Prince Harry, wife donate to Nigeria after Meghan discovers her Nigerian roots
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry donate unspecified amount to charities in Nigeria to ‘help provide relief following devastating flooding’ – after Duchess revealed she is 43% Nigerian on latest Archetypes podcast
By Harriet Johnston
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry donated to charities working in Nigeria
Their foundation made unspecified donations to Save the Children and Unicef
Came as Duchess revealed that she discovered she is 43 per cent Nigerian
The 41-year-old said that she had her ‘genealogy done a couple years ago’
Duchess said she is ‘going to start to dig deeper into all this’ on her podcast
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a donation to charities working in Nigeria after the Duchess announced she is 43 per cent Nigerian on her latest Archetypes podcast, it has been revealed.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, released her sixth episode of her audio series yesterday and explained she discovered she is 43 per cent Nigerian after doing a genealogy test ‘a couple years ago’.
And 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.
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.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a donation to charities working in Nigeria after the Duchess announced she is 43 per cent Nigerian on her latest Archetypes podcast, it has been revealed
Save the Children shared the news on Twitter, announcing the couple had made an unspecified donation through their Archewell Foundation
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.’
The couple have previously given their support to Save The Children, with Meghan sharing a video alongside their son Archie for the charity’s Save with Stories campaign in 2020.
During the episode which was titled ‘Upending The Angry Black Women Myth’, the Duchess said she is ‘going to start to dig deeper into all this’ during her discussion with comedians Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh on her new podcast instalment.
Meghan (pictured on 5 September 2022) revealed that she discovered she is 43 per cent Nigerian after doing a genealogy test ‘a couple years ago’ when speaking in her latest Archetypes episode
Elsewhere in the episode, released yesterday on Spotify, mother-of-two Meghan admitted she is ‘particular’ but insisted ‘telling people what you need does not make you demanding’ as she claimed black women are stereotyped as ‘angry’.
Speaking to Nigerian-American comedian Ziwe, Meghan explained: ‘I just had my genealogy done a couple years ago… [I’m] 43 per cent Nigerian.’
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She added: ‘I’m going to start to dig deeper into all this because anybody that I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, are like “What!”‘
‘This is huge for our community,’ a shocked Ziwe, 30, replied. ‘No, honestly, you do look like a Nigerian, you look like my Aunt Uzo. So this is great.’
The Duchess said she is ‘going to start to dig deeper into all this’ during her discussion with comedians Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh on her new podcast (pictured) instalment, titled ‘Upending The Angry Black Women Myth’
Meanwhile, discussing her behaviour in work situations, the Duchess spoke of her frustration at ‘cowering and tiptoeing into a room’ due to the fear she could be perceived negatively.
‘I’m particular, I think a high tide raises all ships, we’re all going to succeed so let’s make sure it’s really great because it’s a shared success for everybody,’ she said.
‘But I also find myself cowering and tiptoeing into a room and – the thing I find most embarrassing – when you’re saying a sentence and the intonation goes up, like it’s a question.
‘And you’re like, ”oh my God, stop stop, like whispering and tiptoeing around it. Just say what it is that you need. You’re allowed to set a boundary. You’re allowed to be clear, it doesn’t make you demanding. It doesn’t make you difficult, it makes you clear.’
Source: Mirror, UK