Meghan Markle spoke in a message to help workers in a segment for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute on Sunday, December 13th, she will mark her first public appearance since the unveiling that she and Prince Harry had suffered a miscarriage.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, wore a red shirt with her hair pulled back, honoring people who worked to feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
“In a year that has been a universal challenge for everyone, I am inspired by the stories of compassion in our communities. Across the country, people have put their own needs aside to come together and support the collective well-being of those around them,” said the former Suits Star said in the slightly over two-minute segment that was apparently taken in the garden of the couple’s home in Montecito, California.
“In March, the COVID-19 crisis had a big impact and everything seemed to change overnight,” said the mother of the 19-month-old son Archie. “For many families, the effects of the pandemic were disastrous and far too many were faced with a heartbreaking question: How should I put food on the table for my family? However, in the face of this devastating reality, we also saw the power of the human spirit and the remarkable way in which communities respond in challenging times. We have seen the good in people, in our neighbors, and in entire communities who came together to say that they would not stand by while our neighbors were starving. “
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, pays tribute to the people who work on CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute to feed those in need during the pandemic. Get involved: https://t.co/MkgzSomt7H pic.twitter.com/jnPzPtmBGx
– CNN Heroes (@CNNHeroes) December 14, 2020
“We saw communities stand up and take action. When the children’s lunch programs stalled, we saw our neighbors making sure these children got the food they needed. And when those who are immunocompromised or most vulnerable couldn’t leave their homes, we as a community came to deliver the food they needed to their door, ”said Meghan, who worked with Harry, 36, to deliver meals to those in need in LA’s early start this year. “We know the value of food. As food, a source of life, and in times of crisis, the warmth of a meal can feel as comforting as a much-needed hug – especially when there is no human contact due to the social distancing we all experience. “
“Those moments reminded so many to be cared for,” she concluded. “Tonight we celebrate these silent heroes, some of whom I know and others whom we greet from afar. These people stood up and made sure that the most basic needs of our communities were met. They made sure that the people around them did not suffer in isolation. They fed their neighbors in more ways than one. And they have shown us all that even in the darkest of times, when we get together, we have the power to remind others that there is hope and that we will be fine. “
Her speech on Sunday was Meghan’s first official appearance since her unveiling in an emotional one New York Times It was announced last month that she and Prince Harry suffered a devastating miscarriage in July.
While some criticized her for opening up to something so private, one source told exclusively Us weekly Earlier this month, the Californian native “has absolutely no regrets sharing her grief”.
“Meghan is overwhelmed by the love and support she has received from the public and other women who have experienced the pain of losing a child,” the insider added.
The couple received lots of friendly messages on social media and the source told us that Harry’s family, including brother Prince William, Father Prince Charles and grandmother Queen Elizabeth the second have “reached” the couple privately.
“Harry confided in them the summer it happened,” the insider revealed. “Despite the fact that the brothers grew apart, William hates the idea that Harry is suffering. He really feels [for] him.”
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