Meghan Markle and Prince Harry issued a statement to supporters on Tuesday, describing themselves as “speechless” and “scared” over the current state of the world, while also offering followers encouragement and ways to help.
“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,” the two said in a joint note on their Archewell foundation website.
“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,” they added. “And as we all witness the continuing global health crisis, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are left scared.”
The duke and duchess told followers that “though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it.”
In order to fight “feeling powerless,” the two encouraged people to take action and listed organisations that provide help to those in need. The note also included mental health resources to help “navigate whatever comes up for you during this critical time.”