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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Have A Secret Wedding Gift List - And It's Pretty Extravagant

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In the run-up to their wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have requested that any well-wishers make a donation to one of seven charities they have specially selected, rather than send a congratulatory gift.

However, a new report by the Sunday Times has revealed that Harry and Meghan haven’t actually done away altogether with the traditional gift list: instead, they have a private list with member’s club Soho House, which has only been shared with their closest friends and family.

The couple’s decision to place their wedding list at Soho House is hardly a surprising one. Meghan is, after all, close friends with Markus Anderson, the brand’s global membership director; her first date with Harry was reportedly at Dean Street Townhouse, one of Soho House’s London outposts, and her hen party apparently took place at Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds (it’s even been reported that the couple are house-hunting in the vicinity of the latter).

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot in 2011, they opted for a similar tactic, inviting well-wishers to donate to charities while also opening up a ‘secret’ wedding list for friends and family.

According to the Times, items on the Soho House wedding list include a ‘cinema armchair’ in green mohair for a mere £2,495, a ‘cosy emperor bed’ for £2,095 and a vintage-style ‘brass oval bar cart’ for £1,300.

At the cheaper end of the spectrum are Soho House’s Cowshed branded bath and shower gel (£18) or perhaps some LED lightbulbs at £13.

‘When Prince Charles and Diana got married they received more than 6,000 gifts from the public. Kate and William set up the charity list so the good will of the public could be put to good use,’ a source told the Times back in 2011. ‘But they’re also furnishing two homes. So certain guests will be told about the existence of the list.’

According to that source, the Cambridges’ list featured ‘nothing particularly extravagant […] just regular things to help them fill the sparsely decorated cottage in Anglesey,’ where they lived before moving on to Anmer Hall and Kensington Palace.

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