Meghan Markle rushes into cafe to bring leftover cake to waiting children

Meghan Markle rushes into cafe to bring leftover cake to waiting children

Meghan Markle made sure a group of schoolchildren didn't go hungry today, when she rushed back into a cafe to fetch them some leftover cake - as if we didn't already love her enough, eh?

The Duchess of Sussex was chatting to youth workers at the Maranui cafe in Wellington, New Zealand when she bumped into the small crowd of kids on her way out with Prince Harry.

Immediately running back in, she asked the staff if she could take some leftover cakes for the children to eat, returning with a plate full of sweet treats for the young'uns - and, one would guess, gaining a fair few young fans in the process.

After the visit, one of the children told TV NZ how "normal" the royal couple were, saying: "They asked us what our names were and also they were really nice and just talked normally to us."

Another spoke of how nervous she was, saying: "My legs were shaking so much."

While the former Suits star was there, she talked with staff and volunteers from Live for Tomorrow, an online youth programme that focuses on reaching millennials with messages of positive change.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Tonga Credit: Getty

Expressing her worry for the young generation, she reportedly said: "Young people find it so difficult. You see photos on social media and you don’t know whether she’s born with it or maybe it’s a filter. Your judgment of your sense of self-worth becomes really skewed when it’s all based on likes."

In the 45 minutes they were there, Harry also spoke out about the dangers of social media and gaming, suggesting parents needed as much education as children did.

"Issues stemming from social media and gaming are a major problem for young people in the UK and globally. Fingers are often pointed at the parents but that’s not always fair as they too need to be educated about these things," he said.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Courtnay Creative for an event celebrating the city's thriving arts scene on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage) Credit: Getty

In addition, the 34-year-old opened up about his own struggles with mental health during the conversation, confessing it took him a long time to confront his demons.

"It took me about three or four years to start the journey and then after that you still have to find the right people to speak to," he told his audience.

Harry and Meghan, who are expecting their first child together, are currently on their Autumn royal tour of Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand.

On Sunday, the former actress charmed New Zealanders by speaking briefly in te reo Māori, the language of New Zealand’s indigenous people, during her first speech in the country.

Giving a passionate address on women's suffrage at Government House in Wellington, she said: "Tēnā koutou katoa [greetings to all]."

Although her pronunciation wasn't perfect, her efforts were welcomed by many people, who praised her for acknowledging the indigenous language.

New Zealand is the last stop on the royal couple's tour; they depart for London on November 1.