Prince William experiencing ‘major and unexpected surge’ in philanthropic donations after Megxit
Prince William has reportedly seen a major and unexpected surge in donations after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the royal family.
This claim has been made by royal expert Daniela Elser and in her new piece for the New Zealand Herald she 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.”
"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 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.
Once he married Kate also jumped aboard the umbrella body and once Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle joined, the body raised just over $12.3 million (£8.93 million).
But, that same "figure skyrocketed and nearly double to $21.7 million (£15.75 million).”
“Like a contemporary Aesop's fable,” Ms Elser added before concluding. “The Cambridges have emerged as a dynamic, money-making and philanthropic tour de force.”