Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleÂ seemed to forget that they were in the middle of a pandemic during a visit to a Harlem middle school on Friday where they were seen hugging children - many of whom who were unlikely to be vaccinated.Â Â .
The Sussexes arrived at Harlem's PS 123 Mahalia Jackson school where Meghan read to a group of students before they were photographed hugging dozens of young school children.
Meghan Markle hugs children at the PS 123 Mahalia Jackson school in Harlem during Friday's visit where she read her book.
Dozens of children at the school were able to grab a hug with the duke and duchess during their visit to a Harlem schoolÂ
While there was no expense spared for Meghan's outfit for the visit - whichÂ designed to promote early literacy -Â dataÂ from NYC Department of Education reveals an estimated 95 percent of students at the public school fall on the economic need index
Meghan hugs students at PS 123 Mahalia Jackson school in Harlem, New York City, during the visit Friday morningÂ
Harry jokes around with the children.Â Data from NYC Department of Education reveals an estimated 95 percent of students at the public school fall on the economic need index
Meghan sported a $5,840 cashmere coat and matching $1,680 pants for her visit to the public school where 94 percent of students are eligible for free meals, according to Public School Review
Both Meghan and Harry opted for more casual looks for the visit to the school in Harlem Friday, compared to their business-like attire the day before.Â Â
The couple sported matching black face masks as they greeted children in the playground of the public school, whoÂ showed the couple a brightly colored mural they had made.Â Â Â
Meghan poses with a group of students and staff at the public school in the heart of Harlem during the Friday morning visitÂ
The Sussexes posed for photos with students at PS 123 Mahalia Jackson school as they showed the couple a mural in the yard
Meghan read her children's book The Bench to a group of second-grade students (aged around seven) at the public school
Meghan waves at the students as the couple arrive at the Harlem school Friday on day two of their New York City tripÂ
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the school in Harlem where 94 percent of children are eligible for free meals
The couple sported matching black face masks as they greeted children in the playground of the public school
The Sussexes arrive at the Harlem school Friday before Meghan read her book to a group of seven-year-old studentsÂ
The Sussexes pose for photos with the students at the school where they donated two garden boxes with vegetables
The school, supported in part by the youth and family nonprofit Graham Windham, serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade.Â Â
The duchess speaks with students and staff at the school which servesÂ shelters for families without permanent homes