For 23-year-old activist Suhani Jalota, "super excited", like she confesses, is an emotion to relate to. Founder of Mumbai-based Myna Mahila Foundation, she is one among the four women who were on the special guest list at the royal wedding.
"I am super excited to be able to attend this wedding. It is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Suhani said.
The organisation, which produces and distributes low-cost sanitary napkins, is the only non-UK organisation marking its attendance at the Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle's wedding. Her colleagues, Deborah Das, Archana Ambre, and Imogen Mansfield, are among the 1,200 members of the public invited to attend the wedding picnic party on the grounds of the Castle, says a report by The New Indian Express.
This all started in 2016, when Suhani gave a talk at the Glamour College Women of the Year Awards, where Meghan Markle was in the audience. Moved by her passion and intent, Meghan reached out to Suhani and visited Mumbai.
"Ever since, she’s been a great guide for us and the work we’re trying to do,” says Suhani.
Suhani's organisation Myna is one of the four charities of the couple’s choice for donations (in place of gifts) from the wedding, says the Vogue. Sanjay Garg, a designer from Raw Mango, who designed the outfit for Suhani and her team said,
The sari is a symbol that is rooted in culture, heritage and history; and with a diverse use of colour, textile and motifs, the saris will showcase India’s diversity.
The posh wedding took place at Windsor Castle. The event witnessed Suhani and her team wearing pastel-coloured Banarasi and Chanderi saris with Indian motifs, while the venue saw celebrities including Priyanka Chopra among many others.