The wedding of British Royals was an extravaganza affair and as promised by Mumbai Dabbawalas, they have distributed sweets to the relatives of patients undergoing treatment in government-run hospitals— Tata Memorial Hospital, KEM Hospital and Wadia Hospital on May 19. The gesture was to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They also engaged themselves in shopping where they bought turban for the groom and Maharashtrian Paithani saree for the bride.

The relationship between the dabbawalas and British royal kicked off in the year 2003 when Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, had visited them in Mumbai. The dabbawalas and Prince Charles had an interaction and the Prince was hugely impressed with their work. The two office-bearers of dabbawalas organization were also invited to the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles in April 2005.

Subhash Talekar, spokesperson of Dabbawala Association said, “Today, along with the regular food, we distributed sweets to them. Though we were not invited for the wedding, this was our way of expressing our happiness on the occasion”

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He further said, “We have an emotional connection with the British royal family. Prince Charles had invited us to his wedding some years ago. The royal family treated us with a lot of respect when we attended the wedding.”

Mumbai Dabbawalas deliver around two lakh lunch boxes to office goers every day. They are famous for their flawless delivery system which has also been studied by global management experts.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married on May 19 at St. George Chapel in Windsor Castle.