The Duke and Duchess of Sussex donated $ 130,000 to an African girls’ education charity to mark their recent birthdays, it has been revealed.
Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, gave money to CAMFED, which supports girls’ education across the continent, and said there is no better way to celebrate ‘what really matters’.
The pair donated yesterday after fans, who call themselves Sussex Squad, launched a fundraising campaign in honor of Harry and Meghan’s birthdays on 15 September and 4 August respectively.
The campaign raised $ 129,000 and Harry and Meghan responded by matching donations with their own $ 130,000 contribution.
Charitable donations are tax deductible in both the US and the UK. CAMFED is registered in both countries.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex donated $ 130,000 to a girls’ education charity to mark their recent birthdays, it has been revealed. Picture, Couple in Cape Town last year
In a message tweeted by Charity (pictured), the couple said: ‘There is no better way to celebrate what really matters. Thanks to all who donated, Harry and Meghan ‘
The couple has a long-term relationship with CAMFED, a partner of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Harry and Meghan serve as the president and vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and were allowed to retain their positions after retreating from official royal duties this year.
In 2018 Prince Harry visited a CAMFED project in Zambia and paid a separate visit to the organization during his solo trip to Malawi on an African tour of Sussex in 2019.
The Duchess of Sussex met one of CAMFED’s regional leaders at a Women’s Day event in London in 2019.
The funds raised from the Sussex Squad Birthday fundraiser 2020 will provide higher education scholarships for young women in Africa.
In a statement tweeted by the charity, Sussex said: ‘There is no better way to celebrate what really matters. Thanks to all who donated, Harry and Meghan ‘.
The couple, who recently signed a $ 150 million dollar agreement with Netflix, supported two donations to mark the birthday of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in May.
Meghan and Archie appeared in a video promoting the Save the Children literacy program and the Duchess later revealed that she had sponsored a kennel at the London-based animal charity Mayhew, of which she is the patron named after her son .
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated Harry’s birthday in private at the $ 14 million Santa Barbara home yesterday.
The couple has a long association with CAMFED. Prince Harry visited one of the charity’s projects in Zambia in 2018 (pictured) and paid a separate visit to the organization during his solo trip to Malawi on the African tour of Sussex in 2019.
The royal family shared the occasion on Instagram and Twitter with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Queen, wishing them all the best on Harry’s birthday.
However, royal fans were displeased that Meghan did not appear in any of the four photographs posted to mark the occasion.
In response to a photo of William and Kate, which featured Cambridge and Prince Harry in the 2017 race, a fan said: ‘There could have been hundreds of photos you chose, but you chose one from Harry, William and Kate . . I’m sure Meghan wasn’t inadvertently involved. ‘
Another fan on the Cambridge Bridge account said that not including the Duchess of Sussex was ‘shady’ when there are pictures of the ‘Fab Four’ together. Another simply said: ‘Interesting photo selection … no Meghan.’
However some reported that it is common for members of the royal family not to include husbands and wives in birthday photographs, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did for Princess Anne’s recent 70s.
Duchess of Sussex at Camden’s regional director Angeline Murimarva (right), model Advoa Aboa, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and journalist Annie McElvoy at a Women’s Day event in London in March 2019
This comes after tensions in the relationship between Prince William, 38, and Harry, who were once inseparable, were laid bare in the Duke and Duchess of Suche’s biographical Finding Freedom.
Co-author Omid Scoby later claimed that two months went by unannounced after the announcement of the brother Sussex bombing.
The Duke of Sussex certainly has a lot to celebrate this year – his first birthday ever since he and Meghan left the royal family and moved to California.
The couple recently signed a $ 150 million deal with US media giant Netflix and paid £ 2.4 million, which was spent renovating their former home, Frogham Cottage on the Queen Windsor estate, Who was distancing himself from the royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also put forward their public and virtual appearances as a recent Kovid-19 ban ease, with Prince Harry sending a video of support to soldiers participating in a charity trek last week. Over the weekend Meghan participated in a video call with her UK Preservation Smart Works customers.
And according to royal experts, the duke is ‘happier than ever’ as he celebrates his 36th birthday, and ‘doesn’t remember his old life at all.’
Omid Scobee, who co-authored the controversial royal biographical Finding Freedom, who raised eyebrows for his admiration and his deep knowledge of Sussex, Rajkumar is ‘very content’ with his marriage and family and ‘handout’ in his professional life Huh.
He told Vanity Fair: ‘This is the moment [Harry] Can sit back and think, “I made it”.