The First Family plans to mark the UK’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by donating to a charity of the couple’s choosing, despite not being invited to the star-studded event.
According to the Daily Mail, President Trump and First Lady Melania will donate to one of seven charities selected by the royal couple instead of receiving wedding gifts; including ocean preservation and HIV-related organizations.
“President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,” said Lindsay Walters, a spokeswoman for the White House.
A representative for Prince Harry announced the decision last month to forego traditional gifts; instead asking those who attend the wedding to donate to one of the Prince’s selected charities.
“The couple have therefore asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion considers making a donation to charity, rather than sending a wedding gift,” said the spokesperson.