Meghan Markle Reportedly Does Charity Work Because of Her Modest Upbringing

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 25, 2020
08:00 A.M.
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The kindhearted gestures Meghan Markle displays through her charity work is allegedly inspired by her modest upbringing.


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shown how committed they are to helping people during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Model Meghan Markle attends the Peter Som fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 | Photo: Getty Images


As it turns out, however, the couple’s most recent act of delivering meals for people living with critical illnesses was inspired by Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. According to a People report, a source stated that:

“Meghan didn’t have much when she was a child, but her mom made sure they always gave back.”

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


It was, in fact, Doria who gave the former Duchess of Sussex the idea to volunteer for Project Angel Food, which is a non-profit outfit which cooks, prepares, and delivers meals to those in need.

Meghan and Harry have ensured that they limit their movements as they took up residence in a secluded compound after their relocation from Canada to L.A.

Doria Ragland takes her seat in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images


Speaking about Meghan’s involvement with the project, the charity’s executive director, Richard Ayoub, told People that Meghan thought it was a brilliant idea for her to give back to the charity for Easter.

Richard added that it was an honor to have Meghan and Harry partake in the event of giving out meals for Project Angel Food.

The executive director also noted that the celebrity couple wanted to reduce the workload of the charity’s drivers as they usually made deliveries to between 50 to 60 people a day.

Richard Ayoub attends the Project Angel Food Christine Ebersole private concert fundraiser on January 30, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images


Even though Meghan and Harry were only able to six deliveries the first time around, they still showed up for a second time and ended up taking 14 deliveries.

The news of their charitable acts came soon after People confirmed that the royal couple donated more than $112,000, which was generated from their royal wedding broadcast to the U.K. charity, Feeding Britain.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre and attend an event to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative 'Amazing the Space' on March 23, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images


It was previously announced that any excess profits made from the BBC broadcast of their May 2018 ceremony would be donated to any charity of the couple’s choosing. 

It seemed the parents of one have been enjoying doing their little bits during the pandemic as they isolate in their Los Angeles home.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

According to People, Meghan and Harry have ensured that they limit their movements as they took up residence in a secluded compound after their relocation from Canada to L.A. last month with their son, Archie.