At 13 years old, the Duchess of Sussex worked for a Los Angeles frozen yogurt shop cheekily named after legendary actor Humphrey Bogart.
Los Angeles has a newly-minted tourist hot spot in a rather unlikely location — a frozen yogurt shop tucked in the back of a Gelson’s supermarket off Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.
The morning after Meghan Markle revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she knew the value of hard work thanks to her first job “when I was 13 at a frozen yogurt shop called Humphrey Yogart,” it was clear that the casual mention during an otherwise serious CBS special did not go unnoticed. Customers were already waiting and the phone would soon be ringing off the hook.
When The Hollywood Reporter called a few hours after the shop opened to speak to one of the owners, Paula and Jim Sheftel, a young man quickly routed the call to PR, a savvy move for, say, a talent agent’s assistant but a surprising one for a yogurt shop with only one location. It wasn’t always that way, however.
Back in the day, Humphrey Yogart was a standout L.A. chain with six locations and some 80 employees. When Markle suited up — long before her acting days on Suits — she did so at the Beverly Connection location. With that many staffers on the payroll, owner Paula Sheftel can’t recall any specific memories of Markle, says the shop’s temporary publicist Greg Rogers.
Rogers, who is not typically on retainer, is a friend of the Sheftels and a veteran of restaurant publicity with a…