First Video of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Delivering Food in Los Angeles
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have kept a low profile since their move to Los Angeles — but there is finally a sighting!
Over the weekend, the pair were seen delivering food to the needy in the City of Angels in footage obtained by TMZ.
In the video, Harry and Meghan are spotted wearing caps and face masks as they hand off meals at a low-income housing unit for disabled and special needs residents.
One of the recipients of the deliveries, Dan Tyrell, admitted that he didn't recognize the famous couple when he greeted him at his apartment building in West Hollywood. He told WEHOville.com, “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.”
He added, “They were both nice and very down-to-earth people. They had masks on, and they were dressed down with jeans, but very nice jeans.”
The couple was volunteering for Project Angel Food, a nonprofit organization that delivers healthy meals to feed those impacted by serious illness.
In a statement obtained by “Extra,” Executive Director of Project Angel Food Richard Ayoub shared, “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. 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.”
In an radio interview with iHeartMedia's Ellen K, Richard revealed of his interaction with the couple, “I gave them a tour of the kitchen and one of the very first questions I asked was, 'How should I refer to you? As Duke and Duchess?' Their quick response was 'No, Harry and Meghan.'”
As for how Meghan and Harry got involved with Project Angel Food, Richard told People magazine, “She said she wanted to do something to give back on Easter and was talking to her mom [Doria Ragland] and her mom told her that Project Angel Food needs help and Meghan said, 'Yes, brilliant.'”
“What Meghan said is she wanted to show Harry Los Angeles through the eyes of philanthropy. It's just beautiful,” Ayoub emphasized. “There's obviously a great deal of love and selflessness between them. They both are individuals who want to know about others. Our clients are clients who are often forgotten. They really wanted to go visit these people. They wanted to see them and talk to them and hopefully put a smile on their faces.”
Over the Easter weekend, Prince Harry also hopped on a Zoom call 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.”