PETA has sent a vegan handbag to Meghan Markle in an attempt to get the backing of the Royal family.
The animal rights organization hopes the £290 gift made of vegan leather will sway the latest member of the Royal family to its cause.
PETA presented the bag designed by Alexandra K to the Duchess of Sussex to celebrate her 37th birthday.
It has a gold badge on the front, which states: “This bag is animal cruelty free and vegan.”
PETA director Elisa Allen said: “PETA believes this animal-friendly bag is absolutely perfect for the Duchess, as she is mostly vegan and cares about animals and the environment – in sharp contrast to the leather industry, which, in partnership with the meat trade, kills over 1 billion animals every year.”
“PETA hopes the gift will encourage the royal family and its fans alike to embrace compassionate brands like Alexandra K and to steer clear of cruelly obtained animal skins.”
But PETA could be disappointed.
There are many rules surrounding what gifts Meghan and other Royals can accept. The general rule is that Royals are not allowed to accept gifts from people they don’t know.