Kensington Palace officially reveals a special decision of Harry and Meghan for their wedding
Choosing the perfect wedding present is not always the easiest thing to do, especially if the groom- and bride-to-be is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
As the world prepares for the wedding of the century, Kensington Palace released an important statement about the wedding registry.
The couple announced their engagement in November 2017 and will exchange vows on May 19, 2018, at St. George's Chapel.
People reported that the Royal couple took the guesswork out of the process, and asked instead that donations be made to charities near and dear to them.
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— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 9, 2018
Seven charities made it to the shortlist, including Children's HIV Association, an organization close to the late Princess Diana's heart.
Diana worked effortlessly to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, and Prince Harry is determined to follow in her footsteps.
Next up is @MynaMahila, which empowers women in Mumbai's slums by providing them with a trusted network, stable employment & the chance to grow as individuals & businesswomen, and breaks taboos around menstrual hygiene. https://t.co/suzul1y9cw pic.twitter.com/eIG3GP6bW7— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 9, 2018
He recently campaigned for people to get tested for HIV, and set an example by taking the test publically as well.
Some of the other charities on the list include CRISIS, Myna Mahila, and Scotty's Little Soldiers. CRISIS focusses on the plight of homeless people, another cause close to Diana's heart.
Also selected is @StreetGames, a charity which uses sport to empower young people to kick-start a cycle of positive change in their own lives. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited one of the charity's projects together in Cardiff earlier this year. https://t.co/UPY6Nyt2k6 pic.twitter.com/0XQJOL6iNj— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 9, 2018
The Chief Executive of Crisis, Jon Sparkles, thanked Prince Harry and Markle for their support. In his statement, he reminded citizens that 'homelessness is one of the most urgent issues of our time.'
Sparkles said that any donation received will be used to support homeless individuals and will go towards housing, employment, education and advice services.
Finally, the couple have chosen @WildernessUK, which promotes the benefits & enjoyment of wild nature. Through the great outdoors, the charity helps build resilience in vulnerable teenagers & introduces rural employment to urban youth. https://t.co/PqKQ9UkV2B pic.twitter.com/vL4UEJTlWL— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 9, 2018
The Myna Mahila Foundation empowers women in Mumbai by providing support where need. The cause is close to Markle's heart, who visited the foundation in 2017.
“I traveled to Delhi and Mumbai this January with World Vision to meet girls and women directly impacted by the stigmatization of menstrual health and to learn how it hinders girls’ education."
Meghan Markle, Time, March 8, 2017.
Other charities on their shortlist include The Wilderness Foundation UK, Surfers Against Sewage and Street Games.