Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Donate Excess Wedding Funds to Fight COVID-19

This is only the beginning of their new chapter.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are the latest celebrity couple to give back to those in need. Even though they are currently quarantining in Los Angeles, the royal duo recently donated their excess wedding funds to a U.K. charity to combat the coronavirus pandemic

According to Us Weekly, the Duke and Duchess gifted more than $112,000 to Feeding Britain, a charity committed to feeding families in need. The money was a result of their royal wedding broadcast in 2018, which was viewed by over 1.9 billion people worldwide.

Their choice in charity comes as no surprise. Justin Welby, the president of Feeding Britain, also happens to be the Archbishop of Canterbury and officiated their nuptials at Windsor Castle nearly two years ago. Welby also baptized Markle in March 2018 before marrying into the Royal Family.

"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," said a spokesperson for the charity, per Us Weekly. "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."

This contribution could also be the first of many for the couple during the Coronavirus crisis. In their final Instagram post on March 30, the pair wrote, "What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic. As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute."

They may not be senior royals anymore, but that doesn't mean their philanthropic efforts are on hold, either!

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