The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to Instagram to share an important message of kindness, empathy and hope in the midst of the difficult circumstances.
Alongside guidelines from the World Health Organisation and photographs of doctors worldwide, Prince Harry and Meghan encouraged their followers to stay home, saying “For all of us, the best way we can support health workers is to make sure we do not make their job any harder by spreading this disease further.”
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Around the world, the response from people in every walk of life, to protect and look out for their communities has been inspiring. None more so than the brave and dedicated healthcare workers on the frontline, risking their own well-being to care for the sick and fight COVID-19. Wherever you are in the world, we are all incredibly grateful. For all of us, the best way we can support health workers is to make sure we do not make their job any harder by spreading this disease further. No matter where you are, the @WHO have shared some guidelines that can help. You may have seen or heard these before, but they are as important today as ever. Please click our link in bio for more information from @WHO
The royal couple also shared a post about practicing empathy and kindness in the way we approach communities during this period, as it is “indisputably important right now”, before hammering home that “All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally.”
They ended by detailing how they would be sharing information and resources – from mental-health support and inspiring stories to expert insight on coronavirus – over the days and weeks to come.
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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...
The Sussexes will no longer use their royal titles by the end of this month and shall pursue a life of financial independence in North America, where they will set up their own non-profit organisations.
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