MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry made a surprise guest appearance on a Zoom poetry class to honour Black History Month.
The Duke and Duchess dropped in on an online gathering of Get Lit – Words Ignite – a California-based arts education non-profit organisation aimed at improving teen literacy through poetry.
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Meghan and Harry are currently living in their $14million Californian mansion and famously stepped back from their royal duties last year.
The organisation said on social media that the Sussexes’ appearance made it the “best weekend EVER!”.
They added that Harry and Meghan were “magic and kind and interested in poetry!”
It said: “The Duchess even shared some of her favourite poetry lines. We are so grateful for their visit in honour of Black History Month.
“It goes down as most epic experience in Get Lit history!!!”
Other participants on the call were seen open-mouthed as the Duke and Duchess appeared on the screen.
It is understood that Harry and Meghan, in honour of Black History Month in the US, wanted to support an organisation which engages and empowers young people to find and raise their voices.
Mason Granger, Get Lit’s manager of public outreach, wrote on Instagram: “Soooo Prince Harry and Meghan dropped into my poetry class on Saturday and kicked it with the Get Lit Players for a multitude of minutes.
“My favourite part of it all was Meghan echoing so many sentiments we’ve talked about in class, about this particular moment in time/history to be a young person and the ripple effect of a single voice.
“The root of them deciding to come is because at some point in their lives, they were moved by a poem.”
He said the Sussexes spent 45 minutes chatting with the teenagers and had taken the time to learn the biographies of the students in the class beforehand.
Mr Granger added: “It was pretty surreal. My kids shared poems, they asked questions, the kids answered and asked questions back, they responded authentically.”
He said the Get Lit Players “10/10 would recommend the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for your next Zoom poetry practice”.
It comes amid speculation about when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would return to the UK from their home in LA, where they have spent the last year.
They had been due to meet the Queen in March for their 12-month review of Megxit but this was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.