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Meghan and Harry donate to mental health charity

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Image credit:

Following their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey last week and the events which followed The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made donations to two UK charities.

The couple’s Archewell Foundation has given an undisclosed sum of money to Mind, which offers support to people struggling with mental health and Press Pad for the work they do helping journalists with subsidised housing.

On Friday Meghan Markle launched an official complaint to Ofcom after Piers Morgan told Good Morning Britain viewers he did not believe the Duchess suffered suicidal thoughts when she was living in the UK and was the target of racial abuse from the royal family.

Morgan quit the show last Tuesday the morning after the interview was shown on ITV.

Accepting the donation Press Pad said on Twitter: "We’re excited by such positive action after difficult yet important moments of reckoning for the UK media.

"We’re proud to say our values of action, compassion & community align with the #archewellfoundation."

Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising for Mind, said: "Mental health problems can affect anybody, regardless of factors like age, gender, ethnic group or socioeconomic status.

"We’re grateful to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Archewell Foundation for this support, which will help us continue to make sure everyone with a mental health problem gets both support and respect."

Archewell Foundation is an impact-driven non-profit created by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.