Harry And Meghan Asked The Public To Donate To These Charities Instead Of Sending Baby Gifts

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are politely saying, 'No presents, please' in the lead up to the birth of their first baby.

The royal couple has been inundated with gifts since they announced they were expecting, taking home a whopping 236 presents from their trip to Australia alone.

And apart from the fact that they'd be running out of cupboard space in their new home at Frogmore Cottage -- the royals have pointed out that any gifts or donations would be better off going to those in need.

"In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need," Harry and Megs announced via their new Instagram page.


"If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks," the message continued. "If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected..." the post read.

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So if you've been itching to send the royals something nice as they prepare to become parents -- these are the four charities they're asking fans to donate to.

The Lunchbox Fund

The Lunchbox Fund was founded in 2005 in response to the education crisis in South Africa, and now feeds 27,000 children a meal at school nationally across the country each day.

"This meal encourages children to attend school and enables them to better concentrate and maximise their learning potential," the royals wrote on Instagram.

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Little Village

Little Village is a London-based charity that works just like a food bank -- but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and young kids.

"We don’t receive any public funding, so your contribution, however small, will make a real difference to our work," the charity wrote on Instagram after receiving the shout out from Harry and Meghan.

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Well Child

Well Child is a UK-based charity aimed at helping children and young people living with serious illness and exceptional health needs. The organisation's vision is to help kids and their families leave hospital quicker and live full lives in their own homes.

The charity wrote on Instagram that it was "overwhelmed" by the generosity of the royal couple's well-wishers.


This Los Angeles-based charity provides children living in poverty aged 0-12 with basic necessities like nappies and clothing. Celeb ambassadors include Julie Bowen, Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Kate Hudson and Nicole Richie.

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