Earlier this week, Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, lent a helping hand to a women’s shelter in Dallas, which had been damaged in the winter storm that caused widespread blackouts and water shortages across Texas. “We were notified that through the actions of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan will make a donation to help us get back on our feet,” said the CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support in a statement, CNN reports.
In a tweet on Sunday, the shelter specified that the money would be used to replace the roof “at our transitional housing facility,” as well as for other things. Harry and Meghan formed their nonprofit—which, like their 21-month-old son, Archie, was named for the Greek word arche—in early 2020, not long after they announced they’d be stepping away from their roles in the British royal family.
Since that time, they relocated to Canada and then to Santa Barbara, where they reportedly purchased a home. Their official status within the royal family was somewhat in limbo until recently, when Buckingham Palace issued a statement confirming that “they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family.” The statement goes on to say that their royal patronages and military appointments “will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family.”
Despite this, Harry and Meghan have made it clear that they plan to continue doing philanthropic work. In an interview with James Corden that aired on The Late Late Show Thursday, Harry said, “I will always be contributing, but my life is public service, so wherever I am in the world it is going to be the same thing.”
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