Charity calls on people to adopt Meghan’s banana messaging

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The duchess visited One25 in Bristol and wrote positive words on food parcel fruit for street sex workers.

A charity is calling on people to follow the Duchess of Sussex’s lead by writing empowering banana messages.

Meghan visited One25 during a visit to Bristol and came up with the idea to pen personal words of positivity on the fruit for street sex workers.

The bananas were part of the food parcels which One25 distributes to sex workers in the city during its night outreach support.

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Meghan and Harry meeting volunteers in the One 25 charity kitchen (Toby Melville/PA)

It is encouraging people to share their own banana messaging images, tag their friends, and to find out more about helping women escape from street sex work.

The office of the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens joined in by posting a picture of a banana featuring the words “You are worthy”.


Meghan’s messages to the vulnerable women during her visit on February 1 read, in capital letters and often followed by a heart: “You are strong”, “You are special”, “You are brave” and “You are loved”.

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Messages written on fruit by the Duchess of Sussex during a visit to One25 (Toby Melville/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Bristol
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex speak with staff and volunteers inside the One25 charity outreach van (Toby Melville/PA)

The charity’s drop-in centre gives sex-workers practical and emotional support, such as providing lunch, advocacy or delivering crisis care.

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