Meghan Markle through her and Prince Harry’s Archewell foundation used Mother’s Day to make a surprise donation to Harvest Home.
Harvest Home, whose mission is to transform the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children, posted on their Instagram page that Archewell, and Procter & Gamble, had donated “diapers, cleaning supplies, and other essential items to ensure that the moms and babies at Harvest Home are celebrated all throughout the year.”
The surprise donation was accompanied by a personal letter from the Duchess of Sussex:
“Thank you for all you do for the women and mothers who are turned away elsewhere, at no fault of their own. When we consider how vulnerable any mother feels during the fragile time of pregnancy, we gain perspective about how especially difficult it can be for pregnant women of color and those who come from under-resourced and vulnerable communities. I hope you will accept an offer of support to help further uplift Harvest Home’s residents.”
Meghan Markle has penned her first children’s book.
The Duchess new book “The Bench,” is inspired by Prince Harry and Archie’s relationship.
Illustrated by bestselling artist, Christian Robinson, the book is set to be released on June 8th, 2021… Just in time for Father’s Day.
“The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” said the Duchess according to Hello! “That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.”
“And the first thing we did, and why she came to see me, was we sat at the dining room table here, where I am right now, and cold-called voters. And said, ‘Hello, I’m Meg,’ and, ‘Hello, I’m Gloria,’ and, ‘Are you going to vote?’
It was obvious during her wedding that Meghan Markle’s faith was important to her. From the scriptures chosen to the music the Gospel choir song, her faith was on display for the world to see.
In the book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, the royal reporters shed a little more light on her faith.
“Her relationship with God and with her church is extremely important to her. That’s something most people do not know about her,” it reads. “It plays a central role in her life, as an individual, as a woman.”
They reporters reveal in the book that both Meghan and Harry have been on a “journey of faith together.”
“It’s prayer and conversations with God that have gotten her through the darkest moments. That’s something that plays a significant role in her life and her relationship with Harry,” the book states.
Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family is available now.
America’s Princess, Meghan Markle spoke out on Wednesday about the senseless killing of George Floyd.
‘George Floyd’s Life Mattered’ -Duchess of Sussex
While giving a virtual commencement speech for her old high school, Immaculate Heart, the emotional Duchess started her speech with, “George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered…”
Meghan then shared with the all girls school her memory of living in L.A. during the L.A. Riots .
“I was 11 or 12 years old and it was the LA Riots, which was also triggered by senseless act of racism,” she said. “I remember the curfew and I remember rushing back home and on that drive home, seeing ash fall from the sky and smelling the smoke and seeing the smoke billow out of buildings… I remember seeing men in the back of a van just holding guns and rifles. I remember pulling up the house and seeing the tree, that had always been there, completely charred. And those memories don’t go away.”
However, Markle has seen another side to this country’s racial divide. A side that offers hope and she’s assured those seniors that they are already equipped to build a bridge. According to Essence, she said, “We’re seeing that right now, from the sheriff in Michigan or the police chief in Virginia. We’re seeing people stand in solidarity, we are seeing communities come together and to uplift. You are going to be part of this movement.”
She continued: “With as diverse, vibrant and opened minded as I know the teachings are at Immaculate Heart, I know you know that Black lives matters. You’re going to use your voice in a stronger way than you have ever been able to because most of you are 18 – or you’re turning 18 — so you’re going to vote. You’re going to have empathy for those who don’t see the world through the same lens that you do. You’re ready. We need you and you’re prepared.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly left Canada and relocated to the Duchess hometown of California.
The couple are believed to have secured a private jet to Los Angeles last week, as Canada and the US prepared to close their border to non-essential travel in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good,” a source said. “The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out.”
Harry and Meghan are reportedly staying put in a secluded compound near Hollywood with their 10-month-old son Archie, the couple are yet to venture outside due to coronavirus fears.
In the middle of turning London into her personal runway, Meghan Markle paused to spend time with the Commonwealth Scholars before heading back to Canada to be with baby Archie.
The Duchess met Commonwealth scholars at Buckingham Palace to hear about their plans to tackle challenges facing the 54 countries that make up the union, according to royal reports.
She was joined by students from 11 different countries – Malawi, India, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. They were split into four groups to reflect their research areas – climate and the environment, sustainable cities, health innovation and technology. But the Duchess told them: “Even though the groups are divided, everyone is connected because of this very holistic approach to tackling climate change. I love how solution based you all are.”
What did the Duchess wear? A black Scanlan Theodore dress, with black Aquazzura pumps.
Meghan Markle did not come back to London to play!
The Duchess was the “Lady in head to toe Red” as she stepped out with Prince Harry for the Mountbatten Festival of Music.
She looked amazing in a red gown by Safiyaa, that she paired with red heels by Aquazzura, and a red satin clutch by Manolo, with Simone Rocha earrings. Prince Harry was dabber as always in his Captain General of the Royal Marines uniform.
The Sussexes are carrying out their final engagements before they step back as senior royals on 31 March, and the Duchess will also mark International Women’s Day on Sunday, according to royal correspondents.
Met fans like myself, could be blessed with a Meghan Markle appearance at the Met Gala in May.
According to reports, the Duchess was invited by Vogue UK editor Edward Enniful, who she co-collaborated with on the “Forces of Change” issue in September 2019.
With Enniful as her date to the annual fashion party, Prince Harry probably won’t make an appearance. *insert sad face*
This year’s Met Gala theme: “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” The exhibition will explore the connection between fashion and time through writings of authors, such as the late Virginia Woolf — including her novel Orlando, which sees the main character transition from a man to a woman.
Fun fact: Meghan’s mother in law, the late Princess Diana attended the 1996 Met Gala alongside friend and former Harper’s Bazaar editor Liz Tilberis. She wore a navy blue camisole dress from John Galliano’s debut couture collection for Dior and a pearl, diamond and sapphire choker around her neck.
Now the brand is releasing a limited edition Valentine inspired bag “Valentine’s Soft Pink,” which features a printed heart and unique clip-on letters attached to the signature Strathberry bar, which has been reimagined into a playful cupid’s arrow. According to the brands website the bag can be yours for 325.00
From Lady Gaga, Katie Holmes, and Heidi Klum, Strathberry designs have been carried by influential celebrities, bloggers and amazing and inspiring women from all over the world.
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