- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle donate $113,000 of wedding profits to Feeding Britain, funding the organization to help feed the hungry in the United Kingdom during this pandemic.
- The donation from the royal couple will sustain Feeding Britain programs, feeding tens of thousands of children included in the organization network.
- This donation from the royal couple comes less than two weeks after the announcement of Archewell, another nonprofit endeavor planned for launching
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle donate $113,000 to Feeding Britain. The royal couple arranged that the profit from the BBC broadcast of their May 2018 wedding will fund said organization to help feed the hungry in the United Kingdom.
The royal couple was “delighted” that the proceeds are for “such a great cause.” Feeding Britain copes with the increased hunger that comes with the coronavirus outbreak inside the country by expanding its food banks to accommodate more mouths to feed.
The donation from the royal couple will sustain Feeding Britain programs up until the school year resumes.
“The social and economic consequences of coronavirus have sent shockwaves across the Feeding Britain network. Families living in poverty, who were already struggling to access and afford food, have been put at even greater risk of hunger,” said Andrew Forsey, National Director, Feeding Britain.
The director estimated that the donation from Prince Harry and Meghan “will keep breakfast, lunch and dinner, so three square meals, on the table of many tens of thousands of children across our network.”
Prince Harry and Meghan crossed paths with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Feeding Britain President, before. The Archbishop baptized the duchess into the Church of England the day before he presided over the ceremonies for their wedding.
Both stepped back from their roles as senior members of the royal family back on March 31. From then, the royal couple has migrated to California, the United States with Archie, their 11-month-old son.
The donation from the royal couple comes less than two weeks after the announcement of Archewell, another nonprofit endeavor planned for launch. Per the official statement that came with the announcement on April 6, Archewell is structured to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The couple added that they would “have more to say about Archewell in due course.”