Harry and Meghan make generous gesture on behalf of son Archie

Naomi Gordon
·3-min read
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a generous gesture to support a local business in New Zealand which helps children in need.

Harry and Meghan contacted Kiwi community knitting enterprise Make Give Live, and
bought 100 handmade woollen hats on behalf of their 19-month-old son Archie. Make Give Live founder Claire Conza received the order in form of a letter from the royal couple, with Conza telling the New Zealand Herald it was "wonderful gift for the organisation."

She added that their donation will enable the organisation to donate 200 hats to children in need, adding: "As Make Give Live operates on a buy one, give one model, this will allow the group to make an extra 200 hats to distribute to families in need next winter through the various charities it supports."

Last year, the duke and duchess showed their support to the business by sharing a photo of Archie in a Make Give Live Cocobear hat on their now-defunct Sussex Instagram account. Harry was also shown wearing one of Make Give Live's hats in the photo, which resulted in the company receiving over 300 orders in a single day, compared with 45 in a usual month.

Make Give Live reposted the photo of Harry and Archie in his Cocobear hat on their Instagram page and revealed in the caption: "Meghan & Harry have generously given us a gift that will keep on giving well beyond this Christmas.

"Thank you @jacindaardern for letting them know we were trying to get in touch to wish them Merry Christmas and thank them for shining a light on the work we do with this image that captured hearts around the world.

They continued: "We love that they share our values and wrote to us just before Christmas to order 100 beanies to donate to Archie's Kiwi friends (children in need in NZ) which, based on our model of Buy one - Give one, will enable us to donate 200 beanies.

"They said that they wanted to help our members continue to enjoy making, connecting and supporting each other which has never been as important as now. So thank you to everyone that is part of our community, contributing to our impact through supporting, buying, and making!"

Photo credit: Pool/Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool/Samir Hussein - Getty Images

Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan have been meticulously building their non-profit organisation, Archewell, and are now ready to announce the first fruits of their labour. A spokesperson for Archewell confirmed to Bazaar.com that they have forged a philanthropic partnership with food relief charity World Central Kitchen, to provide funding to construct four special Community Relief Centres around the world.

The Sussex family spent Christmas at their home in Montecito, California.

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