Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken out about the coronavirus pandemic for the first time from their home on Vancouver Island where they are self-isolating with baby Archie Harrison.
The couple, who recently completed their final engagements as senior royals, released a statement to their official Instagram account, writing about their plans to help “navigate the uncertainty” and help with relief efforts.
“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 wrote.
“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.”
They continued, “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.”
“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 organizations that can support our mental and emotional well-being.”
“In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up. We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process—and build a digital neighborhood that feels safe for every one of us.”
Yesterday, Prince William and Kate Middleton issued their own statement, posting a video of William in support of the National Emergencies Trust which has launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.