A number of charities have received an early wedding present from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the couple have asked guests to make a donation to charity as their wedding present.

The announcement, made through Kensington Palace today, shared the news that Meghan and Harry have selected a number of organisations and causes they are passionate about, though are not personally connected to in any formal capacity.

The lucky charities include; CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association), Crisis, the Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage and The Wilderness Foundation UK.

It’s clear from the list that these charities reflect causes that both Harry and Meghan have a personal interest in, spanning issues such as women’s empowerment, ecological and environmental, mental health and military rehabilitation and support.

As with last weeks post about Ricky Gervais and his innovative charity fundraising through his tour, it’s really great to see Prince Harry and Ms. Markle using their profile and situation to share the goodwill and generosity of guests and the public.

This gesture also proves that charity fundraising can be built into a celebration as part of life, it doesn’t have to exist in isolation!

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Sam Meegan