Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Expertly Crashed a Virtual Staff Meeting

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle crashed a virtual staff meeting for Crisis Text Line to talk about the importance of mental health during the coronavirus.

  • Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab) surprised employees at Crisis Text Line (opens in new tab) when they crashed a virtual staff meeting.
  • Ricky Neal, one of the company's Atlanta-based employees, shared a picture of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's surprise appearance on the chat on social media.
  • Harry and Meghan made their surprise appearance to discuss the importance of mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) are out there, casually sliding into people's Zoom meetings and we're so here for it.

On Wednesday, during a virtual staff meeting for Crisis Text Line (opens in new tab), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab) popped online for a surprise appearance to talk about the importance of mental health (opens in new tab) during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ricky Neal (opens in new tab), one of Crisis Text Line's Atlanta-based employees, shared a picture from the royally-crashed meeting on social media, writing, "It's not everyday that Meghan and Harry jump into your staff meeting & champion the work you do! Blessed to still be working during these crazy times!"

Later, Neal followed up with a (now-private) tweet, saying, "Still shocked that Meghan and Harry took over our staff meeting yesterday!"

Even though Neal's socials are now private, the picture of Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) crashing his Zoom meeting is going to live forever on the internet, obviously—as it should.

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"Meghan and Harry made a surprise appearance for a @crisistextline (opens in new tab) staff meeting yesterday!," Instagram account @hrhofsussex (opens in new tab) explained in a post. "@ricky.nealx (opens in new tab) shared this photo on twitter saying “... still shocked that Meghan and Harry took over our staff meeting yesterday!” This is the first time we have seen the couple together via Zoom since quarantine began! 💻

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