Me,” by Ben E. King. Following that performance, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, the first African American to preside in the Episcopal Church, delivered a rousing sermon to an audience that included Oprah, the Clooneys, the Beckhams, Serena Williams and Elton John.
The Reverend Michael Curry referred back to Martin Luther King Jr. and said in an emotionally charged fiery speech: “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love and when we do that we will be able to make this old world a new world. Love is the only way! There is power in love, do not underestimate it, do not oversentimentalize it. Two young people fell in love and we all showed up.”
Also of note is Markle’s active southern California-based lifestyle, which included time spent at the beach, yoga and healthy eating. It’s a lifestyle that has been well publicized in the media, but is refreshingly new to many places in the world, including Great Britain.
It’s this emphasis that is also the focus of Adrienne Papp’s web domain, Youthful & Ageless where health, wellness and anti-aging products and services are promoted on an ongoing basis to a worldwide audience. This newly-developed site brings together people and companies who are health conscious, mindful and have workable solutions to critical human issues, such as curing deadly diseases, mental health issues and undernourishment, just to mention a few.
“We are already working with extraordinary people with extraordinary stories who lead by example, such as Lisa Alexander and her LAFACE Laboratories that make their anti-aging skin care line organically and sustainably,” says Papp. “Their products use only the purest, most effective ingredients. Alexander’s business model operates at the highest ethical levels and her message is ‘A woman’s dream is to be beautiful, Live the Dream.’”
Another company Papp is involved with operates a farm in Africa that produces organic watermelons, making this quintessential summertime fruit a year- round hydration drink and giving jobs to thousands in Africa while also supplying 200 gallons of clean water to individuals in developing nations. Their super drinks are high in anti-oxidants, minerals and electrolytes, as are the organic maple drinks that Papp is also handling. Pizoot, a healthy peanut-based snack invented by scientist Dr. Alfred P. Pizoot is another of the entrepreneurial companies coming on board with Youthful and Ageless.
Papp has also established a business relationship with rancher-lifestyle enthusiast Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy, a compassionate and prominent plastic surgeon with a practice in Beverly Hills California who travels the world to do reconstructive surgery on severely disfigured patients.
In addition to working with these companies and professionals, Papp is pleased to announce that Kimber Eastwood, daughter of the actor/director, Clint Eastwood, has been appointed as a member of the board for Youthful Ageless™ and will be working with the many anti-aging companies that have found a place on the site.