Vegan Charity Gives Prince Harry And Meghan Markle A Bull As A Wedding Gift

The animal will be named 'Merry' - in honor of the happy couple
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - and their adopted bull Merry (Photo: Mick Jones)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - and their adopted bull Merry (Photo: Mick Jones)

A vegan charity has gifted Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle a bull as a wedding present.

Campaigners from PETA adopted the animal in India, claiming he was 'weak and injured, likely after a lifetime of being forced to toil in the hot sun pulling a heavy cart'.

The bull has been named Merry - a hydrid of Meghan and Harry - in honor of the pair. He will spend the rest of his days relaxing in peace at a sanctuary in Maharashtra, India.

Wedding present

PETA founder, Ingrid Newkirk, said: "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle now have a one-ton bull to call their own.

"Rescuing Merry is an ideal wedding present for a couple who want their day celebrated with charitable works and contributions.

"The royal wedding is the perfect time for anyone to spare a thought for and show some love to all our fellow living beings."

Will Harry love Merry? (Photo: Chatham House)

Will Harry love Merry? (Photo: Chatham House)

Plant-based

The royal couple, who haven't publicly acknowledged the gift, have been featured fairly regularly on the pages on vegan-interest publications recently. While neither are vegan - and Prince Harry has a history of hunting - according to reports they are following a 'mainly' plant-based diet in the run-up to their nuptials on May 19.

A source told the Mail Online that the Prince started juicing under his fiancée's influence, and that: "She’s also weaning him off meat."

Speaking about Harry's pre-wedding diet, The Telegraph said: "It will be mainly vegan."