On top of studying French for six years, the Duchess of Sussex completed an internship at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires while attending Northwestern University. There, according to the royal family’s website, she learned to speak Spanish.
It turns out, recently the Royal put her Spanish skills to the test during a visit to a charity organization in Los Angeles.
On June 23 Markle surprised people at Homeboy Industries when she put her Spanish skills to good use.
While working with the organization which supports people moving on after incarceration or gang involvement, Markle and her husband Prince Harry, baked goods alongside group members while learning about their backgrounds. According to People, “To the surprise of the room, Meghan, 38, also began speaking in Spanish with one of the participants.”
“She spoke Spanish perfectly with one young woman,” the group’s founder, Father Greg Boyle, told People in an interview. “She just went right into Spanish, which was a revelation — and it was very good.”
According to Boyle, Meghan and Harry “were completely engaged and very informal” during their volunteer visit. Boyle added that soon after George Floyd’s death, the Duchess of Sussex called him to arrange a visit to volunteer with Homeboy Industries.
“She didn’t want to have a long-table discussion or presentation or even a tour,” Boyle explained. “They knew we pivoted our organization to help address food insecurity in the county and that was intriguing to her, so she said, ‘We want to come and put an apron on,’ and that’s what they did. It was quite wonderful.”
While preparing croissants and baked goods, the couple wore masks and connected with the community.
According to a source that spoke to People it’s not her first time working with Boyle, who has worked at times with her alma mater (Immaculate Heart High School). Years ago, Meghan and her mother Doria Ragland, joined Boyle for a cooking workshop, and Marke “remembers the tamale recipe she learned there to this day.”
According to Boyle, “We were joking about that and she said, ‘I don’t even think Harry even had a tamale before!”
When it comes to growing the hair on our head quickly, some of us take all kinds of desperate measures. From hanging our heads upside down to avoiding trimming our hair altogether, we often go to some pretty weird and extreme lengths for some length. We asked Latinas on FIERCE what tricks actually work for them and the answers pretty eye-opening.
Check out the tips below!
“Jamaican Castor oil. But it really did help with my alopecia.” – corazondemelon
“Take Ashwagandha as a supplement! I started taking for anxiety but a nice side effect is more healthy hair.” –iamsunshine78
Regular trims when it’s a full moon
“Trim/cut ends during full moon, ideally at midnight (I can’t stay up that late so as close as I can get).” – daleitzy
“Jamaican castor/coconut oil when your hair is super dirty and a couple of hours before you wash it. Then argan oil after you have washed your hair and it’s still wet or damp.” –angiemhrndz
“Mayo in my deep conditioner i make my own makes my hair so soft.” –erika_kane__
“Great hair care! Good for your scalp and hair and it’s already what you do. Monat has great shampoos, conditioners, styling products that are nontoxic, cruelty free, vegan. Would love to help anyone interested with recommendations.” – claudia__moreno__
“My mamá always said that eating lots of avocados would promote hair and nail growth. Tbh I think it definitely helps!” – mandamonqiue
“A blended hair serum with Olive oil, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint oil.” – thekittylounge
“Both my parents have thin hair my dad is bald! I have thin hair it’s in my genes. But these are the things I have tried that didn’t work cold-pressed castor oil, prenatal pills, not washing daily, biotin, collagen, mane and tail, tio nacho shampoo and I’m sure there is more. I started using Monat about 4 months ago and my hair has thickened and grown yes it’s super expensive I use the black shampoo and conditioner the mousse and hair spray and occasionally the root lifter if I want more volume!! NO I don’t sell it!! And I already have a person I buy it from!!! Again it’s hella expensive but it is working for me! Also when you first get it be patient cause I was like this stuff sucks I want my money back but the agent just keep saying give it time cause at first the shampoo didn’t even sud up now it does and if you are still using other products with them it won’t sud up as much either cause it is trying to remove the toxins from your hair!!!” – cindy_adame_cervantes
Fewer shampoo days
“Stop over-washing your hair. This quarantine has allowed the to go longer days without washing it. Now I only was my hair once a week and my hair has stopped falling in chunks and grown so much in length in a year. Ohhh I also have so much new baby hair! Waiiiit and my hair is less oily. Dry shampoo will be your new bestie.” –
No matter how old you are, you’ll always remember what it was like to get your first period. Of course, we all have different experiences with them. For some, our first periods were kind of a bit traumatizing. For others, it was was one of the most empowering moments of our lives.
To celebrate our first periods, we asked FIERCE Latinas to share their experiences and the stories were both sweet and hilarious.
Check out some of the stories below!
This gift from god period.
“I got mine on Christmas when I was 12, and my aunt was like “it’s a gift from God!” – 444nates
This one that sparked tears.
