Saturday, 7 May 2011

Kate and William's unusual wedding gift!

What do you give the couple the couple that have everything? William and kate requested donations to their favourite charities in lieu of wedding gifts. The gift fund supported twenty six charities, incorporating the armed forces, the elderly and art. These were chosen specifically by the couple in the months building up to the wedding. St James's palace said in a statement 'Having been touched by the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement , Prince William and Catherine Middleton have asked that anyone who might wish to give them a wedding gift consider giving instead to a charitable fund' This website was set up for well wishers wishing to donate, The chosen charities are not well known and in need of any support possible however Chester Zoo decided to give the couple a rather unusual gift! A penguin chick from an endangered species. The penguin named 'Acorn' will not be living in Anglesey with the newlyweds instead it will remain in Chester Zoo with fifty penguins of the Humboldt species from which it belongs.  A spokesman for the zoo said 'We are honored to have William and Kate as adoptive parents, hopefully the happy couple will come and see Acorn playing in his pool very soon' Acorn was chosen as a gift by members of the public who voted through a social networking site. We shall keep an eye on Chester zoo for a sighing of the newlyweds! :)

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