Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have donated money from their 2018 wedding broadcast to charity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Markle and the Prince have chosen to donate over $112,000 from the broadcast to Feeding Britain, according to a report published Wednesday by Entertainment Tonight. A spokesperson for the couple confirmed the donation to multiple outlets in a statement.
“They are delighted to be able to ensure this money is donated to such a great cause,” the statement said.
The money comes from the May 19, 2018 wedding which was broadcast by the BBC. At the time, the plan was to donate any money made from the broadcast to a charity the couple chose. Roughly 1.9 billion people watched the royals get married on television, according to a report published by People magazine.
Similarly, the royal couple asked wedding guests to make a donation to one of seven charities the two had picked out. (RELATED: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle To Give Advice On How To Navigate Coronavirus)
The donation comes after the couple shared their plans to help the community “navigate” the coronavirus pandemic on Instagram.
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These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary. There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit. We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now. Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle. We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being. In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up. We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us. We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come…
“We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being,” the announcement said.