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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan share a moving update from Canada amid COVID-19 crisis

The Sussexes are using their wide-reaching platform to support fans.

By Jess Pullar
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are putting their Instagram platform, which has more than 11 million followers, to use amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
As countries across the world enact unprecedented measures, and as people's lives adapt to a difficult climate, the couple have shared an emotional message of hope, marking the first time they've spoken out since the pandemic escalated earlier this month.
Taking to their Instagram platform on Wednesday, March 18, the pair shared an image of a hopeful quote: "This moment is as true a testament to the human spirit as there is."
Alongside the image, the caption read: "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."
Speaking of the thousands of people who are stepping up to fight the virus, be it at home or on the frontline, the pair added: "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 added that compassion should be their guiding principle over the coming weeks.

Harry and Meghan confirmed they would be sharing a number of resources over the coming weeks to help people navigate through the uncertain time.
"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," the pair explained.
They ended the post with some promising words: "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..."
Fans flooded the post with comments of encouragement and praise for the pair as they step up to share support on their wide-reaching platform.
One fan wrote: "Thank you so much!! 💖 I really appreciate this. We are in this together 💖keep praying people. Is an awful phase, but NOT an awful life. Together we are strong."
Another added: "So fitting that you two are the first to acknowledge this pandemic as an international crisis that needs to be dealt with in a calm and informative manner. Applaud you for not quietly sitting back and doing nothing about it."
Another simply surmised: "Well said👏👏"
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It is understood Harry and Meghan are currently keeping a low profile in their residence on Vancouver Island in Canada.
The pair recently flew back to the UK to wrap up their final duties as senior royal family members, having last been publicly seen at the annual Commonwealth Day service.
While it's almost certain we won't be seeing the royals out and about for a little while, it's great to see them use their platforms to share messages of hope.
We're looking forward to seeing what's to come from them in these unsettling, self-isolating times...

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