Prince Harry & Meghan donated food truck lunches to the King Center for MLK Day

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta hosted several events, including a voter registration drive, voter education and a keynote speech by Bishop Michael Curry. Bishop Curry gave a sermon at the 2018 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. And it turns out that Harry and Meghan were at the King Center in spirit! They donated the services of two Black-owned food trucks for the day at the King Center:

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by showing some love for Black-owned businesses. The couple supplied the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta with Black-owned food trucks on Monday, according to the civil rights icon’s daughter, Bernice King.

The food trucks were utilized by volunteers during a community service project event, King said.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan confirmed the donation to ITK, saying the trucks, Paige’s Pastries & Bistro and Parlay Savory Saloon, offered free lunches to staffers and volunteers.

Some of the King Center’s events included a voter registration and education drive, as well as a donation drive for the homeless. The pair also shared a personal connection with a keynote speaker at the King Center: Bishop Michael Curry invoked the words of Martin Luther King Jr. during a sermon at their 2018 wedding ceremony.

[From Yahoo News]

That’s so nice. What a nice gift to give. That’s so Meghan as well, so food-based. She loves giving the gift of food and drink. She donated $25 Starbucks gift cards to the paid-family-leave workers? She would have preferred to show up to more of her patronages with gifts of food too. You can see the Instagram for Paige’s Pastries (omg, those WINGS) here and you can see the IG page for Parlay Savory Saloon here. Their food seems very sauce-heavy.

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Reason #1001 why the superior royals are in Monetcito.

  2. lanne says:

    Has this been reported in the U.K.? What a lovely juxtaposition to the hot mess going on over there with the royals. How the British media treated Meghan is a masters thesis waiting to be written about race, class, and misogynoir.

  3. tw says:

    And that…… how it’s done.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    A very nice gesture by Meghan and Harry. They did something similar for last year’s MLK Day.

  5. Seaflower says:

    BP had a band playing a Stevie Wonder song (first time they’ve acknowledged MLK day, and M+H do this. Night and Day.

    • C-Shell says:

      The comments under the Royal Family Twitter post were 🔥🔥🔥🔥, with many many posts of Bernice King’s post re: the food trucks, as well as her posts in the past about the BRF racism and how it hurt Meghan. The performative aspect of the band playing Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” (which, admittedly, was composed to honor MLK Jr. and part of the effort to get MLK Jr Day enacted) was STARK. The fact that October came and went, as it always does, with no BRF mention of Black History Month, and the fact that they’ve never acknowledged (the US) MLK Jr Day before is obvious to everyone.

      • vs says:

        Great that H&M did that!

        Why did the RF even decide the celebrate MLK day given their actions? what went through the head of the person who decided to use Stevie Wonder’s song? why this year and not the previous year? they are just plain stupid!

      • notasugarhere says:

        The BRF are not in charge of the music. The band/s play whatever will draw tourists, from Aretha Franklin to Queen to James Bond theme songs.

  6. Nev says:

    Go on Duchess.

  7. Thatsnotokay says:

    The poetry of this coming from Beatrice’s account, which she nicknamed “Be a King.” Be like Harry, the King of Our Hearts. And Be like Meghan, the Queen of same.

  8. jazzbaby1 says:

    I love the focus on local community companies and agencies.

  9. Becks1 says:

    What a nice thing to do on their part and so thoughtful – not just supplying food trucks for the volunteers, but black-owned food trucks. They really do find relatively simple but thoughtful ways to continually support the causes that are important to them.

  10. AmyT says:

    Talk about “Never putting a foot wrong.” They are a gift and an inspiration. Unlike their families (Doria excepted.)

  11. Scorpion says:


    They have never celebrated MLK day. They don’t even acknowledge UK Black History Month which is in October each year. They are so performative….

    • Dee (2) says:

      They are and it never sinks in to them why these things go over like a lead balloon. They honestly don’t see the difference. To them if I were hungry and met them, William and Kate asking me what my favorite meal would be, is the exact same as Harry and Meghan feeding me. The just don’t get it, and thus are always outraged their copying gets derided.

      • Nyro says:

        They literally think their existence is enough. And that if they go so far to actually “grace” you with their presence, well, that in itself us a gift. It’s why Betty and The Other Brother never followed through on returning to Grenfell to help people. They went there for an hour, if that, wandered around for the cameras, and then left. Someone shouted to TOB to come back and help them and he replied, “I will”. Of course his sorry ass never showed his face again. Apparently they all should just take comfort in the fact that they were allowed to be in the presence of their future future king. This is why Mumbles McButtons’ tour of her 40th birthday Confederate widow themed photo shoot is going to be a complete flop. People are burying their loved ones and there’s no food to eat but thank God they get to look at portraits of Mumbles. That should lift their spirits.

