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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined in a virtual poetry class over the weekend with youngsters from the California-based organisation Get Lit-Words Ignite. An image shared on educational group’s Instagram page shows a number of participant’s gobsmacked at the sight of Meghan and Harry joining the call.
During the video call on Saturday, Meghan and Harry can be seen beaming a huge smile from behind their computer screen.
One female student threw her hand over her mouth in amazement when the royal couple appeared.
Another shocked girl could be seen turning away grinning from ear-to-ear, meanwhile a teenage boy can be seen raising his two hands aloft in delight.
The non-profit organisation teaches children English and Drama across more than 100 schools in the US.
Meghan and Harry made a surprise visit to a poetry class
Meghan and Harry shocked members of the class with their appearance
In a post on Twitter, the group revealed Meghan even shared some of her own favourite pieces of poetry.
They also described the royal couple as “magic” and “kind”.
Get Lit-Words Ignite wrote: “Guess who surprised our poetry class this weekend?!
“It was the best weekend EVER! @PHarry_Meghan were magic & kind & interested in poetry!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently living in the US
“The Duchess even shared some of her favourite poetry lines.
“We are so grateful for their visit in honour of #BlackHistoryMonth #YouthPoets.”
Poetry teacher Mason Granger revealed the couple decided to take part in the class after channelling their own experiences of being “moved by a poem” at some point in their life.
In a post on Instagram, Mr Granger said his favourite part of the 45-minute chat was seeing Meghan relate to so many of the issues affecting young people today.
Meghan and Harry quit their roles within the Royal Family last March
He wrote: “So 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.
“And whoever wrote that poem at some point thought to themselves, ‘Does this even matter? Is anyone even listening? And they shared it anyway.
“Fast forward ripple ripple ripple and these kids get a surprise 45 minute chat with the Prince Harry and Meghan. It was pretty surreal. My kids shared poems, they asked questions, the kids answered and asked questions back, they responded authentically (they actually read and learned the kids bios I’d sent earlier).”
One student called Cielo also gave an insight into the surreal experience, and wrote on Instagram: “So… Prince Harry and Megan Markle came to our practice on Saturday.
“I- I’m at a loss for words on how cool and incredible this experience was. They were super kind, respectful and so genuine.
“I loved being able to hear them experience the impact of words and poetry with my fellow glps!”
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Prince Harry is currently sixth-in-line to the throne
An image shared of the video call showed Harry and Meghan logged in under the username “DoS” – which appears to stand for Duke or Duchess of Sussex.
The couple kept their official royal titles despite leaving their senior roles within the Royal Family last March.
Meghan and Harry are currently living in California and a review of their so-called Megxit deal is set to take place with the Queen next month.
— to www.express.co.uk