The former Duchess of Cambridge spoke “perfect” Spanish during a visit to Homeboy Industries. The charity works with ex-gang members and helps to provide food for the vulnerable. Founder Father of Homeboy Industries Greg Boyle praised Meghan’s linguistic skills, describing her “perfect” Spanish as a “revelation”.
Boyle said Harry and Meghan had a “wonderful” time visiting Homeboy Industries cafe and bakery last month.
He said: “She spoke Spanish perfectly with one young woman,” he told People.
“She just went right into Spanish, which was a revelation — and it was very good.”
Meghan is said to have learned Spanish during her time interning at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while she was a student at Northwestern University.
Meghan also studied French for several years while filming Suits in Canada.
But it wasn’t just Meghan’s linguistic skills that impressed Mr Boyle and the other volunteers during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charity visit in June.
The charity founder also praised the former Duchess of Sussex’ baking skills.
Speaking of the visit, he commented that she was “quite good” at preparing the croissants and other baked goods.
Mr Boyle described them as being “completely engaged and very informal”.
He also praised the couple’s very obvious connection, explaining that, while they went out of their way to connect with the other volunteers in the room, “they’d always find their way back to each other”.
“It was just sweet,” Father Boyle added.
“They seem to have a good time together.
“We all felt special that they chose to come to our place.”
The former royals arranged the visit shortly after the murder of George Floyd, who died at the hands of white police officer Derek Chauvin and three colleagues during an arrest over Memorial Day Weekend.
Father Boyle said that Meghan made very clear when she spoke to him that the couple wanted to get stuck in during their visit
The founder added that Meghan “didn’t want to have a long-table discussion or presentation or even a tour”.
The charity founder added that Meghan’s focus was “helping to address food insecurity in the country” – an issue that she and Harry have centered much of their volunteer work around since moving to LA.
The couple were previously spotted delivering food to critically-ill residents in April.
At the time of the couple’s visit, Homeboy Industries shared snaps of Harry and Meghan working away in the kitchen on Instagram, while stating in the caption: “Thank you to Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for visiting and standing in kinship with our Café and Bakery teams yesterday!
“Our staff were thrilled to work alongside them as they helped prepare food and learned more about our newly launched #FeedHOPE program, which employs our program participants to provide meals to food-insecure seniors and youth across Los Angeles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Published at Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:32:00 +0000