Prince William ‘races to secure Bill Gates funding before Harry’
Mr Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is currently the fourth richest man in the world. He has donated $1.75billion (£1.27billion) to fighting coronavirus since the pandemic began via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
According to Richard Eden, the Daily Mail’s Saturday Diary Editor, William has been becoming increasingly close to the US tech mogul.
Writing for the paper he said: “Prince William is enjoying a blossoming friendship with Bill Gates.
“I hear the Duke of Cambridge held a meeting via video link with the US billionaire on Tuesday, their third such pow-wow in the space of three years.
“No doubt, generous philanthropist Bill could be persuaded to dip into his £99bn fortune to support William and Kate’s Royal Foundation.
“As long as Prince Harry and Meghan don’t get to him first!”
The Royal Family was rocked by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month.
Meghan revealed she’d experienced mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts, since marrying into the Royal Family in 2018.
She also alleged “concerns and conversations” were raised about Archie’s skin tone prior to his birth.