LONDON (AFP) - What do you give the couple who have everything? The answer, in the case of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is a donation to charity. Not for them the entire roomful of antique furniture including a four-poster bed in maple which Canada gave to William 's mother Diana and Prince Charles for their wedding in 1981. Or the 20 silver platters inscribed with the date of the marriage which was Australia's gift 30 years ago. In a different age, the second-in-line to the throne and his fiancee have asked anyone wanting to give them a present to pay into a fund to support 26 charities, many of which are not particularly well known. They clearly want to spread the charitable giving around the Commonwealth because one is the appeal for aid following the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February which killed more than 200 people. The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service are also on the list of beneficiaries. Yet most of the charities are in Britain and some reflect the prince's military background. A handful of them help service personnel and their families, such as the Army Widows' Association. Donations to can be made in six currencies. The money will be held and distributed by a charitable foundation set up by William and his brother, Prince Harry. William proposed to Kate while on holiday in Kenya, and the prince's affinity for causes in Africa is reflected by his choice of conservation projects run by the Zoological Society of London to save the black rhino and African elephant from extinction. The couple have also decided to support Beatbullying, a children's charity which says it is "working with young people to create a world where bullying, violence and harassment are unacceptable".