Whether she's volunteering publicly for one of her patronages or working behind the scenes with one of her favorite charities, the Duchess of Sussex has dedicated many of her initiatives as a royal to the organizations that move her most.
But her dedication to giving back began long before she became a member of the royal family. In fact, Meghan continues to highlight the organizations she worked with before meeting and marrying Harry. Most recently, the duchess took to Instagram as part of her "12 Days of Christmas" initiative to highlight the work of St. Felix, a Canadian charity that Meghan became involved in during her time on "Suits."
In response, the Toronto organization, which serves over 20,000 meals to the homeless monthly, thanked the duchess for the inclusion with a photo of her time volunteering.
"Meghan Markle was an active supporter and volunteer of St. Felix Centre during her time living in the city while working on Suits," the organization captioned the photo.
"She volunteered on a regular basis in our kitchen as part of our Community Meals Program. The Duchess also donated food from the set of Suits, and on one Thanksgiving she brought in all the food, turkeys and the fixings for over 100 people."
St. Felix continued: "Many people here have fond memories of Duchess Meghan volunteering with us – though we remember her just as 'the lovely Meghan'. We're happy to see she continues supporting vulnerable people now as a member of the Royal Family. We'd love for her to visit us again one day.”
Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their "12 Days of Christmas" program, which highlights 12 of the couple's favorite charities for those in need.
"It’s an important time of year to help those around you who may be less fortunate, or who would appreciate even the smallest act of kindness," the couple wrote on Instagram."There are, thankfully, so many organisations around the world doing good on global and grassroots levels, many of which are not on Instagram."