Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just donated over £90,000 ($178,000 AUD) to Feeding Britain, an organisation that aims to provide families in need with food and hot meals across the United Kingdom.
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According to Town & Country, the generous donation stems from excess funds generated from the live BBC broadcast of the couple’s 2018 royal wedding. A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared with T&C that the couple is “delighted” to see the money go to “such a great cause”, revealing that it was agreed at the time of the pair's nuptials that any excess profits would go towards a charity nominated by Harry and Meghan.
The Sussexes were reportedly notified of the funds amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and felt that given the circumstances at hand, it was fitting to donate to a charity that was spearheading efforts to help those most affected by the health crisis.
Further, the Archbishop of Canterbury who officiated Harry and Meghan’s marriage is also the president of Feeding Britain, and the pair wanted to thank the archbishop for his role in their special day.
"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 spokesperson said.
"They have particularly fond memories of their visit to the citizens' supermarket in Birkenhead, especially the generosity and compassion of everyone working there to help others. They are delighted to be able to ensure this money is donated to such a great cause."