Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan make surprise virtual appearance in honor of Black History Month

Duchess Meghan even shared some 'favorite' poetry

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smile during their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada, on January 7, 2020 in London, England
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Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance in a poetry group's video call over the weekend in honor of Black History Month. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who moved to the US last year, surprised the Get Lit poetry group when they joined their video call over the weekend. Established to help inspire young poets and improve literary education for young people in communities across America, Get Lit shared a photo of the Sussexes' appearance on Instagram. 

Their caption read: ‘We’ve saved the best for last! 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!’

It was also revealed that Duchess Meghan even shared some of her ‘favorite poetry lines’ with the group. 

The Get List post also shared the hugely important reason for the couple's appearance, writing: ‘We are so grateful for their visit in honor of Black History Month. It goes down as most epic experience in Get Lit history!!!’

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The significance of their appearance was expanded upon further on Instagram by Mason Granger, Manager of Public Outreach at Get Lit. In his own heartfelt post, he described the experience as ‘pretty surreal’.

Writing about his favorite part in the caption, Mason revealed it 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.’

‘10/10 would recommend The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for your next Zoom poetry practice’ the caption ended.

Whilst this is the couple’s first appearance together this year, they have been taking on more and more projects since moving to the United States last year after stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family.

They even launched their very own podcast last year, Archewell Audio, which soon shot up the Spotify charts.

We can’t wait to listen to the next episode!

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!