The United Kingdom’s Duke of Cambridge Prince William has seen an “unexpected surge” in his philanthropic work and donations after Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left for the US.
Royal expert Daniela Elser made this claim in her new piece for the New Zealand Herald.
Elser claimed, “In 2021, royal work is pursued with the professionalism and vigour of any corporate outfit and in recent years, the Cambridges’ Royal Foundation has only gone from strength to strength, including financially.”
She said, “However, something very curious has emerged about the Foundation’s fortunes: They made £9.4 million more in the year after Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, left.”
The Royal expert said that the charity was set up in 2009 by William and Harry to act as an umbrella body to look after their various philanthropic interests. For those unversed, the 2009 body was set up to manage all of Prince William and Prince Harry’s philanthropic interests.
Elser claimed that once Prince William married Kate, she also jumped aboard the umbrella body. She said that after Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex also joined the charity and the body raised just over $12.3 million.
Elser said that the same figure has skyrocketed and nearly doubled to $21.7 million in the aftermath of Megxit.
Elser concluded, “Like a contemporary Aesop’s fable, the Cambridges have emerged as a dynamic, money-making and philanthropic tour de force.”
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