Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Use Wedding To Support Charities!
In another development concerning the upcoming wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, it seems the couple announced that instead of receiving wedding gifts they appreciate receiving donations to seven charities of their choosing. A source at Kensington Palace said that the charities chosen have no formal connection with the couple, they simply chose charities that “represent a range of issues they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the armed forces.”
The organisations chosen are: Chiva (Children’s HIV Association), Crisis the Myna Mahila Foundation; Scotty’s Little Soldiers (for orphaned armed forces children), StreetGames; Surfer’s Against Sewage; and The Wilderness Foundation UK.
One of the foundations the couple are supporting works with the homeless people in Windsor where the couple plan to marry on May 19th. Another foundation picked by the couple was one of the charities that Markle visited in India; The Myna Mahila Foundation which works on empowering women in Mumbai’s urban slums by providing employment for women as well as proper hygiene education and access. Street Games is a charity that uses sports to empower the youth, and Surfers Against Sewage is a marine conservation charity, whereas The Wilderness Foundation ‘promotes the benefits of wild nature.’ It is worth noting that Prince William and Kate Middleton also asked to receive charity donations instead of wedding gifts.