Meghan Markle Smiles for a Selfie in Los Angeles Ahead of N.Y.C. Trip for World Mental Health Day

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the 6th Invictus Games
Meghan Markle on the 2023 Invictus Video games.Picture:

Rolf Vennenbernd/image alliance through Getty

Meghan Markle was out and about in Los Angeles forward of her journey to New York Metropolis.

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, smiled for a selfie with journalist Jen Su and two different pals that the TV host posted to Instagram on Thursday.

“Landed in LA and on our approach to dinner, we bumped into Meghan Markle. Completely low key and tremendous pleasant, good dialog,” Su captioned the snap, which was taken in a car parking zone at evening.

Su shared the picture once more to open a subsequent Instagram carousel and shed extra mild on the shock assembly.

“Arrived in L.A. and ran proper into the fabulous Meghan Markle. Wonderful approach to begin the journey!” Su stated.

The picture hit social media on the identical day that PEOPLE completely revealed that Meghan and Prince Harry will step out in New York Metropolis subsequent week for World Psychological Well being Day.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex can be in N.Y.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 for his or her Archewell Basis’s first in-person occasion, offering a platform for fogeys navigating psychological well being challenges in at this time’s digital age.

The Archewell Basis will host ‘The Archewell Basis Mother and father’ Summit: Psychological Wellness in a Digital Age‘ to provide voice to households who’re keen about constructing a safer on-line world for youngsters and youths, PEOPLE completely revealed. The dialog will discover how we as a group, each globally and regionally, are creating constructive change and supporting each other in growing options to empower households and uplift our collective psychological well-being.

The summit will function mother and father who’ve skilled tragic loss related to their little one’s social media use. Meghan and Harry have been working with the mother and father concerned in subsequent week’s occasion behind the scenes, PEOPLE has realized.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet with NATO Joint Force Command and families from Italy and Netherlands during day five of the Invictus Games
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a gathering with NATO representatives on the 2023 Invictus Video games in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Sascha Schuermann/Getty Photos for the Invictus Video games Basis

“The households have been engaged with The Archewell Basis for the previous yr, bolstering group and driving in the direction of options,” a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tells PEOPLE. “Collectively, they’re united of their mission to share private experiences, knowledge, and analysis to make sure the identical doesn’t occur to different households.”

Prince Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, will take part within the summit alongside Surgeon Basic Vivek Murthy to debate the significance of this work and discover potential options, in a dialog moderated by Carson Daly, Board Member of Challenge Wholesome Minds.

The Archewell Basis Mother and father’ Summit can be Meghan and Harry’s first journey to N.Y.C. following the Ms. Basis Girls of Imaginative and prescient Awards in Could, the place the Duchess of Sussex was honored. The next day, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stated the couple and Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland have been concerned in a “close to catastrophic automotive chase by the hands of a hoop of extremely aggressive paparazzi.”

Harry and Meghan have lengthy made psychological well being a key tenant of their public work, and have supported World Psychological Well being Day and Psychological Well being Consciousness Month with a youth focus in recent times. In 2020, the couple joined the Teenager Remedy podcast and spoke to 5 senior college students at an Anaheim, California, highschool about prioritizing psychological well being. In Could, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex frolicked with teenagers aged 14 to 18 from AHA! Santa Barbara about how psychological well-being is affected by societal pressures and social media within the digital age.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex additionally made a number of psychological health-related engagements earlier than stepping again from their royal roles in 2020, from a beachfront chat with OneWave, an Australian surf group devoted to elevating consciousness for psychological well being, and go to to Waves for Change, a company that helps native mentors offering psychological well being providers to weak younger individuals dwelling in under-resourced communities in South Africa. 

The Archewell Basis Mother and father’ Summit can be Harry and Meghan’s first joint look because the 2023 Invictus Video games in Düsseldorf, Germany, which marked the sixth cycle of the worldwide adaptive sports activities event for service personnel and veterans that the Duke of Sussex launched in 2014.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are seen during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 at Merkur Spiel-Arena on September 16, 2023 in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the closing ceremony of the 2023 Invictus Video games in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Joshua Sammer/Getty

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *