Megs and Harry put on their shorts and sneaks, hired a photographer, and went out to do good works in the L.A. heat for one of their fave charity organizations, Baby2Baby, which distributes and provides diapers, clothing and other necessities to children in need. From their instagram:
“Baby2Baby was proud to host a drive-through distribution at Knox Elementary in South LA as students across the country return to distance learning this week. Thank you to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for joining our team to help us distribute school supplies, clothing, hygiene items, food and more to children who need these basic essentials more than ever during this unprecedented back to school season.”
We know folks are going to get all het up that they brought a photographer with them, but this was always part of the deal. They wanted to continue doing the charitable work both of them have spent their adult lives doing without being beholden to the vagaries and prejudices of the British press and their various arrangements with Buckingham Palace. Photographers and press are put on notice every time a member of the BRF has a public charity engagement. Harry and Meghan simply wanted control over how and who got notified or were allowed to tag along. You hear a lot of grumbling about them “doing it for the cameras” but that’s literally true of every member of the BRF and their public engagements. That is, in fact, the entire point to them; to serve as public figures doing good works and bucking up the national mood when called for. Their masks are from Royal Jelly Harlem, a Black-owned, female-owned fashion company, because Meghan’s all about being a Royal Black woman (and also because she’s very good at supporting minority business and using fashion to make statements).
Anyway, good for them, but they need to stop dressing alike.
[Photo Credit: Baby2Baby/Instagram]
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