On Tuesday, the children and women’s support organisation Assistance League of Los Angeles shared several photos on Instagram of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex planting shrubs and flowers at its Preschool Learning Centre garden.
According to the charity, the visit took place on Monday, 23 years after Princess Diana died in hospital after being injured in a motor vehicle accident in a road tunnel in Paris.
‘In addition to helping the children replant the Preschool Learning Center's garden, they spent time with them, sharing their appreciation for nature and helping to instil the importance of healthy eating. We truly appreciate their time and care for our students,’ the League captioned photos of the couple planting flowers on Instagram.
Royal reporter Omid Scobie explained on Twitter that Archie's parents also sang nursery rhymes in the garden and spent time reading stories to the children.
The Sussexes are believed to have previously volunteered at the centre, which is located close to where Meghan attended school.
In addition to planting, the couple—who played nursery rhymes in the garden—also spent time reading books to the students about gardening, vegetables, and planting, including the Jack and the Beanstalk🌱— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 1, 2020
The Sussexes have previously volunteered at Preschool Learning Center. pic.twitter.com/77IJfsjnG8
Scobie reports the couple and children reportedly planted some forget-me-not seeds, which were famously the late princess’ favourite flower.
The flower featured in Meghan’s wedding bouquet at her nuptials in 2018. In 2006, Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho jointly co-founded the AIDS charity Sentebale. The name 'Sentebale' derives from a a literal translation of ‘forget me not’ in Lesotho dialect, according to the website Diamonds Do Good.
Not afraid to get their hands dirty, Meghan and Harry coordinated their laidback looks for their green-fingered morning.
The mother-of-one wore a denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up, denim skinny jeans and black pumps for the occasion while her husband wore a navy blue shirt, jeans and brown lace-up shoes.
The couple also wore masks for the outing during the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Leagues’s website, its mission ‘is to improve the lives of impoverished children in our community through philanthropy, dedicated service, and compassionate programs’.
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