Meghan Markle gives HEARTWARMING reading at event VERY close to Prince Harry’s heart
THE DUCHESS of Sussex gave a heartwarming poetry recital at a carol service for one of Prince Harry’s friends, who was tragically killed in a 2002 car crash, with the Prince also delivering a moving speech.
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The event was to commemorate Henry van Straubenzee, who died in a 2002 car crash aged just 18. Meghan recited the poem Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, which refers to the importance of self-belief in overcoming the fear of inadequacy. St Luke’s church in Kensington hosted the memorial service.
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The commemorative event, now in its 10th year, has become an annual event in the Royal calendar.
The poem Meghan repeated included the famous lines: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
Prince Harry went on to give an address, which doubled as an appeal for the Henry von Straubenzee Memorial Fund.
Both Prince William and Prince Harry are patrons on the charity, which carries out work to commemorate Mr Straubenzee.
Meghan read her lines “very clearly”, according to one attendee who was quoted in The Telegraph.
The event as a whole was described as “one of the best” held thus far.
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Prince William was unable to attend, but a letter from the Prince was read out on his behalf.
It stated: “This year marks the tenth annual carol service and, thanks to the support given each year by many of you here tonight, the tickets have sold out every year within two weeks of going on sale.
“This is an impressive achievement by any measure and it means an enormous amount to charity.
“Each service raises a huge amount for the work of Henry’s fund in Uganda.”
The event was also attended by Pippa Middleton, sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband James.
They arrived together with the Royal couple shortly before 7pm.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK