Royals around the world have been doing their part in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Prince Harry and Meghan have responded to the crisis by making a huge donation to help children in the United Kingdom.
Prince Harry and Meghan have donated more than £90,000 (about $158,000) to the U.K. charity Feeding Britain amid the coronavirus pandemic. The funds came from their 2018 wedding broadcast, which attracted millions of viewers around the world. It has been understood that there were any excess profits from the BBC broadcast of Harry and Meghan wedding, that money would go to a charity nominated by the couple.
A spokesperson for the couple told Town and Country they are “delighted” to see the money go to “such a great cause.”
Feeding Britain is working to eliminate hunger and its root causes across the U.K. The president of the charity is Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who officiated Harry and Meghan wedding ceremony. He also conducted Meghan’s baptism.
“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.”
Harry and Meghan are reportedly self-isolating in Los Angeles with Archie, after spending some time in Canada. A week ago, it was also announced that the couple will name their non-profit foundation Archewell.
“Arche” was reportedly the source of inspiration for Archie’s name; and they were eyeing it for their foundation before Sussex Royal.
“Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic. But faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be,” they said in a statement, according to The Telegraph.
“Before SussexRoyal came the idea of ‘Arche’- the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’.
We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day. And it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action; and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.”