Montecito is just a two-hour drive from LA and the couple recently returned to Meghan’s home town to lend their support to a worthy cause.
Meghan and Harry helped distribute supplies at a drive-through event for families hard hit by the pandemic.
They handed out nappies, clothing and school supplies to children and families in need.
The event was organised by charity Baby2Baby which works to tackle child poverty.
The drive-through took place as Los Angeles’ schools prepare to reopen to pupils in a new socially distanced format.
A series of photos of the Duke and Duchess volunteering were shared by the organisation’s Instagram.
The caption read: “Baby2Baby was proud to host a drive-through distribution at Knox Elementary in South LA as students across the country return to distance learning this week.
“Thank you to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for joining our team to help us distribute school supplies, clothing, hygiene items, food and more to children who need these basic essentials more than ever during this unprecedented back to school season.”
According to Judi, Harry’s visible enthusiasm suggest he may miss his days in the military.
She said: “It’s moments like this, plus his verbal reference during their video link yesterday, that suggests he might be missing his army role.”
While Harry displays a physical side, Meghan’s approach is “more maternal”, Judi explained.
She said: “Meghan adopts a more maternal-looking stance, getting up-close to the people she is helping and even kneeling to attend to a small boy’s back-pack.”
Judi added: “Her eye-smile is visible above the mask though as she bends close to a car window to hand in parcels.
“The obviously busy presence of the photographers must have added a performance dimension to these poses, making them less spontaneous than they might look, but as the small boy peers out from behind a mask and a cap, Harry bends in what seems like an attempt to catch his eye and make him smile, too.”
Meghan and Harry have made several virtual appearances since moving into their Montecito home.
Yesterday they join a call with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to discuss how social media can be a force for good.