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Why Bananas? Meghan Markle Chose An Unusual Way To Support Women On The Street. Some Were Severely Offended

Date February 6, 2019 17:11

Even though Meghan Markle’s army of fans is growing rapidly, she is often seen to break the royal protocol. Previously, we shared an expert opinion on why she allowed herself to ignore some of the rules adopted at court. Nevertheless, women all over the world follow her fashionable images and note all minor changes in her style.

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Although the Duchess will soon become the mother for the first time, she still works hard.

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On February 1, the Dukes of Sussex went to Bristol to meet with representatives of One25. Its activities are aimed at helping women suffering from harmful addictions, working mainly in the red light districts. It is believed that Markle chose this specific organization in the segment. The details of the visit weren’t disclosed to avoid disturbing those who receive help from One25.

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Meghan is known for her feminist views and eagerness to fight for the women rights. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that the Duchess wanted to encourage them. Employees from One25 deliver food packages to the people in need, which sometimes also include warm clothes, barrier contraceptives, and other necessary items 5 times a week. This time, Meghan Markle came up with an unusual idea: she wrote personal messages to all girls working on the street.

Each package included bananas with a message on the peel from the Duchess:

You are special

You are loved

You are brave

According to Harper’s BAZAAR, One25 staff was very touched. The royals aren’t allowed to give autographs or any other samples of their handwriting, as this can be used for criminal purposes. Nevertheless, it seems that she, as a calligrapher, didn’t violate the protocol this time.

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However, not everyone understood the Duchess’ honorable desire to inspire. One of the girls who received the package told The Sun why she considered these messages offensive. She informed that Markle had much more tools to help people like her than to leave inscriptions on fruits.

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Another logical question to Meghan: why did she decide to write on bananas and not on sheets of paper? It turns out that she saw this in the US long before her visit to Bristol. A teacher at one of the schools encouraged the students, leaving them inspirational messages in lunch boxes, most often written on the peel of a fruit.

The effectiveness of this method must have made an indelible impression on Meghan, so she decided to try something similar. Perhaps the Duchess could have helped the women suffering from addictions from a different, more practical angle. However, was her attention really offensive this time? What do you think about this?

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