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Off beat: Mumbai’s dabbawalas to celebrate Prince Harry’s wedding

Mumbai’s dabbawalas are famous for their working style, accuracy and the system through which they operate through the length and breadth of the city. Popularly known as tiffin box carriers all over the world, the Mumbai dabbawalas share a unique relationship with the Britian’s royal family.

And to honour that relationship, the dabbawalas have decided to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Hollywood actress Megan Markle, which is scheduled in London on May 19.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Subhas Talekar, spokesperson of the Mumbai Dabbawala Association said, “Mumbai’s dabbawala share a special relationship with the Britain’s royal family. We had received an invitation from the royal family for Prince Charles wedding. So, to honour our relationship and as a token of love, we have decided to celebrate the wedding of Prince Charles and Megan Markel in Mumbai on May 19.”

He further said, “During the wedding of Prince Charles we were guests of the royal family. If the royal family sends an invite to us for this wedding, our president will surely attend the wedding.”

The relationship of Mumbai’s renowned dabbawalas and the royal family dates back in 2003. When Prince Charles had come on his maiden Mumbai visit in 2003, he had met the dabbawalas. During the meeting Prince Charles had spoken to Mumbai’s dabbawalas about their work acumen, accuracy and punctuality and was impressed with their work culture. After the meeting the royal family had sent an invite to the Mumbai dabbawalas to attend the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles in April 2005.

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