Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Release Statement Encouraging ‘Kindness’ and ‘Compassion’ in These Trying Times

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are taking a moment to remind us all of the power of empathy.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement on their shared @SussexRoyal Instagram account today that encouraged fans to show up as the best versions of themselves during this unprecedented time.

The couple shared a quote featuring their monogram, which read, “This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit.”

In a caption, the couple opened up about how they’re feeling during this period of social distancing. They wrote, “These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary.”

They went on to express that they’ve been inspired by people’s ability to rise up and support one another during this time: “There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit.”

The 35-year-old prince and 38-year-old duchess added, “We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now.”

They also took a moment to express how they’ll be dealing with the current situation on a public front, saying that “empathy and kindness” will be their “guiding principle” in “the coming weeks.”

How? Well, as they explained, “We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being.”

The duke and duchess also vowed to continue their mission of sharing inspiring stories that help connect us.

They finished their note with a resounding message of support: “We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process—and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us.”

Way to bring everyone together, Harry and Meghan.

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