Meghan Markle’s banana inspiration: Revealed – the woman behind those empowering messages

Meghan Markle’s banana writing inspiration has been revealed.

The Duchess of Sussex was seen in Bristol with her husband, Prince Harry , as the pair visited a charity which provides food packages to sex workers in the area.

To attempt to empower the women, Meghan wrote heartfelt messages on bananas and left them in their boxes to be sent out to workers that night.

But it turns out she was inspired by a very humble person in Virginia – dinner lady Stacey Truman.

Meghan Markle's banana inspiration: Revealed - the woman behind those empowering messages

Stacey Truman, cafeteria manager of Kingston Elementary School in Virginia Beach

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The dinner lady spoke to This Morning’s Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to reveal how touched she was by Meghan’s decision to use her method of empowerment – which sees her writing on 250-300 fruits a week in her school.

Stacey said: "I write on bananas and other fruit for the kids and do lots to empower and encourage them. I think it’s amazing that she was inspired by me and I’m honoured.

"I think that people in more high status, if they did things like this it would make people not so high in status do it – we need more kindness in the world anyway.

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"I hope she keeps doing it and doesn’t lose herself even though she’s royalty."

Phil went on to ask how the children at their school react to the fruit – as she spends 45 minutes a day writing on them with up to 300 fruits being written on a week.

Stacey replied: "They absolutely love it, they read it and some of the messages hit home. They think it makes them want to be a better friend and inspires them to be a better person."

Meghan Markle's banana inspiration: Revealed - the woman behind those empowering messages

Meghan wrote on bananas in Bristol
(Image: ITV)

Asked where she gets her inspiration, she said: "I basically have a lot of inspirational paraphernalia hanging from my own walls at home, or I Google and some of my colleagues have given me inspirational calendars as well that I use."

When Meghan adopted it, she reportedly joked that only she was on "fruit duty," not allowing her husband to write a message.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.

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