Martin Luther King's daughter Bernice thanks Harry and Meghan for 'honouring her father' after the couple buy meals from black-owned food trucks to give to volunteers at The King Center on MLK Day

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle provided meals for volunteers and staff organising events for Martin Luther King day in Atlanta, Bernice King has said 
  • Couple bought meals from black-owned businesses to provide for volunteers
  • MLK day events included a voter registration drive and a fundraising project for homeless people in Atlanta 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle provided meals for volunteers and staff organising events for Martin Luther King day in Atlanta, the Civil Rights leader's daughter has revealed.  

The Duke, 37, and Duchess of Sussex, 40, who live in a $14million mansion in Montecito, California, supported staff at The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta by buying meals from black-owned food trucks who then gave them out  to those helping with Monday's events.

Taking to Twitter, a spokesperson for the centre thanked the royal couple, writing: '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'.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle provided meals for volunteers and staff organising events for Martin Luther King day in Atlanta, the Civil Rights leader's daughter has revealed. They are pictured on their Christmas card with children Archie and Lilibet 

They also shared pictures of the volunteers.  

The King Center is run by Martin Luther King Jr's daughter Bernice King, and celebrates the activists life and work - as well as organising events to continue his legacy. 

Events yesterday included a voter registration drive and a fundraising project for homeless people in Atlanta.  

Bernice King also shared a message to her Twitter thanking Harry and Meghan writing: 'I’m so grateful for your graciousness in honoring my father.'

Paige’s Pastries & Bistro - one of the food trucks that provided the free meals - which has a menu including chicken and waffles, Cajun fish and pound cake took to Instagram to thank the couple.

'Y’all see who contacted our business?? This small black owned business some how found its way into the minds of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

'That just blows my mind that our food is reaching that far. 

Taking to Twitter , a spokesperson for the centre thanked the royal couple, writing: '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'. They also shared pictures of the volunteers.

'We are still in shock. We love what we do and y’all know we love to feed folks so this was just an all around great day,' they wrote.

PARLAY Savory Saloon, the other food truck which also provided meals took to Instagram to write: 'Someone pinch us now or better yet join us in a praise dance.

'We had the distinct honor and privilege of serving the volunteers and staff at the The King Center today on behalf of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke & Duchess of Sussex, yessssssss folks Harry & Meghan! 

Paige’s Pastries & Bistro - one of the food trucks that provided the free meals - which has a menu including chicken and waffles, Cajun fish and pound cake took to Instagram to thank the couple.

'Their motto is “Shared Purpose, Global Action, Leading the Way with Compassion.” Today was just another example of their amazing work! 

Elsewhere, the annual King Center Commemorative Service was held, with The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry giving the key note speech. 

Reverend Curry gave the sermon at Meghan and Harry's wedding.  

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year.

Bernice King also shared a message to her Twitter thanking Harry and Meghan writing: 'I’m so grateful for your graciousness in honoring my father'

It comes amid reports Prince Charles has invited Prince Harry and his family to stay with him in the UK in the hope of meeting Lilibet for the first time.

The Prince of Wales is yet to see his granddaughter face-to-face, after she was born in California in June last year.

The offer, which would be the first time the family have fully come together since Harry and Meghan decided to quit as working royals, was made just before Christmas, according to the Mirror.

However, his son's refusal to return without a substantial level of security from the Met Police is said to have put the reunion in doubt.

In recent months, the family have communicated via a series of 'good natured' calls, sources told the paper.

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