Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have vowed to donate £90,000 to the charity Feeding Britain, which is giving hot meals and food packages to the needy.
Notably, the money comes from excess profits which were made by the BBC’s coverage of the royal wedding that took place on May 19, 2018, and it was done with an agreement with the BBC as well. However, it was earlier mentioned that the profits were made from the broadcast would go to the charity named by the couple.
Meghan Markle and Harry got to know about the funds amid the coronavirus pandemic which has brought the world into a standstill. The former royal couple wanted the funds to go to a charity which is support by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who organized their marriage ceremony and also the president of Feeding Britain. The couple informed the Archbishop – Justin Welby last month about their decision.
The couple had moved to Canada after announcing their exit from the royal family earlier this year. However, after their official exit from the royal family at the end of March, they have now moved to LA. A spokesman for Meghan and Harry said that they liked the way the organization has been working during the global pandemic novel coronavirus.
Funds are “godsend”?
Andrew Forsey – the national director of the charity thanked the couple for their donation, referring it as “godsend”. He said: “We are incredibly grateful for such generous support which, thank God, will sustain our emergency response to coronavirus until the schools return.”
Feeding Britain tries to help people with foods across the UK. They have been running an emergency food programme for the families in 12 areas across the UK amid this crunch situation where hot meals and food packages have been serving via home deliveries. The global pandemic COVID-19 have been affected more than 2 million people whereas more than one lakh people have died across the globe so far.
The revelation comes after Prince Harry held a video call with two parents of seriously ill children struggling during coronavirus.
He told how “hard times” make you “so much stronger” and opened up about his “hysterical” time rolling around on the floor with baby Archie.
During the call for charity WellChild, the prince said: “Every single person has something going on behind those eyes, behind that smile.
“In some cases there’s a lot in some cases there’s a little and in some cases people try and blank it all out.
A spokesperson for the couple told Town and Country magazine: “The Duke and Duchess were able to speak to th
e archbishop recently, and were moved to hear all about the work Feeding Britain was doing to support people during the fight against COVID-19