Prince Harry and Meghan Markle eat comfort food in Harlem, donate $ 25,000 to COVID-19 relief fund


Prince harry and Meghan markle continued their appearances around the Big Apple on Friday and ended up feasting on comfort food in Harlem.

Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, visited Melba’s restaurant in Harlem, where the Duke of Sussex is said to have eaten fried chicken and waffles for the first time. The restaurant tweeted about the Sussexes’ appearance on Friday, revealing the couple also donated $ 25,000 to their COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund. According to the food establishment’s website, the fund’s goal is to raise a minimum of $ 250,000 to provide financial relief to the dozens of affected hourly workers at Melba.

“It was truly a dream come true for this girl who was born, raised and buttered in Harlem! I am eternally grateful!” the restaurant tweeted with a video of the couple greeting owner Melba Wilson with hugs.


In a second tweet, Wilson confirmed the donation from the Sussexes, writing: “It has been such an honor to officially welcome Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Melba! I am very grateful for their commitment to make a donation of $ 25,000 and I hope to welcome them soon. Thank you for dining with us! “

The Duke and Duchess have traveled to New York for their scheduled appearance at the Global Citizen Live event on Saturday. The 24-hour event will be broadcast live from the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York. The event will feature a host of stars to promote equal access to the coronavirus vaccine to world leaders. Specifically, the campaign calls on G7 countries and the European Union to share at least 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine with those who need it most.

Before their lunch break on Friday, the parents of two visited a school in Harlem where they made some students cry. Meghan read her children’s book “The Bench” to students at PS 123, a school that provides shelters for students who are permanently homeless.

Meghan’s luxe outfit also made headlines as the couple toured the city on Friday. The Duchess of Sussex would have worn a Loro Piana cashmere coat, which can be found here, with a price of $ 5,840. The outerwear was matched with a pair of Loro Piana pants, which can be found here, valued at $ 1,685.

Meghan and Harry were first pictured in the Big Apple on Thursday where they made their first appearance at the One World Trade Center Observatory for a scheduled 8am visit with New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The couple’s next appearance on Global Citizen Live won’t be their first event promoting coronavirus vaccines. In May, Meghan made a statement about the importance of gunfire during Global Citizen VAX LIVE Concert.


The Duchess of Sussex gave a passionate speech which urged citizens of the world to get vaccinated and ensure COVID-19 vaccines are distributed for a “fair and compassionate tomorrow”.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen on September 24, 2021 in New York City.
(Photo by Gotham / GC Images via Getty Images)

“As VAX LIVE Campaign Chairs, my husband and I believe it is essential that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, and especially women who have been affected by disproportionately by this pandemic, ”Meghan said in a pre-recorded video message. , which was played during the broadcast of the concert.

Harry made sure to thank the vaccinated frontline workers who made up the live audience of the concert, but he also expressed the importance of the global vaccine distribution.


“This pandemic will only end if we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our common humanity,” he said at the event. “The vaccine needs to be distributed to everyone, everywhere. We cannot rest or truly recover until there is equitable distribution to all corners of the world.”

Harry and Meghan’s trip to New York comes just over a year after moving to California after stepping down as senior royals in 2020.

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