Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have donated an unspecified sum of money to charities in the wake of the flooding crisis ravaging several parts of Nigeria.
Floods, in recent weeks, have ravaged many parts of Nigeria, leaving hundreds dead and over a million displaced.
The development has been blamed on heavy rainfall and a water release from a dam in neighbouring Cameroon.
Daily Mail UK quoted a press release from a Spotify representative as saying Markle and Harry’s Archewell Foundation made donations to both UNICEF and Save the Children.
They said the donations would “help provide relief following devastating floods wreaking havoc in Nigeria.”
The donation comes after the Duchess revealed she is 43 percent Nigerian in an episode of her ‘Archetypes’ podcast.
In a 2015 essay, Meghan also opened up about her mixed-race heritage. She revealed her mother is African-American and her father is Caucasian.
“Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating,” she had said.
“While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that.
“To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”
In September 2019, Meghan also addressed her racial heritage during her tour of Africa.
In a speech she gave while visiting a charity home in Zimbabwe, she said: “For me, I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour, and as your sister.”
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