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Prince William And Kate Middleton Choose Charities Over Gifts

The Royal Wedding (I don’t really know if that should be capitalized; it just felt right) between Prince William and Catherine Middleton takes place in exactly one week.

I know, I know, that doesn’t leave us with much time to pick out a suitable piece of silver-gilt wedding plate.


However, if you haven’t completed your wedding shopping yet, you’re in luck: The Royal Couple (again: caps? no caps? British Monarchy Makes Me Nervous) has set up a charitable gift fund to help celebrate the union.

The Prince William & Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund offers would-be gift-givers the opportunity to donate to a variety of charities they support.

The selected charities are designed to provide assistance and support by a variety of means – whether it’s helping people facing illness, anxiety, or home care needs, or supporting sports and the arts as life-changing tools – each person who donates can choose to give to one charity, or a combination of or all charities.

Requesting donations to a particular charity in lieu of wedding or birthday gifts (or, in some cases, funeral flowers) isn’t a new concept – regardless of social stature. Still, you have to hand it to Prince William and Kate Middleton. They’ve picked out a number of worthy charities that can provide serious help and support to those in need.

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Prince William And Kate Middleton Choose Charities Over Gifts

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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