If you’re thinking of sending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a wedding gift this year, hold off, because the Royal couple have asked you to donate to one of their chosen charities instead. Tweeting today , Kensington Palace, stated that while Harry and Meghan are “incredibly grateful for the goodwill they have received since their engagement” they’d prefer anyone thinking of sending a gift to “consider giving to charity” instead. The Royal household then went on the detail the seven charities the Royal couple have chosen, which includes charities that represent everything from HIV to homelessness, women’s empowerment to the Armed Forces. Here, we take a look at the seven charities the couples have chosen and why they are important to the couple…
National Kindness Day is a day to put your phone down and look at the world around you. How many times do you walk past someone in need without a second glance? How often could you have given someone a compliment but decided not to?
Luxury fashion brand Acne Studios is in trouble for allegedly copying a charity’s shoe design. The charity The Shoe That Grows was founded in 2008 by Kenton Lee, who noticed during his time working at an Kenyan orphanage that the children quickly outgrew their shoes without being provided with new ones.
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The 34-year-old royal was attending the children’s mental health charity, Place2Be Awards at London’s Mansion House, when she was touched by hearing fellow mum Ceri Knapton’s story and leant forward to embrace her. “I just had to do that as a mum,” she said. Ethan, who was nominated for a Young Person Champion Award for raising awareness about the conditions, told the Duchess that he had been bullied at primary school because of his, then undiagnosed, conditions.
This is exactly what comedian Laura Bubble has done, and all for an important cause. Bubble has turned up to several first dates in wedding gear, veil and all, to raise money for the cancer research charity programme ‘Stand Up To Cancer’.
After mastering a smart-yet-summery look during her visit to Luton yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge is out and about again. Another item from her favourite high street store L.K. Bennett, Kate Middleton has chosen a bright scarlet dress worth £225 - the ‘Eugenia’. This comes a day after another series of emotional visits to Keech Hospice, charity Youthscape, child bereavement and trauma service CHUMS and Luton Council of Faiths and Grassroots in Luton yesterday.
One woman, one vision, and that is all it has taken for Isobel Barclay, a textile design graduate from London, to launch her very own brand, on a mission to support girls on their journey to womanhood worldwide. Enough was enough, fusing skill and passion, Isobel wanted to make her mark in the world and launched Taylor + Rani, the beautiful underwear brand that gives back to girls in need. Built around the idea of girls being stronger together, Taylor + Rani is a symbolism of two females coming together, Taylor and Rani, as a representation of sisterhood.
Fully embracing the nautical theme, Kate wore a stylish monochrome ensemble from Alexander McQueen complete with military button detailing and cute kick pleats. It’s not the first time the Duchess has showcased the nautical inspired McQueen outfit. The navy/black and white style outfit with gold button detailing made its debut as Kate met those affected by the Birmingham riots in 2011.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian doing their version of smiling. Photo: Getty Images Between running multiple business ventures, filming her reality show, sitting in hair and makeup for hours a day, taking too many selfies, and raising two young kids, Kim Kardashian has proven herself quite the multitasker. And now she can add two more concurrent activities to that list: Breastfeeding and charity work! Late Wednesday night, Kardashian took to Twitter to express her desire to donate to a young girl she’d seen on television while feeding her newborn son, Saint.
Proceeds from Givenchy Dahlia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume go to a great cause. From its unique gel blush to jeweled faces on the runway, it’s hard not to love all things Givenchy (the mini Pandora bag I got on sale years ago is still my perfect everyday go-to). Alicia Keys serves as both the face of the Givenchy Dhalia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume ($110) and co-founder and global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, an organization that provides, treatment, care, nutrition, and support to children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.
Fashion Week is slowly becoming more of a platform for voices to be heard. One of these influential figures doing their bit for charity is “Project Runway” winner Irina Shabeyeva. The designer is taking part in a fashion show benefiting Freedom Ladder – a nonprofit organisation with the aim of encouraging people to talk about human trafficking. “It turns out there are a lot of fashion designers who really care about this issue,” Thomas Estler, CEO of Freedom Ladder, told TODAY.com.