When Raghunath D Medge and Sopan More boarded the flight to London early on Friday, they knew it was something special.
The representatives of Mumbai's dabbawallas will attend Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles' wedding at St George Chapel, Windsor Castle, on April 9.
The unique relationship between Charles and the dabbawallas started in November 2003, when the Prince visited India.
He wanted to meet the dabbawallas to find out about their unique food supply service that had featured in Forbes magazine.
The dabbawallas were delighted when the Prince took time off his busy schedule and spent time with them.
When the wedding was announced, the dabbawallas wasted no time in sending a wedding gift -- a turban for Charles and a sari for Camilla.
The Prince was moved by their gesture and invited them to the wedding.
rediff.com spoke to them before they boarded the flight.
Raghunath D Medge (left) and Sopan More at the airport before they left for Prince Charles' wedding.
Text: Vijay Singh
Turban for Charles, sari for Camilla