The Queen and Prince Charles donate money to Nepal crisis

The Queen and Prince of Wales have donated money to help the crisis stricken country of Nepal, following the earthquake there on Saturday and Sunday. Sherwood

Her Majesty has donated an undisclosed sum of money to the Disasters Emergency Committee, which has launched an appeal to help the victims of the natural disaster.

The current death toll over 5,000 is and experts expect it to reach 10,000, as the result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The UN estimates that eight million people have been affected.

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall also donated, and the money will be shared between 13 organisations which the DEC helps. These organisations are providing clean water, food, and medical aid to those affected in Nepal. Britain has sent an RAF plane carrying supplies and troops to Nepal, too.

The Queen sent a message of condolence to Nepal on Monday, saying she was “shocked to hear of the appalling loss of life and injuries” and that “her thoughts and prayers are with the victims”.

Both Charles and The Queen have donated from their personal incomes, from the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster respectively.

You can find out about donating to DEC and their work here.

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