Prince Harry tried a new dish during his and Meghan Markle’s recent trip to New York. On Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Melba Wilson’s eponymous restaurant Melba’s in Harlem. Per Page Six, a fellow diner revealed that the royal couple was served Southern fried chicken and eggnog waffles, in addition to spring rolls, catfish, collard greens and yams.
“Harry said it was the first time he’d ever tried chicken and waffles and remarked it was delicious,” the onlooker told the outlet. According to the witness, the Duke of Sussex also said that his mother-in-law Doria Ragland often makes collard greens, which are a family favorite.
Melba shared a photo of the royal couple seated inside of the establishment writing, “It was such an honor to officially welcome Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Melba’s! I am so thankful for their commitment to donate $25k and hope to welcome them back soon. Thank you for dining with us! 🙏🏽.”
In another post, Melba was seen welcoming the Duke and Duchess to her restaurant. “This was truly a dream come true for this girl who was Born, Bred and Buttered in Harlem!” the video was captioned. “I am forever grateful! 🙏🏽.”
Melba told The Post that Meghan and Harry were “so kind” and she was grateful that the duo, who heard about the eatery through “word of mouth,” had stopped by. She said, “They’re shedding a light in our community of Harlem during a tough time.”
Prior to dining at Melba’s, the couple, who traveled to New York to attend Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, visited P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson, where Meghan read her children’s book The Bench to students.