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Meghan Markle wrote uplifting messages on bananas for sex workers in need

By Krisinda Merhi February 4, 2019

"Do you have a Sharpie marker? I have an idea.” 

Meghan Markle is beautiful, successful and all-round GREAT human being. 
 
And her latest charity visit is proof of how bloody brilliant she is. 
 
On Friday February 1, Meghan and Prince Harry made an unannounced visit to One25: a Bristol-based charity which supports women who feel vulnerable to sex worker. 
 
The royals did their standard duties: talking to volunteers about their work, showing their support and looking damn photogenic while doing so. 

But while watching volunteers pack food parcels for women in need, Meghan had a light-bulb moment. 

“Do you have a Sharpie marker?” she asked, “I have an idea.”

Meghan then began to write empowering messages on the skins of bananas packed in each lunch parcel. 

Beautiful, right? 

RIGHT?!

On Twitter, Kensington Palace described Meghan’s actions as a “simple gesture and a way to incorporate positivity and kindness for those needing a self esteem boost.” 

Speaking to the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English, Meghan explained: 

“I saw this project this woman had started somewhere in the States on a school lunch programme. On each of the bananas she wrote an affirmation, to make the kids feel really, like, empowered. It was the most incredible idea – this small gesture."

The food parcels with Meghan’s messages will be delivered directly to vulnerable women on the streets through One 25’s outreach programme. 

The Outreach team, known as the ‘yellow van ladies’, deliver more than just food. They also provide ladies with first aid, warm clothing, condoms, and safety alarms.

Images: Kensington Palance / Twitter, Giphy / Giphy.