Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
  • Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan volunteered with the Preschool Learning Center in Los Angeles this week, where they gardened alongside young students and read books about the importance of healthy foods and eating.
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also planted forget-me-nots in the school’s garden, in honour of the 23rd anniversary of Princess Diana‘s death this week.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are helping keep Princess Diana’s memory alive, even from their new home state of California.

Yesterday, the royal couple volunteered with the Preschool Learning Center in Los Angeles, spending the morning working in the organisation’s garden and replanting flowers and healthy foods with the children—an annual activity that the school does every year. August 31 also marked the 23rd anniversary of the passing of Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, so to honour her, he and Meghan planted forget-me-nots, the late princess’s favourite flower, in the garden.

The duke and duchess also planted a mix of petunias, California wildflowers, tomatoes, squash, sweet peas, and more. After a morning of gardening with the kids (who were also singing and dancing while getting their hands dirty), the couple read the students a few books about gardening, vegetables, and planting, including the children’s classic Jack and the Beanstalk.

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The Preschool Learning Center is part of the Assistance League of Los Angeles, an organisation that works to improve the lives of impoverished children in the community via philanthropy, dedicated service, and compassionate programming. With the Preschool Learning Center, the Assistance League works to provide high-quality child care to students between the ages of three and five who come from lower-income families in the surrounding community.

This story originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.