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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Share Photos From a Busy Day of Engagements

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just disclosed details from a trip to a children’s hospital and an African-American art event that took place the day before Kate Middleton announced her cancer diagnosis.


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Over the last few months, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been ramping up their public appearances, and alongside a trip to Invictus Games training camp in Whistler in February, they launched a new website that collects news about their charitable and private work. On Tuesday, the couple shared photos from two engagements in the Los Angeles area that took place on March 21.

First, Meghan visited the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she joined a group of children for a surprise story time. According to People, Meghan read books that included Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and Rosie the Riveter and helped the children with related craft activities. A video from the visit shows the duchess wearing an Oscar de La Renta shirtdress as she shakes hands and poses with patients.

Later that same day, she and Harry hosted a special event for The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection, a collection of art and artifacts related to Black life in America, at its newly extended suite of galleries at SoFi Stadium. The couple joined guests on a private tour before hosting a question and answer session with Bernard, Shirley and Khalil Kinsey, the philanthropic family that started the now 700-object-strong collection in the early 1970s. Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, was also present for the event, and a photograph shows her posing with Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyoncé and Solange.

The events took place the day before Kate Middleton announced that she was recently diagnosed with cancer. When the announcement video was released, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said that the couple wished the princess and her family “health and healing,” adding that they “hope they are able to do so privately and in peace.” The following day, The Times reported that Meghan and Harry initially found out about Kate’s diagnosis through the news media.

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