Newly-Wed Meghan Markle Promises To Give More Time To Indian Charity


New Delhi: Newly-wed Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has promised to give more time to Indian charity, handpicked for donations in lieu of gifts for her royal wedding to Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.

As the 36-year-old former actress mingled with the 600 guests invited to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, she told Mumbai-based Myna Mahila Foundation founder that she is looking forward to giving more time to the women’s empowerment charity.

“It was the highlight of the day, to meet the bride. She was as down to earth and as approachable as ever. She said that now she would be able to give more time to Myna and other humanitarian work,” said SuhaniJalota, who founded the charity nearly three years ago.

As a guest in the chapel and the lunchtime reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II soon after at St. George’s Hall in the Castle, Jalota received lot of compliments for her pastel sari with Indian motifs.

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who was among the guests as one of the bride’s close friends from the acting world, also bonded with her over her “very pretty” outfit and their mutual admiration for their mothers’ support in their lives.

“It was just such a heart-warming experience... going to the chapel and reception afterwards made the whole thing a lot more grounded. When you perceive this from the outside, it is all about this really glamorous royal wedding but when you are actually there, you see that it’s just about love and marriage and friendship and family,” said Jalota, who then joined her colleagues on the grounds of the castle.

Deborah Das and ArchanaAmbre, who had made their first ever plane journey for the royal wedding, described their day as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity as they shared ice-creams along with over 2,600 guests invited into the castle on the day.

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