Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'volunteer to deliver meals' in LA

Rebecca Taylor
Royal Correspondent
Harry and Meghan are reportedly volunteering with Project Angel Food. (Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly volunteered to deliver meals to people with critical illness as they settle into life in Los Angeles.

According to ET Online, the couple has volunteered to help Project Angel Food which helps those who are most at risk if they caught coronavirus.

It comes as WellChild revealed Harry spent time over the Easter weekend video calling families with sick children, as patron of the charity.

Richard Ayoub, Project Angel Food's executive director told ET: “They told us they heard our drivers were overloaded and wanted to volunteer to lighten the drivers' workload.

“I am blown away that they chose us. They care about our vulnerable population.

“Our clients are most at risk to contract the coronavirus, having compromised immune systems including heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and most are over the age of 60.”

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Richard Ayoub and Lisa Vanderpump celebrate Project Angel Food's 12 millionth meal last year. (Getty Images)

Harry and Meghan are the latest in a string of celebrities to offer their help to the charity, which helps feed more than 1,600 people across Los Angeles.

Actors including Jamie Lee Curtis and Jane Lynch have also offered support to Project Angel Food.

The charity prepares and delivers healthy meals for people with serious illness.

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Harry and Meghan have held back on the launch of their non-profit organisation, but confirmed it would be called Archewell.

They said in a statement as they formally stepped back from their senior royal roles that they would be looking for ways they can play their part in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic response.

The duke spent time over the Easter weekend video calling families of sick children who are supported by WellChild, a charity he has been a patron of for 10 years.

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The duke called families of sick children who are supported by WellChild. (WellChild)

Since the decision to step back, he is now a private patron, and no longer represents the Queen in his work.

Meghan’s love for cooking and food is well known in her previous work. Before she became a duchess, she had a lifestyle blog called The Tig on which she shared recipes, and one of her earliest pieces of work as a royal was a cookbook launched with the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

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