Prince Harry, Meghan Markle donate money to Texas women's shelter
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Prince Harry and the former Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleJudge orders UK paper to print front-page notice of its court loss to Meghan Markle Former 'Suits' co-star defends Meghan Markle amid royals controversy Buckingham Palace investigating accusation Meghan Markle bullied staff MORE, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are donating money to help fix a Dallas women's shelter that was damaged during the devastating winter weather in Texas.

The Genesis Women's Shelter & Support announced on Twitter on Sunday that the pair, through their nonprofit Archewell Foundation, were "supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility and helping us meet our immediate needs."


Genesis was one of several shelters damaged from last week's storms in the Lone Star State, which left millions without power and led to the deaths of at least 20 people. The shelter, which aids domestic violence survivors, reopened on Saturday after being closed for the first time in its more than 30-year history.

Genesis CEO Jan Langbein told ITK in a statement about the donation from the members of Britain's royal family, "Not only will this gift provide for our critical needs, it shines an international spotlight on violence against women and children, letting survivors know that they are not alone.”

The couple told the team at the women's shelter that "their hearts remain with the community, with the families Genesis serves, and with the volunteers and workers on the ground who selflessly provide care and support to those in need," a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told ITK on Monday.

The news of Harry and Meghan's donation comes just days after they revealed they were expecting their second child. Meghan, 39, gave birth to son Archie in 2019.


Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that Harry and Meghan, who moved to California last year, informed Queen Elizabeth II that they would not be returning as working members of the royal family.

The couple "remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world," they said in a statement released last week after Buckingham Palace's announcement.

“We can all live a life of service," the two said. "Service is universal.”