Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are sheltering in place in Los Angeles during the current health epidemic. And during this time, the royal couple found a way to give back to their new city.
The pair, wearing jeans and face masks, was spotted delivering meals this week through Project Angel Food, an organization founded by Marianne Williamson during the AIDS crisis that provides sustenance to those in need.
When West Hollywood resident Dan Tyrell opened his gate to receive a meal on Wednesday, he was surprised to see faces that looked "familiar."
“I thought that tall red-headed guy looked pretty familiar, and that girl was very pretty. Then I saw the large black SUVs with the security guards behind them,” Dan Tyrell told WeHoVille, a local news outlet. “If they had given me the heads up, I would have worn my tiara!”
Richard Ayoub, the executive director of Project Angel Food’s executive director, said it was "amazing" to receive an offer of help from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, although neither he nor the couple intended to go public with the service.
“They wanted to help us relieve some of the drivers from their workload,” he told WeHoVille. “So they made deliveries in West Hollywood today. It’s really, really amazing. We loved having them and they are the most down-to-earth people.”
Project Angel Food has received a surge of demand since March. Since 1989, the organization has prepared and delivered meals to those with critical illnesses like AIDS, diabetes, and cancer. Most recipients are over age 60, an at-risk group during the current health epidemic.
Those who wish to donate can at the organization's website, AngelFood.org.