Meghan Markle has donated $25 (£18) to each member of staff at Paid Leave US in order to buy cups of coffee to "keep them going" during their fight for paid leave.
The charity’s communications boss, Neil Sroka, shared the news on Twitter: “The Duchess of Sussex (aka Meghan Markle) bought everyone at Paid Leave US a few cups of coffee while we're working overtime to save paid leave.
"Unbelievably classy… and necessary. Truly honoured to know she has our backs in the fight to win paid leave for all."
He shared an image of the Starbucks gift card the charity was sent by Archewell, along with the accompanying message.
The note read: “Hi there. Just a little something to keep you going. Thank you for all that you do. From: Archewell."
Following some negative coverage, Sroka tweeted again to clarify that Meghan donated $25 for each of the 21 employees and not just $25 to the entire charity, as had been suggested by some.
He wrote: “This tweet has received a stunning amount of coverage, so I’ll clarify: the Duchess/Archewell gave EACH of our staffers $25 for coffee.
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“Maybe that doesn’t mean much to some, but for our team fighting to save paid leave it was a delightful surprise. Thank you Meghan Markle.”
Several people voiced their praise for the Duchess’ actions, with one writing: “Your tweet was clear and yes Meghan is unbelievably classy.”
A second said: “Thanks for clarifying but it was crystal clear. A kind gesture from the Duchess of Sussex – THANKS for your hard work to ensure everyone in the USA gets paid parental leave.”
A third added: “We understood. This is the Meghan we have always known, she is thoughtful and supportive. This gesture is a consistent example of exactly who she is.”
Meghan has made her support for paid parental leave public with only last week penning an open letter to the US Congress, outlining why she supports the initiative and how personally important it is to her.
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