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Unseen photo of Duchess Meghan volunteering before she became a royal revealed

She's been a charitable figure long before she became Duchess of Sussex.

By Alex Lilly
Duchess Meghan has always been a passionate humanitarian and shone a light on numerous causes even before she became a royal.
But fans were treated into a glimpse at her former life over the weekend when a Canadian charity shared a throwback photo of the then Meghan Markle volunteering for the organisation during the time she lived in the North American country.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan shine a light on various charities every month. (Image: Getty Images)
St Felix Centre is registered charity that provides services for some of the most marginalised and vulnerable members of Toronto's community, and was one of the 12 charities Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan chose to highlight for the month of December.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a "monthly tradition of highlighting accounts that do good" and in the lead up to Christmas, the couple chose to draw attention to organisations that care for those in need during the festive season when many may be "lonely, hungry, homeless, or may be experiencing the holidays for the first time without loved ones."
As a way of saying thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for highlighting their organisation, St Felix Centre shared a throwback photo of a group of volunteers, one of which was Duchess Meghan herself!
We see you Duchess Meghan! (Image: Instagram @st.felixcentre)
"We feel very grateful and honoured to have been highlighted by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, as one of 12 charities doing important work worldwide. This photo has Meghan volunteering in our kitchen!" they captioned the post.
According to the organisation, the then Meghan Markle was an active supporter and volunteer for the centre while she was working on her TV series Suits that was filmed in Toronto.
"She volunteered on a regular basis in our kitchen as part of our Community Meals Program. The Duchess also donated food from the set of Suits, and on one Thanksgiving she brought in all the food, turkeys and the fixings for over 100 people."
Duchess Meghan has also volunteered at the Hubb Community Kitchen. (Image: Getty Images)
And to make matters even sweeter, the charity said that though her official title is Duchess Meghan, "we remember her just as 'the lovely Meghan'."
"We're happy to see she continues supporting vulnerable people now as a member of the Royal Family. We'd love for her to visit us again one day."
Since becoming a member of the British royal family, Duchess Meghan has helped out in various charity kitchens including the Hubb Community Kitchen for her charity cookbook Together created by those affected by the London Grenfell Tower tragedy.
WATCH BELOW: Duchess Meghan steps out at the Community Hubb Kitchen in London. Post continues after video...
Just last month, royal fans were treated into another insight into Meghan's life before Harry when a throwback photo of the Duchess was shared for Remembrance Day by the Sussex Royal itself.
The photo depicted Duchess Meghan alongside several other Hollywood actors in 2014, holding a USO sign in front of a crowd of military servicemen and women.
"During this tour, The Duchess met with service personnel and their families and she was proud to recognise their service to the country," the caption read followed by a quote from the now-Duchess: "I have always had such a profound respect for our nation's troops and military families. I cannot thank them enough for everything they do for us."
Sussex Royal shared their own throwback photo of Meghan for Remembrance Day. (Image: Instagram @sussexroyal)

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