Prince Harry Looks Casual Volunteering For Charity In Compton

Katie O'Malley
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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

From ELLE

Prince Harry has continued to volunteer during the Coroanvirus pandemic, recently lending a hand at a non-profit foundation in his new home of California.

Last week, the Walker Family Events Foundation (WFEF) – which provides support for veterans, their families and vulnerable members of society in the city of Compton, near Los Angeles – shared photographs of the Duke of Sussex helping out volunteers.

'Today I had the honour of meeting and working alongside Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,’ a volunteer captioned a photograph of Harry, wearing a pair of jeans, a polo top, cap and face mask, on the account.

‘He joined us in volunteering at Compton VFW for the Operation Nourish program packing and distributing food to our #Compton neighbours. He is very humble and kind.'

In another photo, the father-one-one is seen sorting bags of items and in another has a pair of black gloves in his pocket.

The outing comes days after Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were photographed at the Los Angeles National cemetery on November 8 to mark Remembrance Day in the UK.

Since their permanent move to the US earlier this year, Harry and Meghan have been keen to get involve in their local community and outreach programmes.

In June they helped to prepare food at the Homeboy Industries Café alongside former gang members and in August, the pair joined efforts with the nonprofit Baby2Baby, which provides support to children and families living in poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday November 18, Harry will join celebrities including Bruce Springsteen and comedian Tiffany Haddish for the annual Stand Up for Heroes event.

Last month, the couple went live with their non-profit organisation, Archewell.

Photo credit: Archewell
Photo credit: Archewell

Explaining the organisation’s name and delayed launch following their decision to step away as senior members of the royal family, the couple told the Telegraph in April.

Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be.

Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of "Arche"—the Greek word meaning "source of action."

We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.

Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.

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