On Wednesday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posted a statement responding to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas on the website for their foundation, Archewell. Their message came after King Charles III spoke out through a representative about the ongoing conflict, and Prince William and Kate Middleton released a statement of their own.
In their statement, the couple condemned violence without naming a specific actor. “At The Archewell Foundation, with Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, we stand against all acts of terrorism and brutality,” the note from a spokesperson read. “We are supporting our partners and organizations on the frontlines in Israel to provide the urgent aid needed, and to help all innocent victims of this unconscionable level of human suffering.”
Meghan and Harry have a history of working with organizations who help refugees in the region. In December 2021, Meghan and Harry supported Humanity Crew, a charity that supports refugee mental health, with a donation that allowed them to open mental health emergency rooms in Palestine, Israel, and Greece. In the 2022 Archewell Foundation impact report, they reported that their funding helped train 150 youth and 100 community members as mental health first responders and provided access to services for 3,000 children.
The statement comes just two days after the couple made a series of appearances in New York City to mark World Mental Health Day. After visiting the Marcy Lab School to meet with students preparing for careers in tech, the pair participated in a panel with Today’s Carson Daly and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. During the event, Meghan discussed the way parenthood has influenced her activism, adding that being a mom is “the most important thing in my entire life.”
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