Prince Harry and his fiancee do not have any formal relationships with the charities chosen but on the eve of their wedding day, the couple asked for the donation instead of traditional gifts.
The royal couple, Meghan and Harry, have already chosen seven charities which represent a range of issues that they are passionate about. Among these, are small charity structures tied to homelessness, sport for social change, women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, AIDS and the Armed Forces. Many of these small organizations will be definitely pleased to be able to amplify and shine a light on their work.
Dr Amanda Williams, Chair of CHIVA, said that her organization is grateful for such surprising opportunity to raise awareness of HIV.
‘We are delighted and honoured that Prince Harry and Ms Markle have chosen to recognise our work supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people living with HIV in the UK and Ireland,’
Dr Williams added.
Meghan Markle was happy to help Myna Mahila Foundation, the ex-actress met this charity last year and wrote about it in Time Magazine. MMF’s founder Suhani Jalota said:
“Myna Mahila Foundation is delighted to be a part of this special occasion for Ms. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. This support will enable us to expand our reach into more urban slums in Mumbai, empowering local women through access to menstrual hygiene products and employment opportunities.”