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Meghan Markle praised as she shows off her acting prowess during children’s hospital visit

Meghan Markle visited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she showed off her acting skills by reading stories to the kids.

The Duchess of Sussex, aged 42, brought joy to the Children’s Hospital on March 21 through a Literally Healing session.

“Children were laughing and singing as The Duchess turned into character with every page as she read patient favorite books like Rosie the Riveter, Pete the Cat and I Saw a Cat,” a statement read, via PEOPLE.

Additionally, Meghan actively participated in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities connected to each story.

 

Meghan has been praised for her interactions with the kids at the children’s hospital. Credit: Ben Birchall – WPA Pool / Getty

In a video of the visit, Meghan excitedly displayed the cover of Rosie Revere, Engineer, expressing: “This is one of my favorites,” to the eager children gathered around for the interactive reading session.

Meghan, a mother of two – sharing parenthood with Prince Harry over 4-year-old son Prince Archie and 2-year-old daughter Princess Lilibet – infused her animated readings with voice changes and gestures, captivating the young audience.

The children enthusiastically responded and joined in as Meghan read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, leading to cheers and laughter.

 

Meghan shares two children, Archie and Lilibet, with Prince Harry. Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty

Inspired by her relationship with her son and husband, Meghan authored the children’s book The Bench, which started as a poem dedicated to Prince Harry on Father’s Day, shortly after Archie’s birth.

In her dedication, Meghan expresses her love for her husband and son, stating: “For the man and the boy who make my heart go pump-pump.”

Following her visit, praise flooded in for Meghan, with one person saying: “Good to see her making a difference in childrens lives.”

A second person said: “She’s always been charitable, even as a young girl,” and a third added: “Good for her. Children who are sick and in the hospital should be visited by more people who can help them laugh. Laughter is the best medicine.”

Markle was at the hospital taking part in the Literally Healing program. Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty

 

The Literally Healing program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, part of the hospital’s annual fundraiser Make March Matter, aims to promote literacy among families by providing over 65,000 books annually. Since 2016, the initiative has raised over $10 million for the hospital, showcasing the power of community support.