The Royal Foundation, set up by Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry has donated an impressive £2.4 million to charities close to their hearts.
Despite the fact that the foundation has dropped in donations from £4.8million in 2011 to £3.8million for 2012, the Royal trio were still able to contribute to charities such as Help for Heroes, the Zoological Society of London and the Army Widows Association due to the careful planning of funds they held in reserve.
Kate and Wills’ spectacular Royal wedding alone pulled in a huge £1million in donations during 2011.
It is no surprise that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry have such a strong focus on military charities. The Royal couple have shown their support for the Help for Heroes charity on multiple occasions with Prince William even being spotted wearing a Help for Heroes wristband.
Meanwhile Prince Harry’s involvement with the Walking With The Wounded charity – joining injured servicemen and woman on treks to the North and South Poles to help raise funds – has also been well documented.
The fact that Kate Middleton is an Army wife herself makes it quite fitting that they should also donate to the Army Widows Association.
Of the recent donations a Royal spokesperson commented: “The Royal Foundation increased its proactive grant-making work with a number of new grants and a significant increase in programme research and development in is three core areas of activity: Veterans and Military affairs; Disadvantaged Children and Young People; and Conservation and Sustainable Development.”