On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a candid statement addressing Afghanistan, the recent earthquake in Haiti and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Shared on their Archewell Foundation website, the letter revealed that they’re both “speechless” and “heartbroken.”
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Share Heartfelt Message About ‘Exceptionally Fragile’ World
The note reads, “The world is exceptionally fragile right now. As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless. As we all watch the growing humanitarian disaster in Haiti, and the threat of it worsening after last weekend’s earthquake, we are left heartbroken. And as we all witness the continuing global health crisis, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are left scared. When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realize it or not. And though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it.”
The duke and duchess urged others to act and lend their hands to organizations stepping up during this time of need.
“It’s easy to find ourselves feeling powerless, but we can put our values into action—together,” the message continued. “To start, we encourage you to join us in supporting a number of organizations doing critical work. We also urge those in positions of global influence to rapidly advance the humanitarian dialogues that are expected to take place this fall at multilateral gatherings such as the U.N. General Assembly and the G20 Leaders’ Summit. As an international community, it is the decisions we make now—to alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet—that will prove our humanity.”
The couple simply signed the letter, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
And it seems like the duo and their foundation have their own plan to act. Their message was followed by an additional note from the Archewell Team, detailing how it is getting involved. (You can read the full statement here.)
We’re with you, Meghan and Harry.
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