March 17

Charities – big beneficiaries of Royal Wedding

Prince William and Kate Middleton have set up a charitable gift fund for well-wishers who want to send them a wedding present, reports the London Daily Mirror (16/3) .

It is part of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, which have become significant donors to many good causes.

They have  been touched by the goodwill shown by the public since their engagement was announced and have established the fund as an alternative to receiving gifts.    

Donations can be made through the website


….Canada New Zealand and Australia…

They have selected 26 charities and good causes to which people can donate, including the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal,  the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Royal Flying Doctor Service – Australia.

St James's Palace said in a statement:

"Many of the charities are little known, without existing royal patronage, and undertake excellent work within specific communities.

"They are charities that have a particular resonance with Prince William and Miss Middleton and reflect issues in which the couple have been particularly interested in their lives to date." 

"The charities include some based in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, to reflect the couple's close ties to and affection for the three countries following visits by Prince William in the past."

…the areas….

The areas are: changing lives through arts and sport, children fulfilling their potential, help and care at home, support for service personnel and their families, and conservation for future generations.



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