According to People, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, personal photographers in tow, recently volunteered at Homeboy Industries, “a community social justice organization working to improve the lives of formerly incarcerated and previously gang-involved people in L.A.” where they helped prepare “meals to food-insecure seniors and youth across L.A. amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” and where Harry hugged a crying lady. People also reports that they’ve both signed with the top-flight Harry Walker Agency which specializes in speaking engagements. Sounds like Meghan and Harry have finally cleared all the obstacles in their path that were preventing them from fulfilling their destiny as angels in America.
After leaving The Firm in absolute shambles by framing Prince Andrew for crimes he personally finds appalling, banishing The Queen and Prince Philip to Windsor Castle with a skeleton crew of servants to clean their litter box and change their water, left Prince William and Duchess Kate holding the bag and shed their problematic ties, Meghan and Harry are finally experiencing the true power of The Secret. Thank you, Oprah! And Meghan and Harry will have every opportunity to do so, now that they share an agency. via People:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are settling into life in L.A. with their 1-year-old son Archie, have signed with the New York-based Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements, PEOPLE confirms.
Their new venture, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, will see the couple engage in keynote speeches with trade associations, corporations and community forums. They will also continue to focus on social issues such as racial injustice, gender equality, mental health and environmental concerns.
The speaking agency also represents Oprah Winfrey and Jane Goodall — who are friends with the couple — in addition to Michelle and Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Alex Rodriguez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tina Fey, Stacey Abrams and Gloria Steinem.
Possibly unrelated but definitely related, the Harry Walker Agency Twitter page is currently locked.
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Just look at the result of jealousy & hatred. Crazy crew trolls attacking yet another affiliation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Harry Walker Agency had to lock their Twitter account, thanks to the haters. What do they get out of it? I say this often and I'll say it again: what kind of miserable lives do they lead that they sit around waiting for anything Sussex related to be posted and they pounce, like wild animals?! I guess they don't believe in karma? ******************************* #DukeandDuchessofSussex #PrinceHarry #PrinceHenryofWales #royalcouple #RachelMeghanMarkle #meghanmarkle #meghan #HarryWalkerAgency
People adds that Meghan and Harry are still working on getting Archewell launched and that they “have been quietly focused behind the scenes on further developing Archewell amid the rapidly changing social landscape.” Since they still don’t have a website or any social media in place yet, the pictures they own from their day at Homeboy industries are, presumably, on loan.
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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! 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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For 32 years, Homeboy Industries has stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to brave men and women seeking to transform their lives after gang-involvement and incarceration. Each year, we provide support to nearly 9,000 individuals through job training and free services such as tattoo removal, mental health services, GED classes, legal services, and more. Above all, we provide space for our clients to heal from intergenerational cycles of violence in a community of radical compassion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’d like to help provide second chances to brave men and women and their families, visit our website and stand with us at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 Credit: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
According to Us Weekly:
The couple stopped by the L.A.-based nonprofit, which employs former gang members and other individuals trying to rebuild their lives, and assisted bakery and café workers in preparing food as a part of the #FeedHOPE initiative in the city.
Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle said that Meghan and Harry “helped bake bread and they helped package all these meals that go to seniors and to foster care youth and folks who are having a difficult time during the pandemic.” Father Greg says that Meghan had contacted him to discuss “what was happening in our country at the moment,” and then surprised him by suggesting she and Harry come lend a hand. Apparently Meghan had taken a cooking course at the organization with her mom 20 years prior, and still “remembers the tamale recipe she learned there to this day.”
Noted tamale enthusiast, Prince Harry, also made a big impression on Father Greg.
During one of his conversations with the workers, Harry, 35, put aside the quarantine rules and comforted one woman, who broke into tears while speaking to him. According to Boyle, the woman had just lost the father of her son.
“His funeral is next week, so she just starts to cry and forget social distancing,” the father said. “Harry just held her. It was very sweet, very sweet. But it was kind of raw for her.”
He added: “Harry was immediate. He just threw her arms around her and held her for a long time. It was very, very touching.”
I’d normally say “pics or it didn’t happen” but they are probably saving them for the Archewell launch.