Charity reveals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a secret donation in Archie's name – after spotting a £4,350 JustGiving pledge signed 'Archie HMW'
- Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a charity donation in son Archie's name
- Couple pledged £4,350 to help build a swimming pool in Mozambique
- Charity Love The Oceans spotted a donation from Archie HMW on JustGiving
- Phone calls established it stood for Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex secretly made a charity donation in son Archie's name, it has been revealed.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, pledged £4,350 to Mozambique-based charity Love The Oceans, which was supported by the couple as part of their 'Forces For Change' month in August.
Speaking to Harper's Bazaar, charity partner Adam Knight explained the donation was shared under the name 'Archie HMW' on the JustGiving page he had set up - but that no one in the organisation knew the identity of the mysterious benefactor.
However it was later established that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had donated the money on behalf of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, pledged £4,350 to Mozambique-based charity Love The Oceans in the name of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (pictured in May)
Charity partner Adam Knight explained the donation was shared under the name 'Archie HMW' on the JustGiving page - but that no one knew the identity of the mysterious benefactor
Swimming teacher Mr Knight had wanted to raise £5,000 to build a pool in Mozambique where he will teach children how to swim. The Sussexes' donation helped him reach his target
'I said to my colleague, "That has to be Harry and Meghan,"' Mr Knight told Harper's Bazaar. 'We made some calls and were able to verify that it was from them, which is just incredible.'
Swimming teacher Mr Knight had wanted to raise £5,000 to build a pool in Mozambique where he will teach children how to swim.
The aim of the initiative is to reduce the number of fatal drownings in the area. Last year 12 adults and children lost their lives.
In the first month, the page had raised roughly £700. The donation by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex helped the page reach its target.
Explaining the need for a swimming pool on the Just Giving page, Mr Knight wrote: 'The biggest challenge out here is the venue.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex encouraged their 9.4million Instagram followers to support Love The Oceans as part of their 'Forces For Change' initiative at the start of August. The couple shared a follow-up post (pictured) drawing attention to the work done by the group
Love The Oceans returned the thanks by naming a whale shark after Archie, pictured
'Currently we have to cram 40 children onto the back of a pick up truck, drive 45 minutes off road and use a local dive resorts' pool which is not always available.
'By building a swimming pool of our own we will be able to more than double the amount of lessons we can provide for the community and create paying jobs for the swim teachers we have trained.
'Our ultimate goal is to make the swim programme a sustainable community led initiative.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex today arrived in South Africa to start their 10-day royal tour. Pictured, Meghan Markle, 38, chose a £69 black and white wrap dress from Malawian brand Mayamiko as she joined Prince Harry, 35, in the Cape Flats, outside Cape Town, today
Make like Meghan in a monochrome wrap dress by Mayamiko
The Duchess of Sussex has certainly made a stylish start to the 10-day royal tour of Africa.
She touched down in Cape Town wearing a pair of slingback flats by Everlane, switching to some Castaner espadrilles wedges and this pretty printed dress for the first engagement.
It's by sustainable brand Mayamiko, whose designs are ethically sourced and created in Malawi. We love the flattering wrap over shape and cap sleeves on this 100% cotton dress, as well as the mixed prints. You'll never go too far wrong with a monochrome colour palette, too!
It can be yours for just £69 so click (right) to buy it now before it sells out. You can also find it stocked at Mamoq in the edit below!
Or model yourself on Meghan with one of the lookalike dresses from our edit below. This Oliver Bonas option will do the trick!
'Swimming is a skill that will not only save the lives of the children in this part of the world, but will also provide the opportunity for employment and a better quality of life in the future.'
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex encouraged their 9.4million Instagram followers to support Love The Oceans at the start of August.
The couple shared a follow-up post drawing attention to the work done by the group.
Love The Oceans returned the thanks by naming a whale shark after Archie.