Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have a Very Unique 'Wedding Registry'
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may already have everything, but they still have one request for their royal wedding.
OK, so they aren’t asking for the typical wedding registry items like a blender, some cutlery, or even a stand mixer. Instead, they are asking people the world over to forgo sending them any physical items and to give to charity instead.
“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,” a tweet from Kensington Palace read.
It added that the couple has personally chosen seven different charities for people to give to in their honor. The charities 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,” according to Kensington Palace.
In a series of tweets, the palace then shared a bit about each charity, including Chiva Projects, which supports children growing up with HIV and their families.
And Crisis UK, a charity that helps people directly out of homelessness.
The couple also chose Myna Mahila, which works to empower women in the slums of Mumbai.
Harry and Meghan also wanted to let people know about Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity that supports children who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces.
They also sent a shout out to Street Games, a charity focused on empowering young people to kick-start a cycle of positive change.
And Surfers Against Sewage, a national marine conservation and campaigning charity dedicated to protecting oceans, beaches, waves, and wildlife.
Last, but certainly not least, Kensington tweeted, “...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.”
Hey, for a couple who has everything, giving back to help make the world a better place in their honor is a pretty solid gift idea.