Harry and Meghan don face masks to volunteer in LA

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

They’ve kept a pretty low profile since moving to LA back in March but fans have finally caught a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as they volunteered during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pictured making pastries and helping to package up food parcels for those in need at Homeboy Industries, a gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in Los Angeles. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been spotted out volunteering in LA. Photo: Getty Images

Both were spotted wearing black face masks, blue hair nets and white shirts, donning black aprons with the organisation’s logo emblazoned on the front. 

“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,” the organisation wrote on their Instagram page. 

“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.”

Homeboy Industries went on to explain that for the past 32 years they’ve been a “beacon of hope in Los Angeles to brave men and women seeking to transform their lives after gang-involvement and incarceration”. 

Meghan and Harry helped out at Homeboy Industries. Photo: Instagram/homeboyindustries
The former senior royals helped package up food parcels. Photo: Instagram/homeboyindustries

Every year, they provide 9,000 people with job training and free services such as  tattoo removal, mental health services, GED classes and legal services.

“Above all, we provide space for our clients to heal from intergenerational cycles of violence in a community of radical compassion,” they wrote. 

Just hours after the photos were released, it was revealed that Meghan and Harry confirmed a potential million-dollar move as they signed up for their first jobs as former senior royals - as speakers on a star-studded agency which includes the likes of Hillary Clinton and comedian Tina Fey.

A source confirmed to Yahoo UK that the couple is on the books with the Harry Walker Agency, who also work exclusively with former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, as well as Bill Clinton and his wife, former Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.

The Duke and Duchess took a photo with the other volunteers at the organisation. Photo: Instagram/homeboyindustries

According to a source, they will be joining discussions and making speeches on “racial justice, gender equity, mental health, the environment”.

It’s not known how much they could command, but the enquiry form on the agency website starts at $5,000 and goes up to $100,000 or more.

The pair could be making millions each year with the agency, and they might not have to wait to start, as the company is planning virtual events during the pandemic.

They won’t be the only royals on the speakers’ books though, as Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan works with them.

With extra reporting by Rebecca C Taylor.

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