We're living through unprecedented times right now, with the coronavirus lockdown rules still out in full force. The royals have been praised for doing their bit to help, with Prince William and Kate Middleton setting up Zoom calls with schools and personally thanking NHS staff over the phone, as they're socially isolating at home. Princess Eugenie has also been seen dropping off food supplies to London hospitals.
Another person close to Prince William (and Harry too, for that matter) who is playing their part in the pandemic is none other than Hugh Grosvenor, the seventh Duke of Westminster. Huge is such a good family friend that he's even little Prince George's godfather.
It's now been reported by royal correspondent Rebecca English that Hugh has made not one but *two* very grand financial gestures towards helping fight coronavirus – the first being a cool £10 million towards NHS Charities and medical research at the Westminster Foundation. We're so here for news like this, tbh,
"Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster (Prince George’s godfather), is personally donating £10m to the UK's #COVID19 relief effort," Rebecca's tweet reads. "Funding will go to @NHSCharities to provide assistance to NHS staff and their families, as well medical research into #coronavirus @WestminsterFdn"
As mentioned, this isn't the first rather notable donation that Hugh has made either, having previously put £2.5 million towards charities providing urgent food donations to vulnerable families (including those with children who would typically have been entitled to free school meals.
A second tweet from Rebecca states: "Hugh, 29, one of the country’s wealthiest young men and a close friend of William & Harry, also donated £2.5 million in March largely to charities providing essential food distribution, to vulnerable families with children who would normally receive free school meals #coronavirus."
To be fair, given that The Times regularly feature Hugh on their annual Rich List (he's estimated to have a fortune worth £10,100 million), he can probably spare the change.
Thanks for your generosity, Hugh! Let's hope other multi-millionaires are secretly doing the same too.
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