It is one of the working-class neighborhoods of New York that Meghan Markle and her husband decided to visit. A stopover far from the royal protocols that shows the simplicity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Their little tour of New York is resounding. After being spotted at the One World Observatory, it is in the streets of Manhattan, in the district of Harlem, that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a small stopover. This Friday, September 24, the couple, after visiting a school in the neighborhood, stopped in a small local restaurant: Melba’s, specializing in African-American cuisine. An unusual visit for members of the royal family, and very noticed, as reported by the Daily Mail on Saturday, September 25.
For the two lovers, expatriates in the United States, were not content to eat in this restaurant run by Melba Wilson, although the grandson of Queen Elizabeth seemed to enjoy the food: “Harry said it was the first time he tried chicken and waffles and he remarked that it was delicious,” a source told the Daily Mail. The couple, committed to humanitarian causes, reportedly pledged $25,000 (21,335 euros) to employees of restaurants impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. It is the owner of the place who first announced this good news on the social network Instagram: “It was such an honor to officially welcome Prince Harry and Meghan (…) at Melba’s,” wrote Melba Wilson before thanking the couple for their generous donation.
The manager of the restaurant was particularly moved to welcome the actress of Suits and her spouse. Especially since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were very friendly. A video posted on the restaurant’s Instagram account proves it: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry warmly hugged Melba Wilson. In fact, the restaurant owner wrote, “This was a dream come true for this girl who was born and raised in Harlem! I am forever grateful,” she marveled. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex seem to prefer simplicity to royal manners. And this for the greatest happiness of the inhabitants of Harlem this Friday, September 24.
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