Here's What Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Asking For Instead Of Baby Gifts
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want fans' baby gifts to go to those who truly need it.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's official Instagram account is highlighting several charities close to the couple's hearts ahead of the birth of their first child.The first is The Lunchbox Fund, which provides school meals to children in South Africa who would otherwise be unable to eat. Harry and Meghan are asking that donations be made to the charity rather than sending gifts for their soon-to-come royal baby.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so grateful for the well wishes in anticipation of their first born. Today we introduce you to one of four charities the couple has asked that you consider supporting in lieu of sending gifts," the post read. "For those members of the public who have graciously asked to send baby gifts for the couple’s upcoming arrival, they ask that instead, you consider lending your support to @thelunchboxfund or the other 3 charities through the links in our bio."
The Lunchbox fun thanked Harry and Meghan on Instagram, writing, "Thank you @sussexroyal for shining a light on The Lunchbox Fund."
Later on, in a follow-up post, the House of Sussex made a similar plea for their fans to support Little Village, a London-based organization that helps provide clothes, toys and other essentials for young children.
Little Village and The Lunchbox Fund are the first two out of a total four organizations that Meghan and Harry are highlighting, the other two being WellChild, which supports U.K. children with serious illnesses, and baby2baby, another group working to give children in poverty access to basic necessities.
The couple's generosity campaign comes after a fan last week started a viral #GlobalSussexBabyShower on Twitter, encouraging people to donate to causes near and dear to Meghan's heart.
Meanwhile, time is winding down until Meghan's late April/early May due date! Watch the video below for how Harry is helping his wife prepare for Baby Sussex.