Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave out nappies and helped kids try on school rucksacks at a drive-thru charity event near their new LA mansion.
The couple wore face masks as they joined other volunteers at a charity Baby2Baby, which gives essential necessities for families in need and pictures show the couple handing supplies to people through car windows at Dr Owen Lloyd Knox Elementary School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Both looked informal, with Meghan Markle wearing loose khaki shorts and a white shirt while Harry opted for brown shorts, a white polo shirt and a baseball hat.
A source said everyone was in great spirits and the kids were excited to receive their books and supplies and Meghan and Harry did what they do best, engage and connect with the masses.
Meghan and Harry also conversed with the parents and children who looked to see the special royal guests.
The volunteering came after it surfaced the couple had bought an £11 million mansion in the celeb hotspot of Santa Barbara.
They moved out of movie producer Tyler Perry’s Los Angeles home in July, purchasing the nine-bedroom property after taking out a £7.25 million mortgage as well as getting some monetary aid from Prince Charles.
The couple had been house hunting for some time after relocating to the US from Canada just before the coronavirus lockdown and they’ve settled on Montecito, which is where a number of their celeb friends including Ellen DeGeneres and Ophrah live.
A source said that Harry and Meghan have been quietly living in their new home for about six weeks and that this is where they want to continue their lives after leaving the United Kingdom and that this is the first place either of them has ever owned and it’s a pretty special time for them as a couple and as a family.
Meghan Markle talked candidly about voting ahead of the US presidential election, making a surprise guest appearance at Michelle Obama’s ‘When All Women Vote’ online event.
She told fellow American women that if you’re complacent, you’re complicit, during her video message, and described voting as being part of a legacy.
The former US First Lady’s organisation intends to improve participation in elections and to end the race and age voting gap by transforming the culture around voting and speaking from her Los Angeles home, Meghan said: “We can make a difference in this election and we will make the difference in this election”.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have now stepped down from their royal responsibilities. They’re now living in Los Angeles and pursuing passion projects and they’re doing so without the help from the Queen and when they gave up their titles, they also gave up a sovereign grant given by the treasury.
Now, they’re paying back the sovereign grant for the $3 million, taxpayer-funded restoration of Frogmore Cottage, where they previously lived and their lifestyle isn’t sustained by the crown anymore, but they never had to rely solely on the crown anyhow.
Meghan and Harry are expected to still get funds from the Duchy of Cornwall, a private fund administered by Prince Charles, which amounts to £2.3 million ($3 million) a year.
Before marrying Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was earning close to half a million dollars a year starring in the USA Network drama ‘Suits’, plus a five-figure income from endorsement deals and sponsorships announced in 2018 to be the total net worth which was calculated at $5 million.