      • Chanteloup says:

        @ Dee (2) that simile is so apt!!!!!

    • Debbie says:

      Oh my Lord, the BRF doesn’t even celebrate or acknowledge U.K.’s Black History Month? First of all, who knew that was a thing? (I guess that’s a question that the BRF was asking as well – before Meghan THE Duchess of Sussex arrived.). These people, they’re so transparent.

  12. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    That time when Madame Duchess and her Prince walked that walk. ✌❤

  13. Cessily says:

    Love this💞 I also love imagining the Meghan as that mother or hostess that is always trying to feed everyone. It makes me 😊 smile.

  14. Chill says:

    They could have had a bad bitch…………
    They are idiots.

    • RoyalAssassin says:

      It just makes them ALL more “incandescent” with rage, every time H&M do something so wonderful. And that means every time they do something hahahaaa 😀 Man, is that useless RF burning…

  15. Over it says:

    Once again Madame Duchess and mr. prince did it without posing for 200 plus pictures. Keenbridges, Sit and learn at the feet of the how to get great things done couple,

  16. Eurydice says:

    I love how their actions have thought and intention behind them. And they have a way of simplifying what they do – no grand statements and gestures, not a lot of press and hoohah to draw away attention – they take things down to a community and individual level.

    • Christine says:

      I completely agree with you. I love that each and every act of kindness is well thought out, like the washer/dryer donation to the elementary school in NYC. Harry and Meghan don’t just toss random things around and expect people to be grateful because ROYAL. Each one is intentional, and even sweet.

  17. Over it says:

    It’s now Tuesday, January 18th, last sighting of Kate working was December 8th or 9th

    • Becks1 says:

      I love your continual reminders of this! (that’s not sarcasm, I really do.) I think I did a similar daily tracking/countdown/whatever when she disappeared over the summer for what, two months?

      I really think she peaced out with the kids to St. Barts or Mustique for three weeks. Probably not St. Barts now that I’ve said that bc Pippa and James are in London. William is also in London ( at least he was last week) so maybe Kate just went with her parents.

      • Over it says:

        Lol see Becks, it’s addictive. I am not British and it’s not my tax paying money supporting this lazy lay about but this completely blows my mind how she just doesn’t work and doesn’t care that people know she doesn’t work. If her and the incandescent one don’t want to work, the that’s fine. Give up your position and go live off uncle Gary in wherever he lives.

      • RoyalAssassin says:

        But @Over it, that’s what makes them incandescent 😀 They WANT to leave, like Harry said in the Oprah interview, but they are “stuck” or “trapped,” can’t recall which word he used, but boy, was he right: they HATE H&M for walking out, and their incandescence simply increases, burning up all their other thoughts to the point Kate Middleclass forgets she has to do anything else except hate, and thus another useless, pointless, pitiful day passes for Incandescents!

      • RoyalAssassin says:

        Wait…someone should start a band called the Incandescents…what a name. They should be a black band, and H&M can have them play at their home, at parties, in Montecito 😀 Imagine the headlines. I’m loving this 😀

      • Nic919 says:

        William was the one born into it and so he might feel trapped, but Kate literally spent about a decade of her life chasing this man down and dedicated her 20s to keeping him interested in her so that he eventually proposed. So Kate doesn’t have the excuse of feeling trapped. She intentionally pursued this for years.

      • Debbie says:

        Well, Becks1 & Over It: It’s a bit unfair to comment on Kate’s month’s-long disappearance since Dec. 8, 2021. After all, she must be exhausted. Think of all the effort it took to go through 3 changes of clothes (with plenty of help) and to pose for the camera. Poor sausage, she must be exhausted.

      • Chanteloup says:

        @ Debbie lololol

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Debbie, you are being too fair to Kate! Her who dat glamour shot/consumption/lady in red 250 shot photo shoot took place in November. The practicing of the 2 or 3 chords took place before Dec. 8th too. Though, per the rr’s/BM, she’s been doing all this learning and listening. Tuckered out she

    • swirlmamad says:

      Thanks for the countdown! LOL. Maybe her face is frozen solid from too much Botox and she has to wait for it to wear off (or something).

  18. girl_ninja says:

    Of course Harry and Meghan donated to help and service to a community in need. That is who they are, it’s who they are before they fell in love and became a couple and it’s who they are now and I love them for it. This will be apart of their legacy.

