Harry and Meghan Markle released a lengthy statement on their Archewell website yesterday on the “exceptionally fragile” state of the world. The couple, who are living in California after quitting royal duties, said they were “speechless” by the situation in Afghanistan.
The Duke of Sussex’s new comments have been compared with what he said when he was a soldier in 2013.
Asked in 2013 whether he had shot at Taliban insurgents, Harry said: “Yeah, so lots of people have. The squadron’s been out here. Everyone’s fired a certain amount.
“If there are people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game.”
A Twitter user compared Harry’s 2013 comments with his latest joint statement with Meghan released on Tuesday.
The Sussexes said: “When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realise it or not.
“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.”
Many other Twitter users commented on the change between Harry’s comments.
In their joint statement, Harry and Meghan also addressed the Haiti earthquake and the Covid pandemic.
They said: “The world is exceptionally fragile right now. 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.”
The Sussexes called on global leaders to speed up humanitarian talks and asked people to support charities trying to help those in need.
They said: “To start, we encourage you to join us in supporting a number of organisations doing critical work.
“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 UN General Assembly and the G20 leaders’ summit.
“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.”
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