People: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wanted to Get out and Contribute Amid Pandemic

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living in the United States for a little over a month now. However, they've made their presence known through some of their philanthropic works. 

A source close to the couple told People Magazine recently that they've been particularly drawn to the plight of people around them. So, they've set out to lend a helping hand. 

This seems somewhat accurate, given some of the trips that the couple has made recently. On Easter Sunday, they collaborated with the Project Angel Food charity to deliver free meals to people across Los Angeles. 

Prince Harry and Meghan during their visit to Canada House on January 7, 2020, in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images.

Prince Harry and Meghan during their visit to Canada House on January 7, 2020, in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images.

At the time, Meghan had explained that she wanted to show her husband the city through the eyes of philanthropy.  

However, the news source explained that they had a deep desire to help out, as opposed to just staying at home. The source added:

"They felt helpless reading about everything going on and wanted to get out and contribute."

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit (link in bio) Image © PA

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It's not entirely surprising, of course. The couple was deeply involved in philanthropy even while they were still senior members of the British Royal Family.

Harry had his Invictus Foundation, which he used to help wounded army veterans. The couple also reportedly launched their Archewell Foundation earlier this month. 

Apart from charity, however, they've not been out of the house.

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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.  And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images

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So far, the couple has worked with the Project Angel Food charity three times since moving to Los Angeles. The charity delivers food to people living with critical illnesses across the Los Angeles area. 

Earlier this month, reports confirmed that the couple has been living at home with their 11 months old son, Archie. Apart from charity, however, they've not been out of the house. The source added:

"They spend their evenings at home as a family. They haven't had any visitors."

It seems like the best thing to do considering that they have a little son in the house and most likely won't want to risk anything with his health. 

The couple has also been doing their bit to connect with Harry's family in the U.K. Queen Elizabeth turned 94 earlier this week, and according to reports, Harry and Meghan called to celebrate with her.

The reports explained that the couple got up bright and early to call the Queen, who is also self-isolating with her husband, away from Buckingham Palace. Little Archie even got some screen time and cheered his grandmother up too.

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