Duchess Meghan Embodies Spring in Pastels

The Duchess of Sussex kicked off the start of spring by surprising patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

To support the hospital’s annual Make March Matter fundraising campaign, Duchess Meghan visited young patients and staff for a special story time session. She read several classic children’s storybooks like Pete the Cat, Rosie the Riveter, and I Saw a Cat. The visit also saw the duchess helping kids with various STEAM activities—an educational framework that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics—which were tied to the themes of each book.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

For the visit, Meghan embraced the seasonal transition in a fresh springtime look. This consisted of a sky blue blouse with sheer bishop sleeves, which she tucked into a matching blue pleated skirt covered in photo-realistic illustrations of pink, purple, blue, orange, and green flowers. She tied the look together with a pair of black pointed-toe flats with a thin ankle strap.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Meghan’s story time circle was a natural way for her to participate in the hospital’s fundraising event, given the fact that she authored her own children’s, The Bench. The book was released in June 2021, and was inspired by the bond between husband Prince Harry and son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” Meghan said of the book in a statement. “That poem became this story. … My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”

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