Harry and Meghan name four charities to benefit from daughter's birth

The organisations include Camfed, an international charity working to support girls' education in Africa

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Photograph: Ben Birchall/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Photograph: Ben Birchall/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked that anyone who wants to send a gift to mark the birth of their daughter to make a donation to four charities instead.

In a statement announcing the safe arrival of Lilibet, or Lili, Harry and Meghan invited people to make a donation to charities supporting women and girls, including Camfed.

The international charity, which has a UK base, aims to revolutionise the education of girls in Africa.

The other three charities are the US-based Harvest Home and Girls Inc., and the Myna Mahila Foundation, which works to provide health services and employment opportunities to women in India.

A statement from the couple said Lili was born in Santa Barbara, California, on Friday morning, weighing 7lb 11oz.

“For those inquiring on sending gifts, we would ask that you support or learn more about these organisations working for women and girls: Girls Inc., Harvest Home, Camfed or Myna Mahila Foundation,” the statement said.

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