Here's What Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Asking For Instead Of Baby Gifts

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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."

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⭐️Thank you @sussexroyal for shining a light on The Lunchbox Fund⭐️ Repost from @sussexroyal: What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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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.

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As a continuation of yesterday’s post, we now introduce you to London based organisation, Little Village. Similar to a food bank, @littlevillagehq is for clothes, toys and essentials for babies and children up to the age of five. The Duchess of Sussex became aware of the organisation last December and strongly believes in their community ethos and goal to ensure every parent and young child have the necessary supplies and support they need. The couple have made private contributions in the last few months, and are excited to share this special organisation with you. Please consider supporting @littlevillagehq - their staff and volunteers work tirelessly to help local families have the support they need to thrive. That’s what community is all about. Photos via: @littlevillagehq

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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.

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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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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.

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