Sex worker finds Meghan Markle's inspiring, handwritten notes on bananas given to prostitutes 'offensive'

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle wrote the notes on Friday during an impromptu stop with her husband Prince Harry at the One25 charity in Bristol, UK


                            Sex worker finds Meghan Markle's inspiring, handwritten notes on bananas given to prostitutes 'offensive'

Meghan Markle may have landed herself in some soup after her latest royal engagement. The Duchess, who wrote messages like “You are brave” and “You are strong” on bananas distributed among prostitutes around Bristol, is facing backlash for her supportive words.

A certain sex worker called Nikki branded the Duchess' move as “really stupid”. She added, as per the Sun Online, “People out here struggle to eat and sleep and she gifts us some words on a piece of fruit. She has the means to help us more than that. It’s offensive, you know.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speak to volunteers in the charity kitchen as they pack food parcels to go in the charity outreach van, during a visit to One25 on February 1, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speak to volunteers in the charity kitchen as they pack food parcels to go in the charity outreach van, during a visit to One25 on February 1, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Getty Images)

The pregnant Duchess, who is slated to give birth in late April to her first child with Prince Harry, wrote the notes on Friday during an impromptu stop with her husband at the One25 charity in Bristol.

Despite Nikki's outrage, one woman helped by the organization welcomed the royal's thoughtful gesture. The homeless sex worker, who wished to not be named, said: “It’s so cold right now, it’s a struggle to raise money to get a bed for the night, so any food and bedding is a big help. I think it’s great Meghan is supporting them. It is really sweet.”

Messages written on fruit by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex when she was helping to prepare food parcels to go in the charity outreach van, are pictured at One25. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Messages written on fruit by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex when she was helping to prepare food parcels to go in the charity outreach van, are pictured at One25. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A volunteer at One25 also seemed to applaud the Duchess' efforts, even though Meghan reportedly copied the idea from a dinner lady sending positive messages to schoolkids in the US. The worker added: “The messages were lovely and sensitive. I think the women who would have received them would have appreciated it. Knowing there’s someone supporting them would mean a lot.”

Meghan usually gets showered with praises all over, so the outcry from Nikki was quite shocking. Recently, the pregnant royal was praised by Helen Mirren who said that Meghan had done a great job at handling royal fame with self-restraint and elegance.

A volunteer at One25 also seemed to applaud the Duchess' efforts, even though Meghan had copied the idea from a dinner lady sending positive messages to schoolkids in the US. (Source: Getty Images)
A volunteer at One25 also seemed to applaud the Duchess' efforts, even though Meghan had copied the idea from a dinner lady sending positive messages to schoolkids in the US. (Source: Getty Images)

The 73-year-old actress, who is also an ambassador for Prince Charles' charity, The Prince's Trust, recently spoke about her close bond with the royal family and her relationship with the Duchess of Sussex. "I think right from the moment that relationship was revealed she has conducted herself with incredible self-restraint, elegance, discipline and simplicity and humanity. I was an admirer. It's an incredibly difficult life to lead, talk about pressure. I think she is doing it with great elegance," she said.

The actress also mentioned that Prince Harry called her 'granny' after watching the critically acclaimed 2006 movie 'The Queen'. She said: "Prince Charles is very, very tactful. Harry and William have mentioned it to me and have been very funny and very cool about it. I think Harry was at an awards ceremony and he said 'Granny is here'."

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex depart the Bristol Old Vic on February 01, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex depart the Bristol Old Vic on February 01, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)