Friday , September 24 2021

Mumbai’s dabbawalas celebrate royal wedding by feeding patients, underprivileged

The ‘Dabbawalas’, who feel a special bond with the royal family ever since Prince Charles met them during his last visit to India and invited two Dabbawala representatives to his wedding to Camilla, have already sent their wedding gifts – a traditional sari dress and kurta jacket – for Harry and Meghan.

A spokesperson of the Mumbai Dabbawalas Association, Subhash Talekar, said their way of celebrating the royal wedding was to distribute food that they got with their own money.

Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African-American culture, watched up close by royals and celebrities and from afar by a global TV audience of millions.

Thousands of people across Britain gathered at street parties and picnics in the sunshine to celebrate the wedding. Residents hosting parties on their streets put up bunting and served tea and cakes on tables decorated with British flags. Others came together in local parks, pitching tents and marquees decked with balloons and flags.

Large crowds watched live broadcasts of the wedding ceremony on big screens across Britain, including in St. Andrews in Scotland, at Winchester Cathedral and in Cambridge.

Some revellers wore masks depicting the faces of Meghan Markle and members of the British royal family.

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