    3, 2, 1, to when Work-not and Keen show up to some half hearted, ill prepared attempt to copy them.

    • Eurydice says:

      Half-hearted and ill-prepared is the thing. I don’t have a problem with W&K copycatting if some actual good comes out of it, but they focus on the personal marketing and never get on to the doing-good part.

  19. Acal says:

    It’s just so practical and kind.

    I’m waiting for the UK tabs-why do they make things so political? Why do they make everything about race? One person complained about the food truck once. Starbucks is evil Meghan should know better etc etc.

  20. BothSidesNow says:

    Again, we are reminded how truly incredible Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in regards to supporting those who are doing the hard work in making the lives of those without a voice stronger. Harry and Meghan are showing those that give selflessly, that they are supporting them from afar but they are certainly not going unnoticed.

    Isn’t it amazing that Harry and Meghan do these wonderful supportive gestures yet we never find out until the benefactors come forward!!

    This is how you do it Mumbles McMutton, as well as your pathetic incandescent husband. You can support those that are committed to performing the hard work and support them from behind the scenes, instead of, I don’t know, NOT making it about YOU all the time? Just a suggestion…..

  21. Nyro says:

    I loved this. And I loved that Rev. Bernice King tweeted it, especially since she has also been calling out the BRF for their treatment of Meghan over the last few years.

    And again, The Sussexes without even trying, make the local yokel royals look like the useless bums that they are.

  22. Gubbinal says:

    It comes down to innate personal character. Both Harry and Meghan have natural sympathy, empathy, and compassion. I have so much respect for them. Authenticity? It cannot be taught. Some love buttons and some love service.

    • tamsin says:

      So well said @Gubbinal!

      I like how Harry and Meghan support volunteers as part of their work. I wouldn’t expect the UK to do anything about MLK Day as it is American. Their silence would have been better than their patronizing performative action of playing Stevie Wonder. They just don’t get it. They need to acknowledge their racism.

  23. Chantal says:

    Well done Sussexes! Thoughtful and practical and their support will draw more to those businesses. Turning Georgia blue is still a major goal so thank you King Center for the voter registration drives. And what a nice blast from the past with Bishop Curry. H&M obviously know who supports them and have no problems reciprocating. This couple is the gold standard indeed.

  24. Sofia says:

    I love this. The tangible work they do really reminds me why I like them.

  25. L4Frimaire says:

    This was such a nice thing for them to do! Bishop Michael Curry spoke at the event as well. I saw that Royal Family MLK tweet and just found it offensive, especially after the BS in the press about Sussex’s security. Providing these meals and supporting local businesses was just a nice thoughtful gesture and is the 2nd year in a row they’re doing this.

  26. Kristin says:

    And this is one of the biggest differences between Harry and Meghan and the other royals. Harry and Meghan always show up with gifts, much needed donations, and even just small tokens like homemade banana bread. The other royals always show up empty handed and seem to think that gracing the peasants with their vaunted presence is enough. Yet according to the British media, when Harry and Meghan do things like that, it’s not “royal” or “how things are done”, which seriously just sucks.

    • tamsin says:

      Right, it’s “royal ” to receive gifts. The king gets gifts, but in return he’s supposed to protect the people. Nowadays, what do the royals do for their “gifts?” If you don’t get anything in return, what is the purpose of bowing and scraping, and if you don’t give anything in return, what do you call people who always receive but never give? They are leaches?

  27. Chelsea says:

    I love the levels to this. Not only are they supporting the work of the King Center by ensuring they don’t have to spend money on food for the staff and volunteers who worked yesterday but they chose to use local black owned restaurants to do thereby adding more back into the community by financially supprong these small businesses and giving these restaurants the type of free publicity they could never think to be able to afford in their lives. Well done once again by them and their team.

  28. Chicken says:

    The King Center is right around the corner from my house, and I am now looking for opportunities to buy food from these delicious-looking restaurants.

  29. Jaded says:

    Let’s see what indignant, woke-bashing that odious DAN WITLESS (misspelled and capitalized on purpose) comes up with to counter all the positive attention the Sussexes are continuing to get.

    We’re waiting Dan…

  30. Tiffany:) says:

    This was such a thoughtful and kind gesture. Not only did it help the businesses, it helped the volunteers get fed, and it also helped the work the volunteers were doing! All around great act of kindness from H&M.

  31. JRenee says:

    Very nicely done, I’m sure the Vendors and staff truly appreciate this!