Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared an affection photo of them together on their new joint Instagram as they asked fans to stop sending gifts for their new baby and donate to charity instead.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recommended charities that fans could support instead of buying presents for their first child, who is due in the next few weeks.
In the second post on their new account, which was launched on Tuesday and already has four million followers, the couple said they were ‘immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child’.
But they added: ‘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.’
The pair recommended four charities which fans could support: the Lunchbox Fund, which works to provide a daily meal for impoverished children in South Africa; Little Village HQ, which provides clothes for children under five; WellChild, which tries to get ill children out of hospital and back home; and Baby2Baby, which tries to provide necessities for children up to 12 years old.