And it couldn't be more them...
It’s tradition that, ahead of their wedding day, the bride and groom issues a gift list so that friends and loved ones can gift them something useful for newly-married life.
But Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t your usual bride and groom, so it’s not surprising that their wedding gift list is a little different from your run-of-the-mill nuptials.
In a statement released on social media, Kensington Palace has shared that the couple have requested well-wishers make a donation to one of seven charities close to their heart in the place of a wedding present.
The charities include Children’s HIV association (CHIVA); homeless charity Crisis; the Myna Mahila Foundation, supporting 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.
Each charity represents a social issue that the couple are passionate about, according to Kensington Palace.
We think it’s a really lovely idea that celebrates who Harry and Meghan are – and is much better than a Kitchen Aid or Dyson Hoover.
Don’t know about you, but we’re counting down the days until the 19th of May now…