Fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set a fundraiser to help them since the Duke of Sussex exposed the Royal Family cut him off.
- Anastasia Hanson, 56, launched a campaign to raise funds to help Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cover their mansion’s mortgage.
- The California woman set a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $10M, but she managed to gather only $110.
- The page was soon deleted, but Ms. Hanson believes creating the fundraiser was a “good deed.”
After Prince Harry revealed he was financially cut off from the Royal Family in the now-viral Oprah interview, fans of the Duke of Sussex and his wife launched a GoFundMe page. The admirers wanted to help the young family to pay the mortgage for their Santa Barbara mansion.
As LADbible reports, the initial goal of Anastasia Hanson, who set the fundraiser, was to raise $10 million(£7 million) for Harry and Meghan. The 56-year-old Californian titled the campaign: “Harry and Meghan $5 Donation to Buy Home.”
The page’s description read:
“I am raising funds to pay off the mortgage for the Montecito, California home of Harry and Meghan.”
Although Ms. Hanson insisted her GoFundMe page was “not a joke,” she managed to raise only $110(£79).
The fan was soon forced to shut her campaign down, as there was no significant interest in her cause. However, she firmly believed she could help Harry and Meghan through her fundraiser. In the description, she added:
“When they came to the USA they were without jobs and with limited funds. They’ve stated that they’ve had a very rough time, so this fundraiser is a way to give help, compassion, and love by paying their home loan in full. I personally relate to mental health, racial equality, diversity, and inclusivity. They both support these issues as well. Together, they can help bring healing and restoration to the whole world.”
In an interview with The Sun, the California woman explained:
“I like to help people and help them in any way I can. That gives me happiness. If you needed a home, I’d do the same for you. It’s a good deed.”
Harry and Meghan’s Montecito mansion’s mortgage was allegedly estimated to be $9.5 million(£6.8 million).
According to Variety, the couple’s Santa Barbara property’s worth is $14.7 million(£10.5 million). Public documents reveal the buyers secured a $9.5 million mortgage to acquire the 7.4-acre compound.
During the March 7 interview with the chat-show giant Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry revealed that at the beginning of 2020, the Royal Family had “literally cut me off financially.”
Since then, the Duke was forced to use the money he inherited from Princess Diana – around $14 million(£10 million), to provide for his family. He stated that without this inheritance, they “would not have been able to do this.”
The couple has also announced plans of launching programs with two of the biggest streaming services right now.
Commenting on their Netflix and Spotify multi-million contracts, Prince Harry said: “During Covid, the suggestion by a friend was, ‘What about streamers?'”
Meghan added: “We genuinely hadn’t thought about it before.”
Talking about the various options for sources of income he and Meghan have, the Duke stated:
“So, there were all sorts of different options. And look, from my perspective, all I needed was enough money to be able to pay for security to keep my family safe.”
Despite being aware of Harry and Meghan’s different sources of income, Ms. Hanson still wanted to help the young couple, who are now expecting a baby girl.