Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Provide Meals for Staff and Volunteers at The King Center on MLK Day, Center Expresses Gratitude

The royal couple continues to show the importance of giving back

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to honour Martin Luther King Jr. Day by lending their unwavering support to Mr. King’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King. They did it by providing meals for the staff and volunteers who helped organize the events on Monday at the King Center in Atlanta. The news was shared to PEOPLE through a spokesperson.

The service

The people at the center

Bernice sent out a heartfelt tweet for the service that the couple did, and said that she is so grateful for their graciousness in honouring her father. The King Centre also tweeted out in support of the couple, saying their care matters so much to all who were coming to register and educate voters, as well as those who are giving donations to homeless people.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hired local Black-owned food trucks, Paige’s Pastries & Bistro and Parlay Savory Saloon to provide free lunches to all who were on site and assisted in arranging the day’s events. Aside from regular events held on MLK Day, there was a voter registration and education drive, and a service project to raise donations for unsheltered and homeless citizens living in Atlanta.

The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, who happened to give the sermon at Meghan and Harry’s wedding in 2018, was the keynote speaker at the King Center Commemorative Service. Reverend Curry is currently the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.

Helping important causes

The center

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are following in the footsteps of the late Princess Diana, and have always done humanitarian work for important causes. They have also established the Archewell Foundation for the sole purpose of uniting communities, via local, global, online, and offline charity work.