Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Donating Money from Their Royal Wedding to Fight the Coronavirus
The duo also recently hit the ground running to aid pandemic relief efforts in Los Angeles.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are no strangers to helping those in need, but the couple is taking it upon themselves to do more to lessen the toll the novel coronavirus outbreak has taken on both of their homes. According to People, the pair is donating over $112,000 from their May 2018 royal wedding; the funds were generated by the event's live broadcast and will be used to aid the United Kingdom Feeding Britain organization. "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," a spokesperson for the couple said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are also reportedly excited to join forces with an organization that hits close to home. "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," the spokesperson added.
This isn't the only philanthropic work the couple has taken part in lately. The two also helped the Los Angeles-based Project Angel Food charity by delivering meals to 20 critically ill clients, Entertainment Tonight reports. The couple first volunteered on Easter Sunday by supplying nonperishable meals to those in need. After hearing that the organization's drivers were loaded with work, they reportedly asked if they could help out again on Wednesday.
While the couple is keeping busy helping those most vulnerable to the virus, they are still enjoying down time when they can—Prince Harry recently shared that family time with Archie is making this time more enjoyable. "You've got to celebrate those moments where you are just on the floor rolling around in hysterics," he said during a video call with two parents caring for ill children, People reports. "Inevitably, half an hour later, maybe a day later, there's going to be something that you have to deal with and there's no way you can run away from it."