Meghan Markle and Prince Harry issued a very woke joint statement Tuesday on the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban stating it has left them “speechless” and “heartbroken.”
“The world is exceptionally fragile right now,” the royal couple wrote on their website. “As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless. As we all watch the growing humanitarian disaster in Haiti, and the threat of it worsening after last weekend’s earthquake, we are left heartbroken. And as we all witness the continuing global health crisis, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are left scared.”
“When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realize it or not,” they glibly stated as the brutal Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. “And though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it. It’s easy to find ourselves feeling powerless, but we can put our values into action — together.”
“To start, we encourage you to join us in supporting a number of organizations doing critical work,” they urged. “We also urge those in positions of global influence to rapidly advance the humanitarian dialogues that are expected to take place this fall at multilateral gatherings such as the U.N. General Assembly and the G20 Leaders’ Summit.”
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“As an international community, it is the decisions we make now — to alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet — that will prove our humanity,” the duke and duchess posited.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have written a statement on the current state of the world in light of the situation in Afghanistan and humanitarian disaster in Haiti.
“As an international community, it is the decisions we make now… that will prove our humanity,” they share. pic.twitter.com/afRhLk9h2S
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) August 17, 2021
The couple’s platitudes and their tone-deaf statement did not sit well with everyone.
A royal expert called it “another attempt to form an alternate woke royal family,” according to the Daily Mail. Those on social media reportedly called the statement “vague publicity-seeking word salad” and branded it “irrelevant” because it doesn’t say a thing about how they personally intend to help during the crisis.
Harry’s biographer Angela Levin unloaded for FEMAIL, “I think Harry and Meghan’s grandiose, comfy and caring comments about the situation in Afghanistan, the disaster in Haiti and new COVID variants is another example of them trying to set up some sort of alternate woke royal family.”
“Like most of their ‘compassionate’ gestures there is no indication about what they themselves will do and whether any donations will be going through Archewell Foundation,” she asserted.
Harry served in the British Army for ten years and was deployed twice to Afghanistan. The couple’s statement was released a day after he issued a joint statement with Dominic Reid, who is the CEO of his Invictus Games.
“What’s happening in Afghanistan resonates across the international Invictus community,” the statement asserted. “Many of the participating nations and competitors in the Invictus Games family are bound by a shared experience of serving in Afghanistan over the past two decades, and for several years, we have competed alongside Invictus Games Team Afghanistan.”
“We encourage everybody across the Invictus network — and the wider military community — to reach out to each other and offer support for one another,” it concluded.
— Invictus Games Foundation 💛🖤 (@WeAreInvictus) August 16, 2021
The Invictus Games began in 2014 and is the brainchild of Prince Harry who wanted to give athletes who were wounded in combat a chance to compete and inspire other service members during their recovery.
The royal couple also addressed the pandemic and the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Haiti after a massive 7.2 earthquake devastated the region. That was followed by Tropical Storm Grace and a torrent of rain that added to the catastrophe and misery of Haitians. Well over a thousand have been lost due to the tragedy and many more are injured or homeless.
People were not impressed with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex:
Are Harry and Meghan offering to take in Afghan refugees into their big mansion in California ?
— Vanessa fiel (@Vanessafield16) August 17, 2021
It is terrible people are suffering.. but don’t trust Harry & Meghan.. they’ll jump on anything to stroke their own ego.. PR team doing there thing.. 🥴
— Anne Ellis (@anneellis859) August 17, 2021
There’s simply not a bandwagon this retired erstwhile cable actress and her prince won’t jump on. These issues are for grown ups, not for people who merch Hermes blankets and treat life as one big branding exercise
— Birder (@NZBirder) August 17, 2021
They haven’t got any compassion, it’s all about the dollars
— lilibet (@yuilly12) August 17, 2021
Having worked with active duty military, I feel it’s safe to assume, this schmaltz didn’t register on their radar. Give each other a big hug is hardly statesmen-like nor is it a meaningful way to address troops returning from war.
— Poppy Grainger (@SummerofLove60s) August 17, 2021
— Momo (@Equestrian29) August 17, 2021
Without them, who else would have or was paying any attention to Afghanistan except for the whole wide world?
— Be The Voice Of Reason 46 (@BeTheVoiceOfRe1) August 18, 2021
Whilst they get on with their gold plated lives and can feel better about themselves because they have done their bit now. Well done H & M.
— Harry (@Harry1one) August 18, 2021
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