Meghan Markle and Prince Harry penned a beautiful tribute to their moms, Princess Diana and Doria Ragland on their charity’s site, marveling over their ‘kindness and compassion.’
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ended 2020 by looking ahead to the future, while also paying tribute to their past. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a poignant “Letter to 2021” on the newly relaunched site for their non-profit Archewell, giving credit to their mothers, Princess Diana and Doria Ragland, for shaping who they are today. Grab your tissues. “I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother,” Meghan and Harry wrote in their joint letter. Together we bring you Archewell.
“We believe in the best of humanity, because we have seen the best of humanity. We have experienced compassion and kindness, from our mothers and strangers alike,” Meghan and Harry stated. “In the face of fear, struggle and pain, it can be easy to lose sight of this. Together, we can choose courage, healing, and connection. Together, we can choose to put compassion in action. We invite you to join us. As we work to build a better world, one act of compassion at a time.”
They ended their letter by signing it “Harry and Meghan” with their real signatures. Along with the letter, the royals, who stepped back from their duties in 2020 to focus on charity work, included childhood photos with their moms. One of a young Meghan sitting on her smiling mother’s lap, the other of toddler Harry riding on his mom’s shoulders. Harry was just 12 years old when Princess Diana died in a tragic car accident.
Archewell Foundation, according to their site, “is an impact-driven non-profit created by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Our core purpose is to uplift and unite communities—local and global, online and offline — one act of compassion at a time. A list of the charities Achewell works with can also be found on their site. The relaunch comes just days after Harry and Meghan shared their first Archewell podcast on Spotify, which included an adorable cameo from their son, Archie!
On the podcast, Harry and Meghan gently coax their one-year-old to speak into the microphone. You can hear Archie’s little voice say “Happy New Year!” and tells his mom’s it’s “fun” to play with the mic. After living in California for almost a year, Archie has an American accent!