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Thank you for your support! Sussexes send thanks after global baby shower

With Baby Sussex just weeks (or days) away, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are well aware of how excited everyone is for the new royal.

Last week, the Duke and Duchess asked for supporters of the couple to donate to various organisations in lieu of sending gifts for their little one.

In their Instagram post yesterday, they said, in part, “Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much.”

In the same Instagram post, each of the four charities that benefited from the global shower reflected on just how much some royal love helps.

Little Village is an organisation that provides baby clothes and equipment to families in need. Providing for families until their child is the age of five, the goal is to help London based families.

Through the gifts in honour of Baby Sussex, the charity has had donations from everywhere from the United Arab Emirates to Hong Kong, and of course, the U.S. Monthly donors have also increased as well as volunteer applications.

The next organisation chosen for donations by the Sussexes was WellChild. WellChild is a national UK charity that makes it possible for children with health needs to be cared for at home instead of a hospital, whenever possible.

WellChild is now able to provide over 300 hours of additional specialist care to a child with serious health needs. Allowing families to stay together at home rather than in a hospital.

Baby2Baby provides children in poverty who are aged 0-12 years with all the basic necessities that every child needs.  The charity has distributed over 50 million items in the last seven years. Thanks to the Sussexes, the charity received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, and they have received monetary donations from around the world.

Last but not least is the Lunchbox Fund.  Founded in 2005, the charity helps vulnerable and food-insecure children in South Africa get the education and the nutrition that they need to build a life free of poverty.

With the help of the Sussexes, Lunchbox Fund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 nutritious meals to children across South Africa.

Baby Sussex is due any minute now. The Duke and Duchess have announced they will keep the birth of the baby private and will release information regarding the birth once they have celebrated privately.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.