Meghan Markle wrote messages of support on bananas for women breaking free of sex work and addiction

WPA Pool/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle came up with an empowering idea.

Meghan Markle has had a busy few months since announcing her pregnancy in October 2018.

On Friday, Markle and Prince Harry visited One25, a charity specializing in helping women to break free from street sex work, addiction, and other life-controlling issues.

The duchess spent part of her day packing lunches for the women.

Meghan markle bananaWPA Pool/Getty ImagesMarkle wrote messages of support on the bananas.

According to a tweet shared by Kensington Palace, the duchess had the idea to write messages of support on the bananas included in the lunches to add an empowering touch.

“I’m in charge of the banana messaging!” Markle says in the video shared by Kensington Palace. She wrote messages such as “You are special,” “You are strong,” and “You are brave” on the bananas that the women will receive in their food parcels.

According to the Daily Telegraph’s royal correspondent Hannah Furness, Markle came up with the idea during a tour of the kitchen at One25. She said she was inspired by a similar concept from a school lunch program in the United States.

From launching a cookbook with the Hubb Community Kitchen to bringing her own banana bread recipe all the way to Australia, Markle seems to be taking a hands-on approach when it comes to her royal duties.


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Representatives for One25 did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.

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