Prince William and future Princess Catherine – Charity Wedding Guests
If you can judge a person by his or her friends, then Prince William and future Princess Catherine are surely charitable souls. Their wedding guests include representatives from many charitable organizations that the couple (although primarily Prince William) have come to know over the years.
(If you wish to read more about Princess Catherine’s charity work and interests, click here.)
The following charities will be represented at the royal wedding, with guests being those representatives closest to William and Kate (click here for all our charity-news about Kate Middleton):
Tusk Trust:This is a conservation-oriented charity and is one of the charities that Prince William and Kate Middleton chose to benefit from the proceeds of their first post-engagement interview. Charlie Mayhew is the Chief Executive of Tusk Trust and will attend the wedding. Mr. Barty Pleydell-Bouverie will also attend. Mr. Pleydell-Bouverie was responsible for an African bike tour fundraiser three years ago for the Tusk Trust.
Child Bereavement Charity: This charity works with children who have been bereaved and with families who have lost a child. This type of charity is obviously very close to the hearts of both Prince William and Catherine given that they chose a similar charity, the Cruse Bereavement Care Fund for their Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund. Mrs. Ann Chalmers, Chief Executive, and Mrs. Julia Samuel, Chair, of the Child Bereavement Charity will both attend the royal wedding.
Centrepoint: Centrepoint is a charity that helps give homeless young people a future. It is also one of the charities that benefited from the proceeds of William and Kate’s first post-engagement interview. Mr. Seyi Obakin is the Chief Executive who spent time on the streets with Prince William to raise awareness of homelessness. Mr. Obakin will be a guest at the royal wedding. Prince William, like his mother, Princess Diana, is Patron of Centrepoint.
Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth: This organization was created by Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe and focuses on advocacy for the needs of disadvantaged children in Australia. Prince William became friends with Ian during a visit to Australia in 2010 and continues to support the charity. Ian Thorpe will be a guest at the royal wedding.
Help for Heroes: This charity supports members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in service to their country. Prince William and Prince Harry support this charity. The charity was developed by Mr. and Mrs. Bryn Parry who will be guests at the royal wedding.
Burnaby Blue Foundation: This is a Foundation that grew out of an expedition to Azerbaijan – following the route of Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby. The expedition resulted in community projects that provide support to people in Azerbaijan and, more recently, Kenya. Prince Harry has participated in some of these community projects. Major Tom Archer-Burton, who led one of the Burnaby Blue expeditions, was Prince William’s and Prince Harry’s Commanding Officer in the Household Cavalry. Major Archer-Burton will attend the wedding.
SkillForce: This is an education charity that works with at-risk young people to help them obtain the skills they need to become productive members of the work force. Prince William has been Patron of SkillForce since 2009. Chief Executive, Peter Cross, has received an invitation to the wedding (and will attend).
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust: The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer treatment, research and education centre. Mrs. Tessa Green is former Chairman and has received an invitation to the wedding.
Mountain Rescue: This organization liaises with various government departments in the running of mountain and cave rescues. The chairman of Mountain Rescue, Mr. David Allan, has been invited to the royal wedding. Prince William became patron of the charitable organization in 2007.
Fields in Trust: This Trust protects and improves outdoor playing fields and spaces in the United Kingdom. As part of the Trust, the ”Queen Elizabeth Fields” was created in honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Prince William is Patron of this initiative. Mrs. Alison Moore-Gwyn, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, will be a guest at the wedding.
Although the above charities are not part of the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund, they are all charities supported by the royal couple. After the excitement of the royal wedding curtails, it is highly likely that Prince William and soon-to-be Princess Catherine would be very grateful if these charities were supported by any of their admirers.
If you wish to read more about Kate Middleton’s charity work and interests, click here.
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