Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Deliver Meals in L.A., Plus: Their Life in Quarantine with Archie
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are doing their part to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Extra” has learned that the royals have been working with Project Angel Food to deliver meals to those impacted by serious illness in Los Angeles.
The charity's Executive Director Richard Ayoub told us in a statement, “In honor of the Easter holiday, the Duke and Duchess Sussex spent Sunday morning volunteering with Project Angel Food by delivering meals and emergency kits of shelf-stable foods to our clients.”
He continued, “And on Wednesday they quietly returned, to continued delivering meals to relieve our overworked drivers. It was their way to thank our volunteers, chefs and staff who have been working tirelessly since the COVID-19 crisis began.”
The couple was reportedly down to earth, humble, and caring, and only used their first names. They were looking for a way to give back around the Easter holiday, and Meghan knew of the nonprofit from the first time she lived in L.A.
Prince Harry also hopped on a Zoom call over the weekend with a charity he has supported for years called WellChild.
The royal caught up with parents and caregivers in the U.K. and opened up about life in quarantine with son Archie, 11 months.
“There's a hell of a lot of positives that are happening at the same time and being able to have family time — so much family time — that you almost think, 'Do I feel guilty for having so much family time?' ” he told the group. “You've got to celebrate those moments where you are just on the floor rolling around in hysterics. Inevitably, half an hour later, maybe a day later, there's going to be something that you have to deal with and there's no way you can run away from it.”
Harry offered words of support too, as the families face challenges amid the pandemic. “The resilience and the strength that you guys have is absolutely incredible,” he said. “You must never, ever, ever, ever forget that. Of course, there are going to be hard days — I can't even begin to imagine how hard it is for you guys.”
He added, “Having one kid at 11 months old is enough!”
Prince Harry also spoke of these “strange times” saying, “Everyone is experiencing the same thing in a very unique way. But the longer this goes on for, I imagine the harder it is for each and every one of you.”
He insisted, “It's all about morale. If morale is up, if you wake up in the morning and go, 'Right, new day, got my whole family here, what are we going to do?' Of course, there's that fear of what might happen, but there's so much that's out of our control and all of the sudden we've realized how small we are in the grand scheme of things.”
The Duke pointed out, “This is hard on everyone, but it is especially hard on you. I know that WellChild are doing everything they can to support you. Hopefully, through this video we can make it more clear and obvious to Government and everybody else that you are in the 'vulnerable' bracket and WellChild needs more help.”
He told them, “It is really nice to see you all smiling and happy. Keep going, keep the morale up, keep busy, keep being creative, dare yourself to try new hobbies and I hope to see you all again very, very soon!”