Inside Meghan Markle's Emotional Visit to an LA Charity Where She Showed off Her Spanish Skills

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jul 02, 2020
09:00 P.M.
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Meghan Markle connected with some of the participants of a community outreach during an emotional visit to one of LA's charity by speaking Spanish with them.


Language is a universal concept. It defines many things when it comes to human culture, and understanding a person's language is a great way to connect with them irrespective of societal class.

Meghan Markle proved that she could connect with some participants of a community outreach during an emotional visit to one of Los Angeles' charity outfit called Homeboy Industries.

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


The charity, which tries to create employment opportunities and a safe space for those who have been formerly incarcerated or involved in gang dealings, was graced with Meghan and Harry's presence, and the visit turned out beautifully.

Speaking of Meghan and Harry's visit, the founder of the charity, Father Gary Boyle expressed that the couple were down to earth and completely engrossed in the day's activities. Speaking of Meghan, Father Boyle said:

"She spoke Spanish perfectly with one young woman. She just went right into Spanish, which was a revelation — and it was very good."


Father Boyle revealed that Meghan had reached out to him shortly after the murder of George Floyd, to connect and arrange a visit to Homeboy Industries to support what was being done by the charity.

He mentioned that Meghan and Harry had refused to come in for a long table discussion or presentation, but their aim was to "come and put on an apron to help" in whatever capacity they could.

Harry had teased her to speak French.


The couple got to interact with members of the charity organization and they all worked side by side, wearing face masks, gloves, and hairnets as they baked and prepared pastries for those in need in the community.

According to Mariana Enriquez, the Homegirl Cafe manager, Meghan and Harry's visit were remarkable as they got to share their feeding programs with the couple. Enriquez added that:

"...The staff was honored; they took the time to see us, hear us, and walk on our journey today. We will never forget it."


Meghan has had a long-standing relationship with Father Greg Boyle as he had worked closely with her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School, and Meghan and her mother once joined Father Boyle for a cooking workshop.

This is not the first time Meghan is showing off her muti-lingual skills. Earlier in the year, Harry had teased her to speak French when they paid a visit to Canada, but she exclaimed "No!" in mock horror despite having the understanding of French.

Meghan's fluency in Spanish comes from when she interned at the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she skillfully mastered the language.

Meghan and Harry have been volunteering their time by helping out charity organizations to distribute and share food while maintaining the necessary guidelines to prevent being infected with the novel coronavirus.


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