Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make a surprise appearance in online poetry class

Harry, 36, looked very tanned as he and his wife, 39, joined the online class from their $14.5 million home in Montecito, California (Photo: Instagram)
Harry, 36, looked very tanned as he and his wife, 39, joined the online class from their $14.5 million home in Montecito, California (Photo: Instagram)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left a group of young poets in a state of utter shock when they made a surprise appearance in an Zoom poetry class over the weekend.

The couple were the guests of honor during a digital event organized by poetry group Get Lit in honor of Black History Month, during which Meghan, 39, ‘shared some of her favorite lines’ with the aspiring performers, while Harry expressed a keen ‘interest’ in poetry.

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In a screenshot shared by Get Lit on Instagram, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, are seen beaming with joy as they introduce themselves to the participants in the free class – which was attended by aspiring poets aged between 13 and 19 – many of whom are seen staring open-mouthed at the on-screen couple.

‘We’ve saved the best for last! Guess who surprised our poetry class this weekend?!’ the group wrote in the caption, before going on to gush about their special guests.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance in an online poetry class on Saturday, which was held in honor of Black History Month (Photo: Instagram)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance in an online poetry class on Saturday, which was held in honor of Black History Month (Photo: Instagram)

‘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 caption continued.

‘The Duchess even shared some of her favorite poetry lines. We are so grateful for their visit in honor of Black History Month. It goes down as most epic experience in Get Lit history!!!’

Although the post did not share further details about which poems the Duchess chose to share, she has previously recited lines from A Note from the Beach by Matt Haig, as well as quoting pieces from Maya Angelou.

On its website, the organization explains that it is working to ‘increase literacy, empower the youth, and inspire communities’ through poetry, revealing that it now teaches it curriculum in more than 100 schools across California.

In the screenshot shared by Get Lit, Harry and Meghan are seen grinning from ear-to-ear while several of the students stare back at them in shock, with one even covering her mouth in surprise.

Both the Duke and Duchess dressed casually for the occasion, with Harry wearing a white polo shirt and a leather necklace, while Meghan is seen modeling a pale blue button down, with her long brunette hair left in loose waves around her shoulders.

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