Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Donate Funds from Wedding Broadcast to U.K. Charity Amid Coronavirus
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have donated more than $112,000 generated from their royal wedding broadcast to the U.K. charity Feeding Britain amid the coronavirus pandemic, PEOPLE confirms.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they are “delighted” to see the money go to “such a great cause.”
It had been understood that any excess profits from the BBC broadcast of their May 19, 2018 ceremony would be donated to a charity of the couple’s choosing. An estimated 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch the couple’s royal wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is president of Feeding Britain, a charity working to eliminate hunger and its root causes across the U.K. The couple has grown close to the Archbishop Justin Welby, who not only conducted Meghan’s baptism, but also officiated their wedding, which makes their donation to the organization especially poignant.
While they have a non-profit and other projects in the works, the couple will be primarily focusing on family. They will also continue to support their existing patronages in the U.K. following their royal exit.
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“What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic,” they wrote on their final post for their now-defunct SussexRoyal Instagram account.
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