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Financial aid assigned under the category “those who serve”, previously known as the “military”, grew by 15 per cent to £1.3m this year, the report said.

The annual financial review, the first complete version since the Duchess of Sussex joined the Foundation, also details the money spent and earned on the Grenfell Together cookbook and the Al Manaar kitchen.

The royal charity spent £204,031 on refurbishing the kitchen on Al Manaar, the Muslim Cultural Heritage Trust, and a further £28,520 on training and development schemes.

Sales of the Together cookbook, which now total 130,000 copies worldwide, have made £557,638 – held by the Royal Foundation to reinvest – with the women who worked on it gaining 23 qualifications.

This year’s income also includes £145,168 for “the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s engagement gift fund”, understood to have come via one or several American donors ahead of the couple’s chosen wedding charities being announced.

The report also confirmed imminent changes to the shared charity, after the Cambridges and Sussexes went their separate ways into two households.

“In light of recent changes in the lives of Their Royal Highnesses, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex setting up their own household, a review is currently underway to assess the implications these changes may have for the Royal Foundation,” it said.


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