royal-wedding
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes
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According to British officials, when Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot on April 29th, over two billion sets of eyes will tune in.

The ceremony is set to begin at 11 a.m. London time and will be broadcast and streamed live by many networks, including the BBC.

As we reported earlier, in lieu of gifts, the couple are asking donations to 26 hand-picked charities they passionately support. “These causes are close to their hearts and reflect the experiences, passions and values of their lives so far,” the site reads. “Having been touched by the goodwill shown to them since their engagement, they have asked that anyone wishing to send them a wedding gift consider doing so in the form of a donation to the fund.”

I would love to see officials take advantage of the turnout by promoting the fund through as many channels as possible. In my experience, when people see something heartwarming (like a wedding), they’re generally more giving – and that could mean a tremendous amount of support for these organizations.

Will you be tuning in on the 29th?

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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