Designer of Meghan Markle’s £280 Love Pendant donates £10,000 from sales to animal welfare charity – and says ‘huge thanks’ to the Duchess for ‘raising so much awareness to help so many dogs in need’
- Meghan Markle, 38, wore ‘Love pendant’ by UK designer Sophie Lis on March 6
- Was visiting the National Theatre gallery and paired with £29 Topshop blouse
- Ten per cent from each £280 necklace was donated to Wild at Heart Foundation
The designer of Meghan Markle’s £280 Love Pendant has revealed that she’s donated £10, 000 from sales of the necklace to Wild at Heart Foundation.
Meghan Markle, 38, who is known for her love of highly personalised jewellery, opted to wear a ‘Love pendant’ by UK-based designer Sophie Lis for her visit to the National Theatre gallery on March 6, which refers to a French poem about enduring and growing love.
And following her appearance in the necklace, which she paired with a £29 organza puff-sleeved blouse from Topshop, sales soared – with the brand donating ten per cent from each purchase to the animal welfare charity.
Taking to Instagram, the designer penned: ‘We are so happy to announce we have donated £10, 000 from sales of love pendants in the past two months to this incredible cause @wild_at_heart_foundation.
With special thanks to @sussexroyal for raising awareness and hence funds for this wonderful charity.’
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, donned the ‘Love Pendant’ necklace while visiting the National Theatre on March 6 (pictured)
Taking to Instagram, designer Sophie Lis penned: ‘With special thanks to @sussexroyal for raising awareness and hence funds for this wonderful charity’ (pictured)
The jewellery brand donate 10% of each sale of the £280 necklace (pictured) to help animals in desperate need
After sharing a snap of the Duchess of Sussex wearing the necklace, she added: ‘Huge thanks to this amazing lady for raising so much awareness and money to help so many dogs in such desperate need.’
The medallion carries the engraving ‘Qu’hier’ after a diamond encrusted plus sign, and ‘Que Demain’ followed by a ruby minus sign.
Online, Sophie revealed the message is borrowed from the poem ‘The Eternal Song’.
The reference is an an ode from the 19th century French poet Rosemonde Gérard which translates to: ‘Every day I love you more, more than yesterday less than tomorrow.’
The Duchess of Sussex paired the ‘Love Pendant’ with a £29 organza puff-sleeved blouse from Topshop during her visit to the National Theatre on March 6
Sophie Lis went on to add: ”Huge thanks to this amazing lady for raising so much awareness and money to help so many dogs in such desperate need’
At the time, the designer shared a photo of Meghan wearing the piece, titled the ‘Love Pendant’, on Instagram yesterday.
She wrote: ‘Can’t stop admiring this special lady. Praying for her marriage to be a lasting success. And that her family should reconcile so that she lives in peace. Love Harry and Megan.’
Following the donation Wild at Heart Foundation also took to social media to express their gratitude and wrote: ‘When the Duchess of Sussex was spotted wearing the pendant, it struck a chord with fans the world over.
‘Not only are we delighted to see Sophie’s stunning creation get the publicity it deserves, this royal seal of approval led to a rush of sales.
‘But nothing could have prepared us for the good news Sophie shared with us last week – we were utterly blown away when she let us know that she would be donating an incredible £10,000 to the charity!!
‘Thanks to this incredible donation, we’ll be able to embark upon new projects and reach thousands more dogs in need, helping to end the suffering of even more strays and give them the chance to lead the life they deserve.’
Wild at Heart Foundation also took to social media to express their gratitude for the generous donation (pictured)
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