Remember Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 2018 wedding at St. George’s Chapel? Well, the royal couple just gave part of the leftover broadcast funds to a super-special cause.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex donated more than $112,000 to Feeding Britain, a U.K. charity that recently launched an emergency food program due to the coronavirus pandemic. The money was a result of the couple’s royal wedding livestream, which was broadcast to around 1.9 billion viewers. NBD.
The donation shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to royal aficionados for two key reasons. First of all, Prince Harry and Markle previously revealed that the funds would be donated to a charity of their choosing, so it was only a matter of time before they went public with their plan.
And second, they’re close friends with Justin Welby (aka the Archbishop of Canterbury), who just so happens to be the president of Feeding Britain. Not only did Welby conduct Markle’s baptism, but he also officiated the couple’s wedding.
According to People magazine, Prince Harry and Markle are “delighted” the money will benefit people in need. “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.
If only every wedding generated money instead of burning through it. Oh, to be royal.