MEGHAN Markle volunteered in soup kitchens on Los Angeles’s “skid row” at 13.
Prince Harry’s fiancee, 36, told of her volunteering in The Game Changers book earlier this year.
In it she writes: “I started working at a soup kitchen in Skid Row of Los Angeles when I was 13 years old, and the first day I felt really scared.
“I was young, and it was rough and raw down there and, though I was with a great volunteer group, I just felt overwhelmed.
“I remember one of my mentors told me that ‘life is about putting others’ needs above your own fears’.
"That has always stayed with me.”
She added: "Yes, make sure you are safe and never ever put yourself in a compromising situation, but once that is checked off the list, I think it’s really important for us to remember that someone needs us, and that your act of giving/helping/doing can truly become an act of grace once you get out of your head."
Authors Samantha Brett and Steph Adams describe Meghan as "a force to be reckoned with".
Around 8,000 homeless live in the area.
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