Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry share uplifting update about coronavirus pandemic

By Heather Cichowski

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry share uplifting update about coronavirus pandemic


Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are among the royals who are trying to boost morale and lift people's spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a stirring message on their Sussex Royal Instagram account on March 18. They shared a quote that read, "This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit " and went into detail about what it meant during the battle with COVID-19.

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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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"These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other," the note began. "We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary."

Harry and Meghan's message praised the tireless individuals working "behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home" in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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"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."

The Sussexes promised they would be "sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty." This includes posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, insight on how to keep our families healthy and resources and organizations to support emotional well-being and mental health.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out to Commonwealth Day services at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9. Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The duke and duchess also said they plan to share inspiring stories of those who are helping to make a difference. They said want to highlight "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," their post ended.

"We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come..."

Royals fans are thanking Harry and Meghan for their uplifting Instagram and the promise of more joyful content.

"Hope you are all keeping well. Thank you for thinking of us, wish everyone was as thoughtful and kind as you guys," one commenter said. "Kindness is free."

"We are in this together, and we will become even stronger! Keep safe everyone," said another.

The Dutch Royal Family also took to social media to share a feel-good post to express their gratitude for all the workers of the Netherlands.

On March 17, the official Instagram account of the Royal House of the Netherlands, Koninklijk Huis, uploaded a video of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and their three teenage daughters, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, clapping and praising everyone.

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