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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Asking the Public for Charitable Donations in Lieu of Gifts

By TheBlast Staff

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are acknowledging the hoards of well-wishers who want to send them gifts to celebrate their upcoming wedding and asking them to donate to charity instead.

Kensington Palace tweeted out a statement on behalf of the couple, explaining that the Prince and his finacée were "incredibly grateful for the goodwill they have received since their engagement" but would prefer donations to charity in lieu of wedding presents.

The request doesn't come as a huge surprise since the royal family has a very stringent policy on accepting gifts. Additionally, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry do nearly all of their public work in the service of charitable organizations.

According to the Palace, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have personally chosen seven charities "which represent a range of issues that they are passionate about." Those charities encompass "women's empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces."

To see the full list of charities or to donate, click here.

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