Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have donated £100,000 to a charity they hold close to their hearts.
The couple matched contributions from their fans, known as the Sussex Squad, after they started raising money to coincide with Meghan’s birthday in August.
The followers then decided to keep fundraising up until Prince Harry’s birthday on Tuesday (September 15).
The campaign has raised £202,145 so far to go towards teaching young African women technical and vocational skills.
What did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say?
In a statement, Meghan and Harry said: “No better way to celebrate what really matters.
Just in, a message from The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, who are matching your INSPIRING actions by making a $130,000 gift to CAMFED:
— CAMFED – Campaign for Female Education (@Camfed) September 15, 2020
“Thank you to everyone who donated, Harry and Meghan.”
Meanwhile, CAMFED explained in an Instagram post how they benefited from the fundraising campaign.
No better way to celebrate what really matters.
Last month, they said: “Since its Twitter launch on July 25th, the #InspiredByMeghan fundraiser for CAMFED higher education scholarships, initiated by the ‘Sussex Squad,’ has been the focus of an extraordinary wave of action and generosity from a global network of supporters of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“By the end of The Duchess of Sussex’s birthday on August 4th, this movement had raised an astonishing $69,700 (£53,740).
“Just six days later, with the #InspiredByHarry hashtag now trending in the lead-up to Prince Harry’s birthday, donations have topped $87,300 (£67,300).
“Enough to support 37 young women through a whole year of vocational training.”
Fans have praised Meghan and Harry for their donation.
One person said: “I love Harry and Meghan so much!! I am so happy for you CAMFED.”
Another wrote: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex never ceases to amaze me! My heart is so full!!”
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