THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on Wednesday that they are donating profits made from the broadcast of their royal wedding to a coronavirus relief charity.
The royal couple asked that £90,000 ($112,000) – a percentage of the money generated from the BBC’s wedding broadcast – be directed to Feeding Britain, an organization working to feed families during the coronavirus pandemic.
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said they are “delighted” to see the money go to “such a great cause.”
“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. 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 said.
As agreed from the outset, a spokesperson of the BBC said: “BBC Studios is donating all profit arising from the commercial distribution of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding ceremony to their charity foundation.”