Jeremy Clarkson’s friend and business partner has announced that he is leaving his role as trustee for Prince Harry’s charity after 11 years in the role.
Johnny Hornby, a close friend of the former Top Gear host, also spent five years as president of Sentebale, which provides essential help and support to people struggling with HIV in South Africa. It was co-founded by Prince in 2006.
He says it has been a ‘privilege’ to have worked with the charity for so long and hopes it continues to achieve even more great things in the years to come.
Johnny told Mirror: “I’ve spent 11 years with Sentebale and 5 of them as President – it’s an amazing charity trying to do all it can to help people’s chances at life. young people in Lesotho and Botswana infected or affected by HIV.
“The work that groups do in the country is amazing and I hope the charity – now led by Sophie – will continue to be even more effective in helping children. It’s been an honor to have worked with Sentebale for over a decade.”
The news comes after it was reported “incorrectly” that Johnny had urged Jeremy Clarkson to apologize for the offensive comments he made about Meghan Markle last year.
Rebutting these claims, he said: “Jeremy’s decision to apologize to Meghan for what he said is completely his.. and anyone who knows Jeremy like I do – knows he never did. be told what to do by anyone else.”
Prince Harry is said to have paid tribute to the founder of PR holding company The&Partnership, praising his “leadership and vision” as well as his “dedication, partnership and friendship”.
Harry and the charity’s co-founder, Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, also thanked him for allowing Sentebale to “provide comprehensive support to thousands of people in Lesotho and Botswana” as well as their commitment to being “astonishing” his surprise” to children and adolescents in southern Africa.
Along with working with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Johnny built a friendship and business relationship with Jeremy Clarkson.
Together, the couple founded the brewing company Hawkstone, which specializes in the production of light, pale, and cider.
Jeremy Clarkson made headlines last year after writing a vicious article about Meghan Markle, saying he “hated” her “on a cellular level” and wanted to see her “paradise”. cross the street naked”.
The “inappropriate for women” segment received backlash and had to be taken down, and Jeremy later apologized via email on Christmas Day.
In response, the Sussexes said the email was sent only to Prince Harry, not Meghan, and pointed to his “old-timey style of writing that spreads hate claims, dangerous conspiracy theories and misconduct” ta.
Jeremy later issued a public apology to the Duchess. Harry and Meghan later released a statement, saying that “it is clear that this is not an isolated incident that was hastily shared, but rather a series of articles shared with hate. “.
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