Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan: “The world is extraordinarily fragile at the moment”

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
“The world is extraordinarily fragile right now”

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan get involved with their “Archewell” foundation for charitable purposes.

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Harry and Meghan have made a statement on their website about the situation in Afghanistan. It also covers Haiti.

“The world is extraordinarily fragile right now”: Prince Harry (36) and Duchess Meghan (40) are also concerned with the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power and the situation in Haiti, which was once again hit by an earthquake. The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II (95) served in the British Army for many years and was a soldier in Afghanistan.

Harry and Meghan are now writing on the website of their “Archewell” foundation: “Since we all feel the great pain caused by the situation in Afghanistan, we are speechless.” The statement also said: “As we all watch the growing humanitarian catastrophe in Haiti and the risk of it worsening after last weekend’s earthquake, we are heartbroken. And as we all witness the ongoing global health crisis that is wreaking havoc new variants and constant misinformation is exacerbated, we are afraid “, so the royal couple.

This is how “Archewell” wants to help

Meghan and Harry call in their statement to support organizations that do important work. They also urged those in positions of global influence to act swiftly: “As an international community, it is the choices we make now – to alleviate the suffering of those we know and those we may never meet – which will prove our humanity. “

Among other things, “Archewell” supports the organization “World Central Kitchen” in order to provide the people affected by the earthquake in Haiti with meals. In addition, with the help of donations, the foundation wants to provide safe accommodation and help for displaced women and children from Afghanistan.

Two missions in Afghanistan

Harry had previously spoken on Twitter about the situation in Afghanistan. The Invictus Games Foundation released a statement on behalf of their patron Prince Harry and his fellow Invictus Games, Baron Allen of Kensington and Dominic Reid. In it, the top management of the sporting event calls on its members – and the military in general – to reach out and support one another. After all, many of the participants had ties to Afghanistan or competed against the Afghan team at the Games.

Harry himself was stationed twice in Afghanistan as a member of the British Army. His first mission in Afghanistan was ended after a short time in 2008 because his whereabouts had become known. For several months in 2012/2013 Harry worked as a co-pilot of an “Apache” combat helicopter in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.