Kate Middleton and Prince William raise £1 million for charity

Kate Middleton and Prince William raised the whopping sum in just six hours during their American tour last year

Kate Middleton and Prince William raised an amazing £1 million for charity in just six hours during their first official overseas trip to America last year.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge raised the whopping sum during the course of an afternoon when they hosted a charity polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo Club in California.

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With William and Kate a huge hit in the US, the event’s guest-list read like a who’s who of Hollywood, with stars including Jennifer Love Hewitt and Billy Zane paying thousands to secure a sought-after ticket.

And if rubbing shoulders with Kate Middleton and Prince William wasn’t enough, it seems the A-list were more than happy to splash the cash during the day, too, pledging generous donations to the Duke and Duchess’s cause.

As William and Kate, in a pretty, printed Jenny Packham dress, worked the crowd, donations far exceeded all expectations, eclipsing the £420,000 figure expected tp be raised on the day.

According to the Express, most of the money raised by William and Kate‘s American polo day has been donated to a charitable foundation set up by Prince William and Prince Harry in the UK, while the remainder has gone to the club’s training centre, to fund events for underprivileged children.

Santa Barbara Polo Club ambassador Glen Holden told the Express of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s appearance: ‘I am extremely proud of what we did. It was a wonderful event. We were proud to have the royal couple at the club and for them to do such work for a good cause and raise such goodwill for England and America.

‘Everyone that interacted with the Duke and Duchess thought they were so thoughtful, caring and welcoming. They did a marvellous job and these charities are charities that Americans are very much in favour of.’

According to reports, it’s thought organisers are now planning to try and persuade William and Kate, or even Prince Harry to make the charity polo event a regular fixture in their calendar.

Co-organiser Geannie Sheller said: ‘That is something we would like to see. It has been talked about.’

Watch this space!

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