The former Royals have issued a statement expressing their deep remorse for the tragedy taking place in Afghanistan, Covid-19 and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti recently.
Taking to their website Archewell, the couple wrote, “The world is exceptionally fragile right now.”
The statement continued, “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,” they continued. “And though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it. It’s easy to find ourselves feeling powerless, but we can put our values into action — together,” Harry and Meghan said. “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 pair ended their note.
In addition to their statement, they signed their names “The Duke & Duchess of Sussex,” with their first names as signatures as well.
Meghan and Harry have been outspoken about their support for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Back in May, Harry made an appearance during the “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.”
In an impassioned message Harry said, “This pandemic cannot end unless we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our shared humanity. The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere… The virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography. It must be accepted as a basic right for all and that is our starting point.”
More recently, he issued a statement on the crisis in Afghanistan.
In conjunction with the Invictus Games Foundation Harry wrote, “What’s happening in Afghanistan resonates across the international Invictus community. Many of the participating nations and competitors in the Invictus Games family are bound by a shared experience of serving in Afghanistan over the past two decades, and for several years, we have competed alongside Invictus Games Team Afghanistan.”