What do you get a royal couple for their wedding? For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the answer is simple: a donation to charity.
"Prince Harry & Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill they have received since their engagement, and have asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion of their wedding considers giving to charity, instead of sending a gift," Kensington Palace .
The pair has picked out seven charities that "represent a range of issues that they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women's empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces," the Palace .
The organizations are:
CHIVA, the Children's HIV Association, which supports children growing up with HIV and their families across the U.K. and Ireland.
Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, which helps individuals rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind.
Myna Mahalia Foundation, which empowers underprivileged women in Mumbai and breaks taboos about menstrual hygiene. Markle has worked with this foundation and about the period stigma before. She also previously met with girls in Mumbai whose educations were affected by the stigmatization.
Scotty's Little Soldiers, which offers support to children who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces.
StreetGames, "uses sport to empower young people to kick-start a cycle of positive change in their own lives," according to the Palace. Harry and Meghan got to meet with members and volunteers of the charity during their visit to Cardiff, Wales this year.
Surfers Against Sewage, a national marine conservation charity that encourages communities to protect oceans, beaches, wildlife and more.
The Wilderness Foundation UK, which promotes activity in and the conservation of the great outdoors. Prince Harry previously worked with the organization in September 2017.
This marks a selfless and humble move from the couple with the most highly-anticipated wedding of the year. Harry and Meghan's decision to include philanthropy in their royal nuptials also foreshadows how they'll continue to pursue charity work in the next chapter of their lives together.
Markle's Suits costar, Patrick J. Adams, however, is on a household item to gift the couple. "We were trying to choose between like a blender or bread maker. You know something classy, like a good blender," he told last week. "She's gonna need a Vitamix for sure."