Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Christmas gift to Kiwi social enterprise

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have given generously to a New Zealand social enterprise this Christmas, ensuring all Kiwi kids in need stay cosy and warm. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent a letter requesting to buy 100 handmade woollen hats from Make Give Live for Kiwi children in need on behalf of their son Archie.

In the letter, the couple explained they hoped their purchase would help to keep knitting groups together as a place where people can talk, connect, and support each other.

Make Give Live founder Claire Conza says the letter from the pair was a "wonderful gift" arriving just a few days before Christmas.

"As Make Give Live operates on a buy one, give one model, this will allow the group to make an extra 200 hats to distribute to families in need next winter through the various charities it supports," Conza says.

It's not the first time the royal couple have been spotted supporting Make Give Live. On New Year's Day 2020 they shared an image to the Sussex Royal Instagram account of Prince Harry holding a young Archie who is wearing a Make Give Live woollen hat.

The image of the father and son, taken in chilly Canada, inspired thousands of beanie orders from across the world. 

Conza says the exposure allowed the enterprise to support even more Kiwis through 2020 and they wanted to continue to help out.

"The publicity has enabled us to grow our impact massively and our message has reached all corners of the globe. This year we have donated over 3500 hats to people in need," Conza says.

"I recently posted a message on social media asking how I could get a card to them sharing how grateful we were to Harry and Meghan for shining a light on the work we do."

And it appears Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have helped this card get where it needed to be. 

"It [Prince Harry and Meghan's letter] said Jacinda Ardern had let them know we were trying to get in touch and that Archie continues to wear our beanies as they have one in every size."