Harry and Meghan have asked for the sweetest thing as wedding gifts
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19 2018 in the year’s most talked-about nuptials.
And if, like us, you’re eagerly awaiting every last detail of the upcoming event, we’ve just heard another snippet of intel.
Prince Harry and Meghan are apparently shunning a gift list and instead of asking their guests to donate money to Harry’s charity via his Royal Foundation.
Discussing the decision, a source told The Sun: “Prince Harry is a man who has everything. He doesn’t want guests spending lots of time buying him extravagant presents but he does want them to support his charity work.
“Obviously he has his own foundation with Prince William and Kate, and he also supports organisations like Wellchild and the Invictus Foundation.
“He’s expected to provide more specific information with the individual invites.”
While the vast majority of us won’t make the cut and will be forced to watch the action on TV, it seems we’re not alone.
According to The Mail On Sunday, even family members are being culled from the invite list.
As Kensington Palace prepares to send out the invites, one person who won’t find a coveted envelope on her doormat is Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
Sarah, who was married to Prince Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew, has apparently been snubbed – just like she was from William and Kate’s wedding.
Luckily for Fergie, she’ll get to experience the excitement of a glittering wedding when her daughter, Princess Eugenie, walks down the aisle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in October.
Meghan and Harry made their TV debut as a couple earlier this week in a special BBC interview with Radio 4 presenter Mishall Husain following their engagement news. As you can expect, we were *swooning* over their cuteness throughout.
The newly engaged royals opened up about everything, from the moment Harry proposed (over roast chicken) to how they first met and their romantic getaway to Botswana, which happened just after their second date.
The couple explained, while holding hands and adorably looking into each others eyes, that they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend – yes, really.
“I think about three, maybe four weeks later that I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana,” said Prince Harry. “We camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.”
When asked what his late mother, Princess Diana, would think of their engagement, Prince Harry, 33, said she’d be “jumping up and down” before saying that he believed Meghan, 36, and Diana would have been “thick as thieves… best friends.”
Harry also spoke about Meghan’s stunning engagement ring, explaining its comprised of two diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection and one centre stone from Botswana, on top of a classic yellow gold band.
The news of Harry and Meghan’s engagement broke in November via a statement made on the Kensington Palace Instagram account.
The statement reads:
“His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. The Prince of Wales made this announcement this morning:
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.
The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.
His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty, The Queen and other close members of his family.
Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents.
The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.”
It’s been reported that as Meghan is American she will become a British Citizen, as well as being both baptised and confirmed into the Church of England before the big day.
Back in September during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first joint appearance, holding hands for the cameras and being all cute.
The former Suits actress (yep, she has quit the show) also spoke about her boyfriend for the first time.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, she said of her royal beau: “We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”
Late last year, the Prince was forced to release a statement regarding his relationship with Meghan and the racism she has faced on account of it. Speaking about how her relationship has been affected by its high profile, she said: “It has its challenges, and it comes in waves – some days it can feel more challenging than others,” she said. “And right out of the gate it was surprising the way things changed. But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend’s support.”
She went on: “I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it’s really simple.
“We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
Source: glamourmagazine co uk
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