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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were poetry students for the weekend! In honor of Black History Month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised a virtual Get Lit class on Feb. 6 and discussed their favorite lines of prose with the group. The students were clearly excited to see the royals, as evidenced by their shocked faces in an Instagram photo shared on Monday.
The Get Lit Instagram page shared a message following Meghan and Harry’s visit, writing, “Guess who surprised our poetry class this weekend?! It was the best weekend EVER! Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were magic and kind and interested in poetry! The Duchess even shared some of her favorite poetry lines. We are so grateful for their visit in honor of Black History Month.”
The group’s manager of public outreach, Mason Granger, elaborated on his own Instagram page. He said his “favorite part of it all” was when Meghan echoed the discussions the class already had “about this particular moment in time/history to be a young person and the ripple effect of a single voice.”
“Fast forward ripple ripple ripple and these kids get a surprise 45 minute chat with the Prince Harry and Meghan,” Mason continued. “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). The org and all the kids are posting today with more details about the visit— I just want to say that the Get Lit Players are brilliant and 10/10 would recommend The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for your next Zoom poetry practice.”