Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are using the royal wedding to help end period stigmas

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If you already bought Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a juicer, you’re out of luck: They don’t want any wedding gifts.

But the couple isn’t turning down donations made in their names to their favorite charities. Ahead of the May 19 royal wedding, Kensington Palace has released a list of organizations they’re supporting, just in case “anyone who might wish to mark the occasion of their wedding” is interested.

“The couple have personally chosen 7 charities which 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,” Kensington Palace announced in a tweet. 

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The list includes Chiva, which supports children diagnosed with HIV; the homeless charity Crisis; Surfers Against Sewage, which advocates for marine conservation; the children’s sports charity StreetGames; and the Wilderness Foundation, which connects vulnerable teens and the great outdoors.



Prince Harry’s military background and passion for helping veterans is represented by the couple’s support for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which helps children who have lost a parent in the military.

And last but not least, Markle honored her strong interest in supporting women’s empowerment and fighting stigmas surrounding menstruation — a topic she wrote about in an essay in Time — by including the Myna Mahila Foundation. Based in India, the charity seeks to offer education about menstrual hygiene, remove taboos, and provide girls with low-cost sanitary pads. It was Markle’s visit to the organization’s offices in January 2017 that inspired her essay.



Donations can be made through each organization’s website.

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