Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are celebrating Prince Harry’s 36th birthday in a very special way. It was announced today, that the famous couple has donated $130,000 to the African girls education charity, CAMFED.
The organization focuses on transforming women’s lives through higher education across the continent of Africa. The charity holds a special place in Markle’s heart as she spoke on a panel for the organization during last year’s International Women’s Day.Embed from Getty Images
The charity is also very special for the rest of the Royal family as CAMFED was one of the first recipients of an award from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust funds and connects young leaders looking to change the world. Prince Harry also happens to be the President and Markle the Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
The couple announced the six-figure donation via CAMFED’s twitter account, stating: “No better way to celebrate what really matters. Thank you to everyone who donated, Harry and Meghan”
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
‘No better way to celebrate what really matters. Thank you to everyone who donated, Harry and Meghan’#TogetherWeCan!https://t.co/V8oOy2Z4BH pic.twitter.com/YWgziRnpYK
The couple chose to match the amount ($129,000) fundraised solely online and by Meghan Markle fans a.k.a: “Sussex Squad”. The fundraising campaign, which got its’ start July 25th, even has its own page on the CAMFED website where you can still donate by visiting here. The incredibly successful event was fueled by the hashtags #InspiredbyMeghan and #InspiredbyHarry which we will definitely be using in the future.
If you would like to donate to CAMFED please be sure to visit them online here: https://camfed.org/donate/.