The royal pair showed their love and support for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the late Baptist minister and iconic civil rights activist.
In honor of his legacy, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex contributed to the King Center’s community service project by providing local Black-owned food trucks for volunteers in Atlanta.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Heartwarming Gesture For Martin Luther King Jr. Day
For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Prince Harry and the former actress honored the late icon by contributing to the King Center’s community service project.
The couple provided free lunch for the organizers, staff, and volunteers from local Black-owned food trucks — Paige’s Pastries & Bistro and Parlay Savory Saloon for the annual event.
In response to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex heartwarming gesture, the King Center committee expressed their profound gratitude on Twitter by sharing pictures from the event alongside the words:
“Thank you, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for providing local Black-owned food trucks for our #MLKDay service project volunteers.”
In addition, the tweet stated that the residents of Atlanta were grateful to the royal couple for their generous contributions to the event.
As shared by PEOPLE, the King Center’s community service project included registering and educating voters and collecting donations for homeless Atlantans.
The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry also appeared as the keynote speaker for the annual King Center Commemorative Service.
Coincidentally, the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church was connected to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as he gave the sermon for their 2018 wedding.
Regarding their charitable nature, the royal lovebirds were similar to Prince Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, who was known for her humanitarian projects.
The pair frequently gave back to those in need through their Archewell Foundation, founded to “uplift and unite communities.”
Last year, the former member of the British Army and his wife participated in Baby2Baby’s drive-thru charity event to distribute school supplies, clothing, food, and more for children in need.
Thank you, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for providing local Black-owned food trucks for our #MLKDay service project volunteers. Your care matters so much to those here to register and educate voters and collect items for our homeless neighbors. pic.twitter.com/U2JPbIxmNy
— The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (@TheKingCenter) January 17, 2022
The Retired Actress Fought For Paid Family And Medical Leave For Americans
Last November, The Blast reported that the Duchess of Sussex penned an open letter to the US congress, fighting for citizens’ rights to paid family and medical leave.
This letter was published on October 20, 2021, and in it, the former actress opened up about her life as a mother with two children — their son Archie and Daughter Lili.
The 40-year-old pointed out that a solid paid leave plan was necessary for the continued survival of working parents as it addressed “mental health outcomes and health care costs.”
To prove that her intentions were pure and not some form of publicity stunt, the mother-of-two contributed to PL+US — the non-profit organization fighting for the same goal.
Neil Sroka, the organization’s director of communications, revealed on Twitter that the “Suits” star had rewarded PL+US employees with $25 Starbucks gift cards.
This act of generosity meant a lot to the committee as they had been working overtime to achieve their goal of obtaining paid medical and family leave for US citizens by 2022.
The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Honored The Late Desmond Tutu
The royal couple paid tribute to the late human rights activist with a joint statement, in which the pair expressed their love for Tutu and his lifetime achievements.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex declared that the Archbishop would forever be remembered for his “optimism, moral clarity, and joyful spirit.”
The doting parents revealed that the Nobel Peace Prize winner had been their friend ever since Prince Harry and Markle traveled to South Africa in 2019.
At the time, Tutu had the honor of holding the couple’s firstborn son, and the brief time they spent together remained imprinted in the royals’ memory.
The icon’s death was also honored by essential figures such as South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and Former US President Barack Obama.