Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams were among the celebrity guests mingling with others including the founder of the Myna Mahila Foundation, Suhani Jalota. “I think generally Harry and Meghan are unconventional, and they were really happy and amused by the whole thing,” she told Glamour magazine.
The foundation works to provide affordable sanitary pads for women in impoverished areas of Mumbai and to combat stigma surrounding menstruation. It also employs women from the city’s slums to make the sanitary pads.
Its website says 15 women work on production, operations, education, distribution and sales while another 50 women distribute the sanitary pads door-to-door.
#RoyalWeddng: A chat with the founder and CEO of Myna Mahila foundation,Suhani Jalota who was one of the 600 guests invited in the St. George Chapel and the only Chatity from outside of the UK being supported by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. @loveenatandon#ReporterDiarypic.twitter.com/n9hRndalhg
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The duke and duchess urged well-wishers to send wedding donations to the charity. In 2017, Markle wrote about the stigma surrounding menstruation and lack of access to sanitary products.
Markle becomes a princess automatically by marrying Harry. As she was not born a royal, her title as princess becomes her husband’s name, so she’ll formally be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales.
Alastair Jamieson reported from London and Daniella Silva reported from New York.