Jun 22, 2011
Royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton made it clear that they didn’t want gifts for their wedding.
Instead, they urged fans, friends and family to give to the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund.
Now, according to a tally today on the Prince of Wales’ website, more than $1.7 million (£1,058,367) has been contributed to the fund. And they haven’t even been married eight weeks!
The money will go to benefit the 26 charities personally chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. And the funds will be distributed by the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Contributions to the fund were also made via revenue raised from wedding-related projects including sales of the official Royal Wedding Album and a donation made by Mario Testino’s office from the sales of the photograph of the couple printed in the official wedding brochure, according to Prince Charles’ site. …
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