Mumbai Dabbawalas gift Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's son Master Archie a set of silver jewellery, say 'we have become grandfathers'


The world is overjoyed after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first baby on May 5. The royal couple has named their adorable little munchkin as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Now, as reported by a leading daily, the Mumbai Dabbawala Association has sent a set of silver jewellery for the Royal Baby Sussex. 

Calling themselves 'grandfathers' to Master Archie, the dabbawalas sent the gift, following a traditional Maharashtrian ritual. "Prince Charles is our friend and he has become a grandfather, so we've become grandfathers too. In Marathi culture, we present gifts to our grandchild," Subhash Talekar, the president of Mumbai Dabbawala Association was quoted.

Subhash Talekar

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The dabbawalas' association with the Royal family dates back to 2003 when Prince Charles visited Mumbai for the first time and applauded their efforts and work. Not just that, the dabbawalas distributed sweets in government hospitals after the Royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took place on May 19, 2018. They even sent traditional Maharashtrian outfits for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex soon after the wedding.

Source: NDTV