The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have surprised a youth poetry class after dropping in on their Zoom meeting!
According to an Instagram message posted by Get Lit, the poetry organisation running the class, the couple chatted to students in honour of Black History Month:
“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 favourite poetry lines. We are so grateful for their visit in honour of Black History Month. It goes down as the most epic experience in Get Lit history!!!”
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Tutor Mason Granger also shared some words on Insta about the surprise virtual visitors:
“Soooo Pirince Harry and Meghan dropped into my poetry class on Saturday and kicked it with the Get Lit Players for a multitude of minutes,” he begins.
“My favourite part of it all 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,” he continues.
“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). ”
Granger ends by joking that he would “10/10 recommend The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for your next Zoom poetry practice.”
Ciely Valenzuela, a student of the program wrote on her Insta the the Sussexes were “super kind, respectful and so genuine” while another student Nyarae Francis, describes it as a “life-changing” and “unforgettable moment.”
The Get Lit Poetry program is working to increase literacy and empower young people at over 100 schools across America. You can learn more about their work HERE.