Posted on Thu Jun 23, 2011 09:50 AM PDT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Will and Kate) have released a new, official royal photo taken in honor of their 2011 Royal Tour to Canada as news breaks that their wedding raised $1.7 million for charity.
The Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund, a fund Will and Kate set up for donations in lieu of wedding gifts, raised $1.7 million that will be distributed to various charities chosen by the couple, St. James' Palace said.
The total included both direct donations and revenue from wedding-related projects, such as Mario Testino donating money from the sales of the photograph he took of Will and Kate that was printed in their official wedding brochure.
William and Kate, both 29, will embark on their first official tour as a married couple this summer. They'll be in Canada June 30 through July 8. Sounds like a busy schedule!
On July 8, they'll head to Los Angeles for a two-day trip that will include a polo match for charity, a visit with war veterans, a star-studded BAFTA event and more.
The money will benefit 26 charities in total, and will be distributed amongst them by the Foundation of Prince William and Harry.
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