Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘heavy hearted’: Their poignant message after tragic death

After the tragic death in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict of one of the members of the Invictus Game foundation, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have shared their deep sadness this Friday, March 18.

This death has upset Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. On Wednesday, March 16, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex learned of the death of Serhii Karaivan, a member of the Invictus Game Foundation, as reported by the tabloid Hello! The man died “in combat” on March 13. Very moved by this news, Prince Harry and Meghan shared their sadness in a moving message published on the website of their foundation Archewell. “Our hearts are heavy as we acknowledge the recent loss of a member of our veteran community in Ukraine, who was defending his country from attack,” they wrote.

At the origin of the creation of the Invictus Games in 2014, Paralympic games dedicated to soldiers maimed by war, the son of Prince Charles wished to pay tribute to “all these brave men and women who have long protected their countries and their families with unprecedented strength and determination.” Touched by this tragedy, the parents of Lilibet and Archie assured that they will continue “to work and speak out daily (…) to help as much as possible” those who are victims of the horrors of war. As a sign of their support, Meghan and Prince Harry have made donations to a number of organizations working on the ground to support the Ukrainian people, including HIAS, The HALO Trust and a coalition of Ukrainian media outlets such as The Kyiv Independent, supported by the organization Are Nous Europe.


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Meghan Markle and Harry support the Ukrainian people

Like many personalities, Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle have decided to openly display their position on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. In a message published, this Thursday, February 24, on the website of their foundation Archewell, the couple condemned the Russian invasion, as reported by Hello! this Friday, February 25.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and all of us at Archewell support the Ukrainian people against this violation of international and humanitarian law,” it says. It added: “(We) encourage the world community and its leaders to do the same.” While their message drew strong reactions, Prince Harry and Meghan won’t let the taunts get the better of their commitments.

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