Prince Harry and Meghan Markle planted forget-me-nots in honour of Princess Diana during a visit to a preschool in Los Angeles on the 23rd anniversary of her death August, 31.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, are currently living in a $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara after officially stepping down from royal duty in March.
The couple could be seen planting flowers as they visited the Preschool for at-risk children in Los Angeles, with Prince Harry and Meghan also planting forget-me-not-seeds in memory of Princess Diana.
According to the couple’s biographer Omid Scobie, the couple went on to sing nursery rhymes in the garden with the children and spent time reading books about gardening and vegetables.’
Sharing images of their visit online, the Assistance League LA tweeted: ‘The children of our Preschool Learning Centre got a wonderful surprise when The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited yesterday.’
They continued: ‘In addition to helping the children replant the Preschool Learning Centre’s garden, they spent time with them, sharing their appreciation for nature and helping to educate the children on the importance of healthy eating.
‘We truly appreciate their time and care for our students.’
The couple have frequently featured forget-me-nots at important moments in their lives as a nod to the memory of Princess Diana who adored the small flowers, they even featured in Meghan’s bouquet on the couple’s wedding day. The Duke hand-picked several flowers from their private garden at Kensington Palace a day ahead of the wedding.
A few days ago, Prince Harry said he is ‘loving’ his ‘fantastic’ new life. The Duke joined a virtual call alongside staff and volunteers from the Rugby Football League where he was asked by Ellery Hanley MBE if he is enjoying life in the US, to which he said: ‘Oh easy question. I am loving it. It’s fantastic.’
He said: ‘I need to get him playing some rugby league, but I am unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have outdoor space and see my son outside as I know so many people haven’t had that chance in the last five months.’
The Duke added: ‘Our little man is our number one priority and then our work is our second priority to play our part to make the world a better place.’