Prince Harry and Meghan Markle honored the late Princess Diana’s memory by planting her favorite flowers at a preschool in Los Angeles.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined children and teachers at the Preschool Learning Center in L.A. on Monday, which marked the 23rd anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.
In the children’s learning garden, Meghan, Harry, and the children watered the plot with elephant-shaped watering cans. They planted flowers and vegetables, including petunias, California wildflowers, tomatoes, squash, sweet peas, and more. Harry also brought along seeds for his mother’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots.
“Everyone got their hands dirty digging holes for the new plants and seeds and making sure they were secure with enough soil,” a source shared of the special visit.
For the casual outing, Meghan wore her go-to Rothy’s flats with a chambray top and skinny jeans. She pulled her hair back into a no-fuss low bun for the occasion.
Harry also spent some time reading books to the children, including Jack and the Beanstalk which “had everyone laughing about magic beans,” the source adds. “They listened to children’s nursery music while they gardened and some of the children danced and sang.”
Meghan and Harry recently moved to Santa Barbara with their 1-year old son, Archie. The Preschool Learning Centre they visited aims to improve the lives of children in the community through philanthropy, service, and programs. Meghan and Harry have previously volunteered at the Preschool Learning Center, which is close to where Meghan attended middle and high school.
Check out the special photos from their visit below:
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The children of our Preschool Learning Center got a wonderful surprise when The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited yesterday! ❤️ 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 instill the importance of healthy eating. We truly appreciate their time and care for our students. 🌱 For more than 100 years, @assistanceleagueoflosangeles has been providing early education services to children in need. Our nationally-accredited preschool instructs 40 students from low-income L.A. families. #AssistLA100 #AssistLAtogether #dukeandduchess #dukeandduchessofsussex #harryandmeghan #LosAngeles #VolunteerLA Photos by @msayles