Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Share Message About Coronavirus: ‘These Are Uncertain Times’

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex might have moved on from their royal duties, but they are still using their social media influence to urge their followers to take action during “uncertain times” of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and come together for the greater good.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet children as she attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020
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Prince Harry and Meghan address ‘uncertain times’

Prince Harry and Meghan recently wrapped up their royal duties but they are still using their Instagram account to address the worries of coronavirus, explaining how “we need each other” during this “scary” time.

“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,” their message begins.

They continue: “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.”

“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 write.

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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. 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. 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. Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle. 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. 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 neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us. We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come…

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Prince Harry and Meghan promise to share information and resources

Many celebrities are stepping up to help everyone through this time and the Sussexes have offered their followers a promise to provide information and inspiration, reminding everyone that “we are all in this together.”

“Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle,” they continue. “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.”

“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,” the Sussexes note. “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. We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come…”

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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Their fans respond with gratitude

Royal fans were thrilled to hear from the Sussexes, even though their message addressed these stressful times. Among the comments fans left were notes of gratitude, including: “Thanks for sharing love and light” and “Amen! This is where we figure out what we truly value. Stay safe and healthy.”

Another fan noted, “Thank you. Hope you are all keeping well. Thank you for thinking of us, wish everyone was as thoughtful and kind as you guys. Kindness is free.”

“Thank you for your continued support of the world and global issues. We applaud you. I applaud you and I agree with this. These are trying times. There is no time to be negative. We should support and help each other out,” another commenter added.