And to make things a little easier, they outlined seven charities close to their hearts. These included:
Children’s HIV association (CHIVA); the Myna Mahila Foundation, which supports women in Mumbai’s slums; Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity supporting children who have lost a parent in the Armed Forces; young persons charity Street Games; marine conservation organisation Surfers Against Sewage (SAS); and, finally, the Wilderness Foundation.
Now, just days after the couple wed at St. George’s chapel in Windsor, heads of states and powerful supporters of the lovebirds have been taking to Twitter to announce their charities of choice, and it’s a heartwarming mixed bag.
A press release from the statesmen read:
“Today, Canadians joined in celebration as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married.”
“To celebrate their union, Canada will donate $50,000 to Jumpstart, a Canadian charity dedicated to making play and sports more accessible to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since 2005, Jumpstart has helped more than 1.6 million children of all abilities get out on the field and be part of a team.”
To mark the wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan, on behalf of all Canadians the Government of Canada will donate $50,000 to Jumpstart, a Canadian charity dedicated to making play and sports more accessible to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. #cdncrown #cdnpoli #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/rAvXPtoSpy
— Canadian Crown (@Canadian_Crown) May 19, 2018
On behalf of 1.6 M Jumpstart kids, thank you @JustinTrudeau & the Government of Canada for this contribution to @CTJumpstart in celebration of Prince Harry & Ms. Meghan Markle’s #RoyalWedding! https://t.co/t6dFludGLi pic.twitter.com/37WS5wbnbK
— Jumpstart (@CTJumpstart) May 19, 2018
Despite not being invited to the royal wedding, Donald Trump, in a surprising show of generosity, has released a statement saying the Whitehouse, the President and his First Lady, Melania Trump will make a donation to one of Prince Harry and Meghan’s chosen charities.
We’ll wait for an official confirmation of this happening.
One to surely make Prince Harry and Meghan Markle laugh, Peta India has adopted a bull in the royal couple’s name – quite literally, as the bull, who was found weak and injured on the roadside, has been named ‘Merry’, an amalgamation of Harry and Meghan’s name. TOO CUTE!
⚡️ “Prince Harry & Meghan’s Royal Wedding Gift From PETA India Is a Bull!”https://t.co/jewL43mkxw
— PETA India (@PetaIndia) May 19, 2018
Aussie Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull has announced the land down under will be making a generous donation to Prince Harry’s charity – the Invictus Games, which are being hosted in Sydney later this year.
He took to his Instagram page to show support.
Congratulations Harry & Meghan on your wedding day. Our young lifesavers are modelling the two Akubras we have waiting for you when you come down under later this year for the Invictus Games. And Australia will also be making a donation to Invictus in honour of your wedding! With our very best wishes for a long and happy life together, Malcolm and Lucy.
A post shared by Malcolm Turnbull (@turnbullmalcolm) on May 19, 2018 at 12:25am PDT
It seems the whole of Australia is feeling the royal wedding love, and in an additional outpouring of support, the Australian area of New South Wales has announced it’s going to name two koala bears, living at Taronga Zoo, Harry and Meghan.
The koalas haven’t even been born yet, but we can’t wait to see their first official portraits.
The region will also be making a donation of $5,000 (£2,800) “towards preserving koala habitats.”
Wishing Harry and Meghan a very happy wedding day tomorrow. As a gift from the people of NSW we have named these two koalas (still in their Mums’ pouches) Harry and Meghan at @tarongazoo. We have also donated $5,000 towards preserving koala habitats. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/iyTYEjT2Rb
— Gladys Berejiklian (@GladysB) May 18, 2018
The French are never ones to stick to the rules and French President, Emmanuel Macron wanted to give something especially stylish and fashionable, hence a bespoke piece from ST Dupont’s 007 collection which includes a pen and lighter. Not quite so charitable, but very cool, non-the-less.
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