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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have volunteered at a back-to-school charity event

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go back to work! Couple don face masks as they hand out essentials to families at a back-to-school event for charity Baby2Baby in their first public outing since lockdown

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle volunteered at charity event in Los Angeles
  • Duke and Duchess handed out school supplies, clothing and nappies to families 
  • Organised by Baby2Baby which provides basic necessities for families in need

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have volunteered at a back-to-school charity event.

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, both wearing face coverings, distributed supplies, clothes and nappies at a drive-through run by Los Angeles charity Baby2Baby, which provides basic necessities for families in need.

Pictures show the couple handing supplies in through the windows of vehicles at Dr Owen Lloyd Knox Elementary School in South LA on Wednesday.

They are dressed casually for the outing, with Meghan sporting loose khaki shorts with a white shirt and trainers, and Harry going for a similar look plus a baseball cap.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex volunteered at a back-to-school charity event in Los Angeles on Wednesday

A series of photos show the couple handing supplies in through the windows of vehicles at Dr Owen Lloyd Knox Elementary School in South LA (pictured)

A series of photos show the couple handing supplies in through the windows of vehicles at Dr Owen Lloyd Knox Elementary School in South LA (pictured)

The volunteering comes after it emerged the couple had bought a property in the celebrity hotspot of Santa Barbara for a reported £11 million.

The couple had been house-hunting for some time after relocating to the US from Canada just before the coronavirus lockdown.

Harry and Meghan plunged the royal family into a period of crisis when they announced earlier in the year that they wanted to step back from their positions as senior royals and become financially independent.

A summit of senior royals was convened by the Queen at Sandringham to discuss the issue, with Harry sitting down for talks with his grandmother, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge.

Meghan Markle opted for loose khaki shorts with a white shirt and trainers, while Harry donned a similar look plus a baseball cap

Meghan Markle opted for loose khaki shorts with a white shirt and trainers, while Harry donned a similar look plus a baseball cap

The couple volunteered at charity Baby2Baby, which provides basic necessities for families in need. Pictured, Prince Harry

The couple volunteered at charity Baby2Baby, which provides basic necessities for families in need. Pictured, Prince Harry

It was later announced they would no longer be working members of the monarchy, would split their time between Canada and the UK, with the majority in North America, and no longer be known as HRH.

Meghan’s appearance comes a day after she made a bold plea to women across the US to take part in the upcoming presidential election, speaking out about the need for ‘change’ at an online voter summit, while telling participants: ‘If we aren’t part of the solution, we are part of the problem.’ 

The 39-year-old made her stance on the 2020 presidential race incredibly clear when she addressed viewers at the When All Women Vote Couch Party – an online event organized by non-profit organization When We All Vote, which was founded by ‘her friend’ Michelle Obama. 

Appearing as the opening speaker at the summit, Meghan expressed her ‘excitement’ at taking part, before telling those involved with the organization: ‘We need [your work] now more than ever.’

‘I’m really thrilled that you asked me to be a part of this,’ the mother-of-one began, adding: ‘I think this is such an exceptional time [and I am] happy to be here for my friend Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote, and to kick off the When All Women Vote Couch Party.’ 

Speaking directly to the volunteers and workers tuned into the summit, Meghan continued: ‘It is fair to say that we are all very grateful for your work because we need it now really more than ever.’ 

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