The Duke and Duchess of
Sussex donated $5,000 in Archie and Lili’s name following the tragic
death of nine-year-old George Zafjen.
Harry and Meghan made
the payment via a GoFundMe page set up on behalf of mum Kelly McKee Zafjen
after news of George’s death began to circulate.
The former model, 42, took to
her Instagram to share the devastating update with her followers.
Beneath a sun-drenched photo
of George receiving a piggyback from his twin sister, Kelly penned: “My
sweet baby boy. My world is shattered into a million pieces. I have little
ability to breathe. Walk. Function. Sit. Stand. You were the light of my life.
Your smile made the room so bright and your heart was the most perfect and
Utterly heartbroken she added:
“You left this Earth and left behind so many people who loved you. I don’t
know how I’m able to go on. How I can function. How I can be the light and have
joy ever again I’m going to try. Try hard for your beautiful twin
Former model Kelly is an
entrepreneur and co-founder of Alliance of Moms. The community-based
organization supports pregnant and parenting teens in LA’s foster care system
by equipping them with the tools they need to build a better future.
While the Sussexes’ connection
to Kelly remains unclear, it is thought that Meghan may have been friends with
the Zafjen family. Meghan’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson and his wife Tracey
Kurland similarly made a $1,000 donation suggesting that Meghan and Trevor may
have known the family during their relationship.
Trevor and his wife also made a sizeable donation
The GoFundMe page was created
by family friend Kate Jefferson who set up the fundraiser on behalf of Kate and
her grieving family. In the description box, she wrote: “My name is Kate
and I’m raising funds for the Zajfen family so that they may grieve the loss of
their sweet angel boy, George.
“He was the happiest,
kindest boy that walked the earth. George’s heart was compassionate, his smile
contagious, and his love for his twin sister and parents was palpable. This
unexpected loss is beyond devastating and the Zajfen family will need time to
even begin to heal.”