Perfect wedding gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be a donation to select charities
The soon to be royal couple has named 7 charities that people can donate to, including those working for women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness and HIV
You won't need to think about what to take to this wedding as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they do not want any wedding gifts when they get married next month.
The palace announced that the couple has asked for wedding gifts to be made in the form of a donation to a select few charities.
In an announcement made on Twitter, the Palace said, "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. The couple have personally chosen 7 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 & 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 list of charities includes CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association) which supports children who are growing up with HIV and their families across the UK and Ireland. Following Princess Diana's legacy, Prince Harry is determined to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS through his royal work. Prince Harry has campaigned hard to get people to test themselves for HIV and even took a test publicly to prove the importance of such a test.
The charities include @chivaprojects, which supports children growing up with HIV and their families. The charity helps to create a more hopeful and optimistic future for them, ensuring they achieve their greatest potential. https://t.co/W3AQovuL2H pic.twitter.com/BvnZjmzPOl— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 9, 2018
As reported By PEOPLE, the Chair of CHIVA, Dr. Amanda Williams said, "We are delighted and honored that Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen to recognize our work supporting the health and well-being of children and young people living with HIV in the UK and Ireland. We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness of the complex issues for young people growing up with HIV. We are a very small charity and through our work, we support over 1,000 young people living with HIV. All donations will make a significant difference to our programs of work and lead to direct improvements in the lives of these young people."
Another charity doing some excellent work is Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. Prince Harry and Prince William both feel strongly about this and have campaigned hard for it. This is another subject very close to their mother's heart.
.@crisis_uk has also been chosen by the couple. Crisis helps people directly out of homelessness, working side by side with thousands of people each year to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. https://t.co/k7ZYzI1gbF pic.twitter.com/DTPsARVdc9— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 9, 2018
The chief-executive of Crisis, Jon Sparkes said, "We are hugely grateful that Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are asking the public to support Crisis as they celebrate their wedding. Homelessness is one of the most urgent issues of our time, but at Crisis we know what it takes to end it. Donations will help us to support more people to leave homelessness behind through our housing, employment, education and advice services across the country, and to campaign for the changes needed to solve the homelessness crisis once and for all."