Prince Harry and Meghan Markle donate $130,000 to girls’ education charity and say there’s ‘no better way to celebrate what really matters’ – after fans launched a fundraiser in honour of both their birthdays

  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a $130,000 donation to education charity
  • Couple matched donations made by fans in honour of their recent birthdays
  • Harry and Meghan said there is ‘no better way to celebrate what really matters’ 
  • Prince Harry celebrated his 36th birthday yesterday privately in Santa Barbara 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a $130,000 donation to a girls’ education charity to mark their recent birthdays, it has been revealed. 

Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, pledged the money to CAMFED, which supports girls’ education across Africa, yesterday and said there is ‘no better way to celebrate what really matters’. 

The couple made the donation after fans, who call themselves the Sussex Squad, launched a fundraising drive in honour of Harry and Meghan’s birthdays on September 15 and August 4, respectively. 

The drive made $129,000 and Harry and Meghan responded by matching the donations with their own $130,000 contribution. 

In a statement tweeted by the charity, the Sussexes said: ‘No better way to celebrate what really matters. Thank you to everyone who donated, Harry and Meghan’.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a $130,000 donation to a girls' education charity to mark their recent birthdays, it has been revealed. Pictured, the couple in Cape Town last year

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a $130,000 donation to a girls’ education charity to mark their recent birthdays, it has been revealed. Pictured, the couple in Cape Town last year

In a message tweeted by the charity (pictured) the couple said: 'No better way to celebrate what really matters. Thank you to everyone who donated, Harry and Meghan'

In a message tweeted by the charity (pictured) the couple said: ‘No better way to celebrate what really matters. Thank you to everyone who donated, Harry and Meghan’

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