Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made a donation to charities working in Nigeria after the Duchess announced that she is 43 per cent Nigerian on her latest Archetypes podcast.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, released her sixth episode of her audio series on Tuesday and explained that she discovered she is 43 per cent Nigerian after doing a genealogy test ‘a couple years ago’.
In a press release which accompanied the episode, a Spotify representative confirmed that the couple’s Archewell Foundation made donations to Save the Children and UNICEF, DailyMail.co.uk reports.
The spokesperson said the unspecified donations to the charities would ‘help provide relief following devastating floods wreaking havoc in Nigeria.’
Floods in the country, blamed by the government on heavy rain and a water release from a dam in neighbouring Cameroon, have killed more than 600 people, displaced around 1.4 million and damaged or destroyed 440,000 hectares of farmland across Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Save the Children Nigeria tweeted: ‘More than 1.5 million children are at risk after devastating flooding in Nigeria.
‘Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Foundation has donated to Save the Children in Nigeria as our teams deliver life-saving supplies to affected families.’