They Don’t Need Nice China: William and Kate Launch Charity Registry

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What do you give the couple that has everything?

Rather than sending Prince William and Kate Middleton an unnecessary wedding gift, you now have a more sensible option.  The couple has just set up the Royal Wedding Charity Fund, which enables people to send donations to their favorite charities via royalweddingcharityfund.org. There are 26 charities to choose from, many of which aren’t well known. The website said that these causes “are close to their hearts and reflect the experiences, passions and values of their lives so far.”

(More on NewsFeed: See William’s and Kate’s official royal wedding website)

So far so good, but fans might be  taken by surprise to find that Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, is not on the list. A spokesperson from Clarence House told NewsFeed, “These charities may otherwise not have attracted a great deal of attention, and they wanted to raise the profile of these foundations which they hope will work on an ongoing basis.” She mentioned that the couple’s choice of charities is centered around the UK. To name a few, the list of charities include: Changing Lives through Arts and Sport, Children Fulfilling Their Potential, and Help and Care at Home. Prince William said his choice stemmed from his trips to countries like Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

So for those who didn’t manage to get their (counterfeit) invitation to the Royal wedding, you’re always welcome to skip the china tea set and throw your funds toward a good cause.  For more details visit www.royalweddingcharityfund.org

(More on NewsFeed: See how to snag a counterfeit invitation)

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