One of the most anticipated events of the year is approaching: the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will unite their lives in marriage on May 19.
As the date approaches, a statement from Kensington Palace announced that the couple does not want wedding gifts, but instead donations to seven charities that "represent several issues on which they feel passionate about."
"The couple has 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. Many of these are small charities, and the couple is pleased to be able to amplify and shine a light on their work," notes the statement.
Prince Harry & Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill they have received since their engagement, & have asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion of their wedding considers giving to charity, instead of sending a gift. https://t.co/lzfrRmoeUv pic.twitter.com/nxrTZtIKBY— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 9, 2018
The couple has no formal relationship with the charities chosen which are: CHIVA (Association of children's HIV); Crisis; the Myna Mahila Foundation; Scotty's Little Soldiers - which watches over children of the military of the Armed Forces; StreetGames; Surfers Against Sewage (Surfer against wastewater); and the United Kingdom Wildlife Foundation.
In 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton also asked for charitable donations instead of wedding gifts.
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