Meghan Markle is honoring those who have worked tirelessly to support others during the coronavirus pandemic.
During the “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” special on Sunday (Dec. 13), the Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise guest appearance. This was Markle’s first public appearance since she revealed in a New York Times piece that she suffered a miscarriage back in July.
"In a year that has been universally challenging for everyone, I'm inspired by the stories of compassion in our communities,” she said during the show. “Across the country, people have put their own needs aside to come together and support the collective well-being of those around them.”
"We saw communities standing up and taking action. When kids' lunch programs came to a halt, we saw our neighbors make sure that those children received the nutrition they need. And when those who are immunocompromised or most vulnerable couldn't leave their homes, we, as a community, showed up to deliver the food they needed to their doorsteps," Markle continued.
Celebrating who she called “quiet heros” Meghan Markle honored those who supported communities, making sure that they “did not have to suffer in isolation.”
Since moving back to home to California with her husband Prince Harry and their one-year-old son, Archie, in March, Markle has also been volunteering within the Los Angeles area, People reports. The couple helped hand out meals for Project Angel Food, in April, to people that were living with a critical illness who are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
In June, Markle and Prince Harry visited Homeboy Industries, a local social justice organization working to improve the lives of formerly incarcerated and previously gang-involved people in L.A.. And teamed up with some of the group’s participants to work in the café and bakery to prepare food for the #FeedHOPE program, which provides meals to the youth and senior citizens who are unsure on where their next meal will come from amid the ongoing health crisis.
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