The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently moved to Meghan’s hometown (the couple previously lived on Vancouver Island, B.C. for a few months, and Markle lived in Toronto for six years while filming the TV show “Suits”) after stepping back from royal duties, were spotted on camera handing out meals to vulnerable people impacted by the pandemic.
The footage, shared by TMZ on Thursday, showed the pair in baseball caps and face coverings being buzzed in at an apartment complex a day earlier. They then climb the stairs to make the delivery.
The Sussexes, as reported earlier, have been volunteering for Project Angel Food, a charity that prepares and brings meals to people with AIDS and other illnesses. Executive Director Richard Ayoub told HuffPost that hundreds of recipients have been added since the outbreak began.
“Our clients are sick, hungry and most of them are alone and they’re most vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus,” Ayoub said. “They’re the people who you want to stay at home.”
One recent recipient said Harry and Meghan were down to earth.
“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,” Dan Tyrell told WeHoVille.com. “If they had given me the heads up, I would have worn my tiara!”
Ayoub told HuffPost that Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, suggested the duke and duchess volunteer for the charity, as she’d heard that they were in desperate need for help.
“They were just genuinely compassionate, interested individuals who came to visit the kitchens,” Ayoub said about the Sussexes, adding that they were “extremely engaged with every single person they met.”
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