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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don't want wedding gifts for the sweetest reason

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting ready for their big day, but instead of wedding gifts, they are asking for donations to their favorite charities.


Emily Treadgold


In lieu of wedding gifts, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are asking for donations to their favorite charities instead. 

 

Kensington Palace announced on April 9th, "Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement and are keen that as many people as possible benefit from this generosity of spirit. The couple have therefore asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion considers making a donation to charity, rather than sending a wedding gift."

 

Markle and her future husband have selected seven charitable organizations that reflect their values.

The charities include CHIVA (Children's HIV Association), Crisis, the Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty's Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage and The Wilderness Foundation UK.

 

The press release states, "The couple have chosen charities which represent a range of issues that they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women's empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces."

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement and are keen that as many people as possible benefit from this generosity of spirit. The couple have therefore asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion considers making a donation to charity, rather than sending a wedding gift.

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The former actress has a passion for supporting women and visited the Myna Mahila Foundation, a charity that empowers women in Mumbai. Prince Harry has a military background hence the support of Scottys Little Soldiers, a group that supports children who have lost a parent in the armed forces. The couple has made a lot of efforts to visit the organizations and raise their public awareness.

 

His mother, the late Princess Diana, was also a huge supporter of CHIVA, an organization that helps children and their families living with HIV, and Crisis a national charity for the homeless.

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