Kate Middleton has another royal induction to celebrate.
To officially acknowledge her role in the regal family's charitable efforts, Prince William and Prince Harry added the Duchess’ name to their foundation, the Daily Mail reports.
What was formerly known as the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry will be here on out referred to as The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Together, this royal trio has already helped secure $1.9 million in donations to organizations aimed at aiding military veterans, disadvantaged children, and wildlife, according to the The Telegraph.
Since Middleton and Prince William married, the organization has seen nearly a 10-fold increase in donations, The Telegraph reports. The greatest gain poured in when the world obeyed the couple's wedding wish to receive charitable donations instead of gifts. The foundation earned in excess of $1.5 million after their nuptials.
Those closely involved with the foundation say they see the name-change as way more than just semantics.
Lord Janvrin, the foundation’s chairman of trustees, told the publication that the fellow trustees were "delighted" by Middleton's addition to the cause, and that it will surely guide them toward a "busy and memorable" year.
Click through the slideshow below to learn about the causes Prince William committed his foundation to before the royal name change.
Five years after taking on the role of president of the Royal Marsden Hospital -- a position once held by his late mother -- Prince William and his wife <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/prince-william-kate-middleton-attend-childrens-cancer-center-opening-2011299" target="_hplink">opened one of the largest comprehensive children's cancer centers in Europe</a>, <em>US Weekly</em> reports. The royal couple partook in the hospital's opening ceremonies in September and visited with the young cancer patients.
Black rhinos have become critically endangered because they're killed for their horns, and Prince William is determined to do something about it. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18489579" target="_hplink">In an interview with the BBC</a>, the animal rights activist called the illegal practice "ignorant, selfish and utterly wrong" and said that "if we don't do something about them, it's going to be a tragic loss for everyone."
To develop a real sense of the struggles homeless people face, Prince William -- who serves as patron for the charity <a href="http://www.centrepoint.org.uk/" target="_hplink">Centrepoint</a> -- slept on London's chilly streets one night in 2009, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/22/prince-william-spends-nig_n_400381.html" target="_hplink">the AP reports</a>. "I hope that by deepening my understanding of the issue, I can help do my bit to help the most vulnerable on our streets," he told the news outlet.
Instead of gifts, Prince William and Kate <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/16/royal-wedding-charity-gifts_n_836429.html " target="_hplink">asked their wedding guests make a donation to one of 26 charities</a> they selected, which included <a href="http://www.beatbullying.org/" target="_hplink">Beatbullying</a>, a nonprofit that offers mentoring programs to young people in the U.K. affected by bullying.
Because caring for veterans' well-being is a main focus of his <a href="http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/newsandgallery/focus/the_foundation_of_prince_william_and_prince_harry_570302665.html" target="_hplink">foundation</a>, Prince William headed off to the U.S. to find out how to better address such pressing issues as veteran employment. While speaking at a hiring event in Los Angeles in July 2011, the benevolent royal remarked: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/11/prince-william-military-families-_n_894312.html" target="_hplink">"We have much to learn from you. Thank you for this opportunity."</a>