On Sunday (June 6) we all received the exciting news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had welcomed their second child, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Baby Lili, named after the Queen and the late Princess Diana, was born on Friday (June 4) in Santa Barbara. But, unlike most new parents who are showered with baby grows and nappy bags, Harry and Meghan have requested a gift quite different to the norm.
In the official announcement of the birth on the couple's Archewell site, Harry and Meghan asked that in lieu of traditional gifts, royal fans and well wishers instead support the organisations close to their hearts.
The message said; "For those inquiring on sending gifts, we would ask that you support or learn more about these organisations working for women and girls: Girls Inc., Harvest Home, CAMFED or Myna Mahila Foundation."
The request to support organisations working for women and girls is a sweet nod to their new daughter. Girls Inc. is "building a new generation of leaders" by "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold", and similarly the Myna Mahila Foundation "empowers women" whilst "building women's networks".
Harry and Meghan are known for their philanthropic endeavours, and their Archewell Foundation works to "unleash the power of compassion to drive systemic cultural change" through non-profit work. Some of the foundation's work includes providing affordable and accessible mental health resources to Black women and girls, and building relief centres in regions disproportionately impacted by hunger.
Congratulations to Meghan, Harry and Archie on the arrival of baby Lili!
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