Prince William and Kate Middleton have decided that they would like donations to be made to various charities in lieu of wedding gifts.

According to, the royal couple have hand-picked 24 charities for people to donate to, instead of getting a wedding registry. The name of the charity fund is 'The Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund.'

A statement on the website reads, "Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have created a charitable gift fund to help celebrate their wedding. The fund will focus on assisting charities which support the five causes chosen by the couple. These causes are close to their hearts and reflect the experiences, passions and values of their lives so far."

The statement continued, "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."