Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Donate $112,000 To Coronavirus Relief
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have donated about $112,000 (or £90,000) to Feeding Britain, Town & Country reports. The money will go to families struggling to secure food amid the coronavirus crisis.
Feeding Britain’s national director Andrew Forsey confirmed the donation came from money raised by Meghan and Harry’s BBC royal wedding broadcast:
The Archbishop of Canterbury, who presided over the Sussexes’ May 2018 marriage, is President of Feeding Britain. Harry and Meghan told him they wanted the money to be donated to the organization during a phone call held around the time schools across the UK were closing their doors to most children.
Though the couple hasn’t yet publicly addressed the donation, they are reportedly “delighted” that this is where that money is headed. A spokesperson for the former senior royals doubled down on that, telling T&C “the Duke and Duchess were able to speak to the Archbishop recently, and were moved to hear all about the work Feeding Britain was doing to support people during COVID-19.”
The sum will ultimately translate to hot meals and food packages for thousands of families, particularly those with low incomes who are unable to otherwise put together three meals per day. The organization is currently delivering to people in 12 different areas across the UK.
Other royals are doing their part to boost morale and give back during the crisis as well—Kate Middleton and Prince William have been calling teachers and first responders to say thank you, while the Queen gave an extremely rare national address last week urging the nation to stay strong.