18 Apr '11, 8am

Australia donates to charity as royal wedding gift - Straits Times #groomweddingspeech

Australia donates to charity as royal wedding gift - Straits Times #groomweddingspeech

The couple, who will marry on April 29, have asked that anyone intending to send them presents instead give the money to charity. -- PHOTO: AP SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA said on Monday it will donate A$25,000 (S$32,800) to the Royal Flying Doctor Service as a wedding gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton. The couple, who will marry on April 29, have asked that anyone intending to send them presents instead give the money to charity. 'The gift was decided following a request from the happy couple to donate to one of their nominated charities instead of a wedding gift,' said Prime Minister Julia Gillard's office. 'The Royal Flying Doctor Service has had the longstanding support of the Royal Family for many decades and we are extremely pleased to be able to add to this support through this gift. It is a very generous gesture for the happy couple to ask for donations that will go ...

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