Meghan Markle appears to be taking after her fiancée’s late mother,Princess Diana. Earlier this week it was reported that the former Suits star has been making secret trips to the Al Manaar community mosque, a site of support for Grenfell Tower fire victims.
A leading Grenfell community member said: "Meghan's visits mean so much to us. She has a special place in our hearts." A royal source told the Mirror: "Ms Markle has regularly been making private visits to organizations as she gets to know the charity sector."
Meghan's actions have since been compared to those of Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. The princess was known for making secret visits to several children and cancer charities and to those that assisted people living with HIV and AIDS. Diana also spent time with victims of landmines, and left her home at Kensington Palace in the middle of the night to speak to those in need nearby.
The late princess spoke about her desire to help the homeless in a 1995 speech for the charity Centrepoint, an organization which helped young people who lived on the street and which Prince William is now a patron. She said: "Young person deserves a proper start in life, and those who have no family to turn to, need to rely on us as a society (to give) the help, the encouragement they need.”
As Prince William recently revealed in the HBO documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, “[Diana] always understood that there was a real life outside of palace walls (and her) immediate warmth was always there for whoever she met.”