How Harry & Meghan Honoured Princess Diana On 23rd Anniversary Of Her Passing
On Aug. 31, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan attended a special event with schoolchildren in L.A. The day also marked the 23rd anniversary of Princess Diana's 1997 death, but the couple honoured the memory of Harry's late mother while doing garden work with the students. Read on to learn the touching gesture Harry had prepared for the day.
Monday, Aug. 31, was the 23rd anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death in a car crash.
On the solemn day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a visit to the Preschool Learning Center in Los Angeles, where they spent time with children and got involved in garden work in the classroom. But the Duke of Sussex had also come prepared to honour his late mother's anniversary.
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The main event during the school visit was to replant the preschool's classroom garden. And, according to People, Prince Harry had brought seeds of Forget-Me-Nots — known to be a favourite of Princess Diana — which he planted to mark the 23rd anniversary of his mother's passing.
On Tuesday, the Assistance League of Los Angeles, which runs the Preschool Learning Center, shared photos of Harry and Meghan's "wonderful surprise" visit to the school.
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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
In the photos, Harry and Meghan are seen getting hands-on in the garden and giving the young gardeners a few pointers. The AL added that the Sussexes shared their "appreciation for nature" and helped "instill the importance of healthy eating" in the children during the visit.
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Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer also marked the anniversary of her death with a social media tribute on Monday. Late last week, it was further announced that Prince Harry and Prince William commissioned a statue of their late mother that will be unveiled on July 1, 2021—what would have been her 60th birthday.
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan's visit to the L.A. preschool continues their back-to-school season community work. In late August, they also stepped out to assist with a school supplies distribution with Baby2Baby charity.