Inside Meghan Markle's Emotional Visit to an LA Charity Where She Showed off Her Spanish Skills
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.
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."
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Thank you to Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for visiting and standing in kinship with our Café and Bakery teams yesterday! Our staff was thrilled to work alongside them as they helped prepare food and learned more about our newly launched #FeedHOPE program, which employs our program participants to provide meals to food-insecure seniors and youth across Los Angeles in the wake of the #COVID19 pandemic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For 32 years, Homeboy Industries has stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to brave men and women seeking to transform their lives after gang-involvement and incarceration. Each year, we provide support to nearly 9,000 individuals through job training and free services such as tattoo removal, mental health services, GED classes, legal services, and more. Above all, we provide space for our clients to heal from intergenerational cycles of violence in a community of radical compassion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’d like to help provide second chances to brave men and women and their families, visit our website and stand with us at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 Credit: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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.
THANK YOU to Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for their visit yesterday! Our Bakery & Café teams were thrilled to have them work alongside us to #FeedHOPE to Los Angeles | 📷Credit: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex— Homeboy Industries (@HomeboyInd) June 24, 2020
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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."
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On this day, two years ago: 27th of November 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news of their engagement, later becoming Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! They have since celebrated their wedding anniversary and welcomed their son, Archie, into the world ❤️ • Photo © PA / Alexi Lubomirski / Chris Allerton © SussexRoyal
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.
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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
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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