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Prince Harry hailed as 'humble and kind' after private charity work

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·2-min read
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks with members of the Invictus Games Choir at Abbey Road Studios, where a single has been recorded for the Invictus Games Foundation on February 28, 2020 in London, England.  (Photo by Hannah McKay - WPA Pool / Gettyimages)
Prince Harry at Abbey Road Studios, in February 2020. (Hannah McKay - WPA Pool / Gettyimages)

Prince Harry has been hailed as “humble and kind” after volunteering with a charity in Los Angeles.

Harry, 36, packed food boxes in Compton, with the Walker Family Events Foundation.

The visit was shared online by the charity in two Instagram posts, one of which said: “Today I had the honor of meeting and working alongside Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

“He joined us in volunteering at Compton VFW for the Operation Nourish program packing and distributing food to our #Compton neighbors.

“He is very humble and kind.”

The foundation provides COVID-19 related assistance to veterans and their families if they are at risk of homelessness or have already become homeless.

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A spokesman for Harry said: “It was a private day.”

The duke was dressed casually in a green polo shirt and jeans, with off-white New Balance trainers.

He wore a cap and a black face covering during the visit.

He was there with an organisation called The Mission Continues, which helps veterans serve in their communities after they have left the armed forces.

The duke was with the Los Angeles branch of the organisation.

The visit took place on 12 November, but pictures have only recently been spotted online.

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It came soon after he and his wife Meghan Markle visited a cemetery in California to pay their respects to the war dead on Remembrance Day.

The duke is understood to have requested that the Royal Family lay a wreath on his behalf but the request was turned down because he is no longer a senior royal.

The visit to Los Angeles National Cemetery divided opinion again though, as the couple was accused of a publicity stunt, using fashion photographer Lee Morgan to take images of the day.

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