Prince Harry and Megan Markle to divert wedding gift donation to help children living with HIV
Probably the most discussed wedding of the near future - the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, which takes place on May 19 at Windsor Castle - is likely to take place without gifts. The fact is that the couple decided to ask guests invited to the celebration to instead send funds to several charitable foundations, among which there is an organization dedicated to supporting children living with HIV.
The press service of the Kensington Palace said:
"Prince Harry and Mrs. Megan Markle are extremely grateful for the warm reception shown to them since they announced their engagement, and they really want more people to feel this magnanimity. Therefore, the couple asks everyone who wishes to celebrate this holiday to donate money to charity instead of sending a wedding gift."
According to Mail Online, Harry and Megan have already published a list of seven selected funds. Among them were associations fighting for the rights of women and children, socially unprotected groups and environmental protection:
CHIVA (supports children with HIV)
Crisis (dealing with homelessness)
Myna Mahila (helps Indian women from poor areas find a job)
Scotty's Little Soldiers (helps children of dead servicemen)
StreetGames (popularizes the sport)
Surfers Against Sewage (engaged in protecting the ocean and sea coasts)
The Wilderness Foundation (engaged in the protection of wildlife)
The couple's statement particularly emphasizes that Harry and Megan are determined to continue the work of Princess Diana in support of people living with HIV.