Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reach Out to a Fan Who Raised $60,000 for COVID-19 Relief

The fan revealed that "through the interview I gave to [BAZAAR.com] Meghan and Harry were able to track me."

  • Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry reached out to a fan who helped raise $60,000 for COVID-19 relief efforts (opens in new tab) in honor of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor's first birthday (opens in new tab).
  • Meghan (opens in new tab) and Harry decided to contact university student Dani Trin, who spearheaded the #ArchiesDay (opens in new tab) campaign with the help of Sussex fans.
  • Trin revealed on Twitter that "through the interview I gave to [BAZAAR.com] Meghan and Harry were able to track me."

Duchess Meghan (opens in new tab) and Prince Harry made a personal call to Sussex fan Dani Trin who created #ArchiesDay, a COVID-19 relief fundraising effort (opens in new tab).

Last month, Trin, a university student, revealed to BAZAAR.com (opens in new tab), "#ArchieDay is [another effort], but this time it fell to me to organize it. I wanted to organize the fundraiser for Archie's first birthday (opens in new tab), so I got a group of people from Twitter on a group chat and we made it happen."

She continued, "We never had a specific amount we hoped to hit. Ultimately, we hoped to simply help the charities and raise awareness for the projects people are conducting to help children through this pandemic."

Taking to her Twitter account, Trin revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex contacted her personally after reading her interview with BAZAAR.com. She wrote in part, "As you all know, we raised over $60k USD for charity in honor of Archie’s bday last months and through the interview I gave to [BAZAAR.com] Meghan and Harry were able to track me."

The success of #ArchiesDay was such that the Sussexes wanted to thank the initiative's organizer personally, as well as pass on their thanks to members of the Sussex Squad who got involved online.

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Amy Mackelden
Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.