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Meghan Markle's Baby Shower Is Going Global, Thanks to a Charity-Minded Fan

A Twitter user launched the #GlobalSussexBabyShower campaign, encouraging donations to the Duchess's favorite charities.
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After the Duchess's ultra-luxe—and sadly, exclusive—baby shower in New York City, the whole world is finding a sweet way to celebrate the arrival of baby Sussex.

Twitter user @freepeeper (identified as Elle Harris by Good Morning America), launched the worldwide shower with the hashtag #GlobalSussexBabyShower on March 28. "We’re kicking off a GLOBAL fundraiser on Sunday, 31st of March in honor of #BabySussex and the compassion and altruism of The #DukeandDuchessofSussex," Harris tweeted, adding that she'd selected three charities known to be favorites of Meghan's.


"Twitter can be a pretty negative space," Harris told GMA. "I hoped the hashtag would promote kindness in our little corner of the internet... I’d want the Duke and Duchess to know that there are many people out there are inspired by their examples, who support them, and who are so happy for the impending addition to their family."

The campaign quickly became a success. Among the charities that received donations was CAMFED, an organization focused on empowering women in rural Africa. On International Women's Day, Meghan participated in a panel alongside CAMFED's executive director, Angeline Murimirwa. The charity couldn't have been more excited and grateful for the flood of donations. "OK all you amazing, warm-hearted & generous people: You completely floored us today when you started sending your support & donations," CAMFED tweeted.


Meghan with her fellow panelists on International Women’s Day.

The Mayhew, an animal welfare charity and a patronage of Meghan's, also received some goodwill. "We're incredibly touched by the generosity of everyone who joined the #GlobalSussexBabyShower this weekend! THANK YOU to everyone who donated and showed their support, you are amazing," the charity tweeted, including an adorable photo of one of their dogs.


WellChild was the last charity recommended by Harris, due to Meghan's participation in their awards ceremony this past September. "It's great that an online outpouring of goodwill can lead to practical help for children with serious illness and their families," the organization's CEO said in a tweet.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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