Meghan Markle made a shocking appearance on CNN’s annual Heroes TV special on Sunday where she paid homage to those who’ve made a remarkable difference in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Duchess of Sussex appreciated the “individuals who stood up and made sure the most basic needs of our communities were met” in the past year, which she described as being “universally challenging for everyone.”
The British royal wife, 39, added, “They made sure those around them did not have to suffer in isolation.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been volunteering with several charities in the Los Angeles area since they arrived in the state. In April, they delivered meals to city residents through Project Angel Food, a program to feed the chronically ill.
Some other volunteering includes distributing supplies to needy students with Baby2Baby and Prince Harry was seen volunteering with the Walker Family Events Foundation, which supports veterans and their families.
“In the face of this devastating reality, we … saw the power of the human spirit and the remarkable ways that communities respond in challenging times,” the Duchess said during her appearance on CNN.
“We saw the good in people, in our neighbors, and in entire communities coming together to say they would not stand by while our neighbors went hungry.
“We saw communities standing up and taking action. When kids’ lunch programs came to a halt, we saw our neighbors make sure that those children received the nutrition they need.
“And when those who are immunocompromised or most vulnerable couldn’t leave their homes, we as a community showed up to deliver the food they needed to their doorsteps.
“We know the value of food, as nourishment, as a life source, and in moments of crisis, the warmth of a meal can feel as comforting as a much-needed hug, especially in the absence of human contact due to the social distancing we’re all experiencing. These moments reminded so many that they’re cared for,” Meghan Markle added.