Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spent their spring and summer largely out of the spotlight, social distancing and preparing for the launch of their non-profit Archewell during the coronavirus pandemic. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a visit yesterday to Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles social justice organization that “provide[s] training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women in the city, allowing them to redirect their lives,” according to the organization’s site.
Meghan and Harry joined workers in the organization’s Bakery and Café to bake and prepare meals for those in need. The Duke and Duchess wore hair nets, masks, aprons, and gloves throughout the appearance. Under her apron, Meghan was dressed casually, wearing a white button-up and blue jeans.
Homeboy Industries shared photos from the Duke and Duchess of their visit, which included them posing alongside members of the organization. “THANK YOU to Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for their visit yesterday!” Homeboy Industries tweeted. “Our Bakery & Café teams were thrilled to have them work alongside us to #FeedHOPE to Los Angeles.”
This is not Meghan and Harry’s first time volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic. The couple were seen delivering meals to those in need back in April with Project Angel Food. Dan Tyrell, one of the people to receive meals from the Duke and Duchess, spoke to local publication WEHOville about his experience seeing the couple. “They were both nice and very down-to earth people,” Tyrell said. “They had masks on, and they were dressed down with jeans, but very nice jeans. I thought that tall red-headed guy looked pretty familiar, and that girl was very pretty. Then I saw the large black SUVs with the security guards behind them.”