Prince Harry volunteers for veterans’ charity in Los Angeles
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been able to keep a relatively low profile since moving to California earlier this year, and even though they are not attending major events or public appearances amid the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19, they have continued to volunteer and give back to their new community over the past few months.
Last week, Prince Harry quietly volunteered with the Compton Veterans of Foreign Wars organization in Los Angeles, where he helped pack and distribute food to locals in need. The Walker Family Events Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support to veterans, their families as well as those at risk of or facing homelessness amid the coronavirus pandemic, shared two photos of the Duke of Sussex helping out on their Instagram account, and the volunteers had nothing but good things to say about the Prince.
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“Today I had the honor of meeting and working alongside Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,” read one of the photo captions (complete with a crown emoji!), below a snap of Prince Harry, who was dressed in a black face mask and dressed in a casual short-sleeved polo shirt, jeans, baseball cap and sneakers. “He joined us to volunteer at Compton VFW for the Operation Nourish program packing and distributing food to our neighbors in #Compton. He is very humble and kind.
It appears Prince Harry volunteered with the Compton VFW around the same time as Remembrance Day events and services in the UK, which honor fallen service personnel and their families. Prince Harry was unable to participate in Remembrance Day with the royal family across the pond this year, although he reportedly made a personal request for a wreath to be laid in his name during the service, which Buckingham Palace refused. Instead, Prince Harry and Meghan privately visited Los Angeles Cemetery on Remembrance Sunday, where they placed flowers from their own garden in Montecito on the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers.
Prince Harry has another charity initiative coming up, such as tonight as he takes part in the Stand Up for Heroes (virtual) event, which raises money for injured veterans and their families.