Like all of us, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are trying to find some semblance of normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic. And for them, that usually means finding a way to give back. They may no longer be working members of the royal family, but their charitable tendencies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Entertainment Tonight reports the couple have been volunteering with Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles organization founded by Marianne Williamson that prepares and delivers healthy meals to those affected by serious illnesses. (The couple reportedly made the big move to L.A. earlier this year.) ET says the Sussexes first volunteered on Easter Sunday and then delivered another 20 meals on Wednesday, April 15.
“They told us they heard our drivers were overloaded and wanted to volunteer to lighten the drivers’ workload,” Project Angel Food’s executive director Richard Ayoub said. The couple reportedly followed all social distancing guidelines, staying six feet away from others and wore masks and gloves.
“I am blown away that they chose us. They care about our vulnerable population,” Ayoub also told ET. “Our clients are most at risk to contract the coronavirus, having compromised immune systems including heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and most are over the age of 60.”
We’re sure the Project Angel Food clients are so grateful to still have their meals delivered, even during this difficult time—and it must have been quite the surprise for many to find Meghan Markle and (Prince) Harry doing the delivering.
The Duke of Sussex recently opened up about how he, Markle, and baby Archie are doing during quarantine on a video call with one of his U.K. patronages, WellChild.
“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 said. “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.”