Before bidding Germany auf wiedersehen after her Invictus Games trip with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle grabbed a quick cup of coffee. She wasn’t just at TrebeCafé in Düsseldorf for a caffeinated pick-me-up (though that never hurts, to be honest), she was also there for a good cause.
The cafe is actually an organization that benefits its community, with a special emphasis on unhoused women and children. According to a fundraising website, the cafe gives the women a safe place to clean up, as well as shelter, advice, and more.
The cafe shared photos of Markle with some of its other patrons in their Instagram story.
A representative for the cafe told People that the Duchess of Sussex made her surprise visit to the group last week, on September 13.
“The young women were very surprised by the visit and the fact that a celebrity takes time to talk to them,” the rep said. “The Duchess also joined in preparing lunch for the young women and their children. She was very open and approachable, and we are very thankful that we had the opportunity to welcome her.”
Markle spent five days with her husband taking in the events at the Invictus Games, an international sporting competition for wounded and ill active military personnel and veterans. Harry spent a decade serving in the military, and has championed the Invictus Games since he co-founded them in 2014.
In his remarks at closing ceremonies for the Games, Harry told participants, “You have opened people’s hearts, through your vulnerability, through your resilience, and your sheer abilities. You have shown us that joy can emerge from struggle.”
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