Meghan Markle and Prince Harry surprised a group of young poets over the weekend, and once again took the time to support a cause that is important to them.
The couple surprised the poets, who are part of the Los Angeles-based educational group Get Lit – Words Ignite, which uses poetry to increase literacy, empower youth and inspire communities, via Zoom Saturday. . Get Lit – Words Ignite Community Outreach Manager Mason Granger shared a screenshot of the sweet surprise on Instagram, with Harry and Meghan grinning big. The shocked faces of some of the poets were also priceless.
Granger called the moment “surreal.”
“So Prince Harry and Meghan came to my poetry class on Saturday and kicked it with Get Lit Players for a multitude of minutes,” Granger wrote. “My favorite part of all this was that Meghan echoed so many feelings that we have talked about in class, about this particular moment in time / history for being a young person and the domino effect of one voice. The root of That they decided to come is because at some point in their lives, they were moved by a poem. And whoever wrote that poem at some point thought to himself: “Does this matter? Is anybody listening? “And they shared it anyway. Fast forward, ripple, ripple, and these kids get a 45 minute surprise chat with Prince Harry and Meghan. It was pretty surreal.”
Granger shared that the couple took the time to learn about the children before surprising them on Zoom.
“My children shared poems, asked questions, children answered and answered questions, responded authentically (they actually read and learned the children’s biographies that I had sent them earlier),” she wrote. “I just want to say that the Get Lit Players are brilliant and 10/10 would recommend The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their next Zoom poetry practice.”
According to royal reporter Omid Scobie, Harry and Meghan’s surprise was in honor of Black History Month.
“A surprise appearance at Sussex poetry class honoring #BlackHistoryMonth,” Scobie tweeted along with a screenshot of the couple. “The @ GetLitPoet initiative helps increase literacy and empower youth in more than 100 US schools. Its curriculum helps students learn classical poetry along with writing and performing their own verses.” .
Meghan has made no secret that she has a great appreciation for poetry. In March 2017, she took to Twitter to celebrate International Women’s Day with a powerful poem by Nayyirah Waheed. Meghan captioned a screenshot of the poem about reminding girls of their worth, rather than their beauty, “To Always Know Your Worth ✨ #IWD.” Meghan again quoted a Waheed poem for Mother’s Day in 2019, Instagramming, “My mother was my first country; the first place I lived.”