Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Break Silence On Coronavirus Pandemic

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke their silence and joined the ranks of celebrities who are trying to help fight the coronavirus. The couple shared a heartfelt message on Instagram, promoting solidarity and making a commitment to offer information and preventative measures during the pandemic. The image contained the quote, "This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit," in the signature royal blue of the couple's IG page. 

In the March 18 message, the couple began by saying, "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." The duke and duchess then drew attention to all those "who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home," and they called the global response "awe-inspiring." 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle then spoke of kindness: "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." 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share their 'guiding principle'

As people the world over seek updates on COVID-19 cases (News Break is running a tracker searchable by U.S. zip code,) the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed what they intend to do to help. The couple wrote, "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." 

They also promised to spread uplifting stories from around the world to spotlight how people are "connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up." Harry and Meghan concluded with a statement of unity: "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..."

Followers responded in gratitude, with many thanking the couple. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth will be moving to Windsor Castle shortly as she continues efforts to avoid the coronavirus, and several events at Buckingham Palace have been canceled.