“I was 11 and it was Valentine’s Day in sixth grade. I was wearing black pants but I was so scared to tell anyone so when I got home I tried to cover it up like nothing happened. The next morning when I woke up for school my sister was the one who noticed because there was blood on my shorts. She called my mom and my mom came home from work and cried because “I was a woman now” so then I started crying cause I was scared 😂 my mom let me stay home from school for the week and my dad told her she should stay with me so I’m comfortable.” – lichensnfronds
This one that came to church.
“I got mine during morning Sunday mass. I felt wet and I went to bathroom and when I looked down I was like, “oh god it’s happening awww man. I shouldn’t have made fun of yesenia for getting her’s last week.” – angiemhrndz
What is it with periods on holy days, seriously?
“Easter Sunday. 10 years old almost 11, I freaked out in the bathroom of the church.” – dearmelrose
This one that gives Remember the Alamo a different sentiment.
“It was Summertime and our parents always had different activities planned for us. This particular day, we were visiting The Alamo. I was 10 and right before leaving I made that last minute bathroom trip when I realized I got my period. I called my mom and she immediately gave me a pep talk & the stuff I needed, I already knew about it but was surprised. I was like “We’re STILL going to The Alamo?!” Needless to say “Remember The Alamo” has an entirely different meaning for me!!” – tish1972
This one that took some time to share with her mom.
“I was 16 when I got my period… and I was scared didn’t told my mom until late that day. I was using two chones meanwhile.” – tatiana.r92
And this one that came at a really bad time.
“I got mine on Father’s Day with my brother and dad at the movie theaters I went to the bathroom and didn’t know what to do because I had nothing with me and my dad knocked on the door and told me to hurry up and what was taking so long so I put a lot of paper and waited till I got home.” – _jessica_silva17
This one that traumatized.
“11 at home, I think!? I had an older sister and classes were they gave us free pads and educated us on the subject. Still traumatizing lol.” – k.cuzco
This one that came a bit early and at a hard time.
“I was a little over a month shy of 10 years old. My mom was in prison and I was living with my dad and his new wife. (Who 20+ years later is still not a mom to her own children so she def wasn’t tryin to be mine) My friend had stayed the night and we were just waking up. I was crying in the bathroom so she got my dad, who got his wife, who said “it’s okay, you’re fine. ” Then handed me a pad she received from the hospital after giving birth to my brother a week or so prior. When my mom called that day she started crying and apologizing for not being there for me. I swore to my girls I’d be there for them always. When my almost 12 year old called me a few Saturday mornings ago from her dad’s house and let me know she had gotten hers, I jumped outta bed and went straight to her. I can’t do anything about the way I grew up, I can only make sure my daughters have a better go of it.” – xicana_402
This one that made her think she was dying.
“11 and the bus ride home from school. I thought I was dying.” – reinders.v
“Started one morning that I had basketball practice before school in 8th grade. Mom couldn’t drive me so I had to walk myself to school, got in trouble for being late, and I remember wanting to cry cause I was both shook and pissed off for being punished by mother nature AND my coach.” – cynthia_a7
When a baby came the same day as her period.
“My mom had just given birth to my brother (I was 10) and I was at the hospital. My grandma ran out and said,”it happened! A baby and a period in the same day!” – ashleylynne92
This one that came with a super sweet gift.
“I was 9 & at the apple store bc my uncle was kind enough to buy me an ipod and i geniuenly thought i had peed myself or something and i told my mom but she got confused and told me to hold it till we got home. then i went to the bathroom when i got home and panicked so i told my mom and she had to just do a mini explanation.” – crystalramirezx
This one that ruined a pair of super cute shorts.
“12 was ecstatic to wear my new all white glitter shorts. Summer vacation, I step out my room feeling my myself passed my dad he nearly fainted (didn’t say a word) went to my mom a floor down and I was about to sit in the white sofas we had before I twirled for my mom to show her my outfit when she stopped gasped and told me to shower. The rest I don’t remember what happened, I do know we threw my shirts away. Wore them for maybe 30 mins.” – gu.pita
This one that was poorly timed because of an RBD announcement
‘Back when RBD announced they were splitting up 🥺 worst week ever tbh.” – josiiiee__
This super sad story that ended with being bullied.
“oh boy do i remember. So I was in private school with 75 students. And out of all the students I was the last one to get it. I was 14 years old everyone in my school was considered a woman and I was always made fun of because I was still a child (their words not mine) so the day I got mine somehow Everyone in my school found out. And some asshole’s decided to put condoms in my backpack I didn’t know they put him there so when I went to open my backpack day fell out and I was sent to the principals office and I had to explain to her that I was being bullied because I was the last one to get my. At that school. middle school dont ever want to do that again.” – memylerena
And this story that proves no shorts are safe when it comes to first periods!
“I was about 11 years old. I was playing outside with my primas and I remember feeling my biker shorts (it’s was the 90’s lol) get wet. I ran to the bathroom and I was bleeding. I called for my mom and my prima @d_quiin came to the bathroom and explained to me what I should do. I remember her telling me, not to eat lemon and other things meanwhile on it. Lol!” – esperanza_and_friends