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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's $178,000 gesture revealed in the wake of COVID-19

The former senior royals went all out for a reason close to their hearts.

By Jess Pullar
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are currently paving out a new, financially independant life after stepping back as senior royals last month, but their charitable gestures are no less generous, it seems.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the couple are staying put in isolation in their new Los Angeles home - and they're clearly utilising the down time to get things done.
It was barely a week ago that the pair announced the name and mission of their new foundation Archewell, which will become an umbrella for much of their charitable work and affiliations they have.
Now, according to a new report from HELLO!, the pair have engaged with another charity close to their hearts, donating a whopping £90,000 (which is around AUD $178,364) to Feeding Britain.
The charity works hard to bring food to the vulnerable in the UK, and Harry and Meghan were reportedly first aware of its incredible work in January last year when they visited one of its projects in Birkenhead.
Harry and Meghan have made a generous donation to a charity they share a special connection with. (Getty)
There is also another sweet connection the pair share with the organisation - the Archbishop of Canterbury is the president of the charity, and also happens to be the very same man who conducted their wedding ceremony back in May 2018.
According to HELLO!'s report, the pair were spurred on to help the charity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
"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 told the publication.
They continued: "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 Duke and Duchess have only just moved to LA, where they are currently remaining in lockdown. (Getty)
The Duke and Duchess' gesture will go towards helping "tens of thousands of children" who will be supplied with breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, according to the national director of the charity, Andrew Forsey.
"We're just so grateful that the Duke and Duchess have contributed to that programme," he told the publication.
The news comes after Harry and Meghan spoke to The Telegraph about their intentions with their new foundation Archewell, which will be entrenched in sparking positive action.
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The word "Archewell" in itself is derived from the Greek word for "source of action" and was reportedly the inspiration behind the name of their son.
The pair told the newspaper that with their charity, they wanted to "do something of meaning, to do something that matters."
As the pair stay in lockdown with their son Archie in LA, they're no doubt keeping themselves busy coming up with ideas for their new chapter outside of the royal family.
And with incredible gestures to charities like Feeding Britain, it looks like there's plenty of positive action to come.

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