Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Sent Vegan Gift For Royal Baby

The baby boy, whose name has not yet been announced, has been gifted a wool-free bamboo cardigan by animal rights charity PETA
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Office of the Governor-General)

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry have been sent a vegan gift for their newborn baby boy.

Animal rights charity PETA has sent the as-yet-unnamed baby, who was born on May 6, a wool-free cardigan made of cotton and bamboo from Bramble Crafts.

Royal baby

"I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy," said Prince Harry yesterday as he announced the birth.

"I haven't been at many births. This is definitely my first birth. It was amazing, absolutely incredible, and, as I said, I'm so incredibly proud of my wife.

"As every father and parent will ever say, you know, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I'm just over the moon."

Vegan cardigan sent to the Royal baby by PETA

Vegan rumors

Before the baby was born, it was reported that anonymous sources said Markle wanted to raise the child plant-based, but the Queen was unhappy. "Meghan wants her baby to be raised a vegan," an unnamed 'palace insider' reportedly told Woman's Day.

But another source reportedly revealed to the publication: "It's created tense discussions between Meghan and Harry, who doesn't want to upset his grandmother.

"He's hoping Meghan will settle once the baby comes and he's putting this latest polarising idea down to heightened emotions while being pregnant."

Footage from one of PETA's wool industry exposés

Vegan baby clothes

"A wool-free cardigan is as soft and warm for a baby as it is kind to sheep," PETA Director, Elisa Allen, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

"We hope PETA's gift to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will inspire parents around the world to dress their tots in compassionate, animal-friendly style."

The charity added that it has released 11 exposés of 99 sheep-shearing facilities on four continents, including in the UK, since 2014. "Every time, systemic abuse was revealed," PETA says. "The most recent exposés – recorded on sheep farms in Australia, the world's largest exporter of wool – show that workers beat gentle sheep, mutilated them, and slit their throats when they were fully conscious."

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