Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Send Prayers to Australia Amid Wildfires

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want the people of Australia to know something:

They are not going through their ongoing nightmare alone.

Over the past few months, devastating wildfires have raged across this continent, with no end in sight.

To date, approximately 12.35 million acres have burned in Australia, destroying more than 1,400 homes and claiming the lives of about 23 people.

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According to CBS News, “more than half a billion wild animals have perished in the flames” and the number is expected to “exponentially increase.” 

It’s truly been a horrifying disaster and, most troubling of all perhaps, there’s very little that can really be done about it.

On Saturday, January 4, however, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at least took to Instagram to send a powerful message to Australia, its residents — who have been forced to evacuate their homes — and the volunteer firefighters that have been fighting the flames as best they can.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those across Australia who are continuing to face the devastating fires that have been raging for months,” Markle and Harry wrote on Instagram.

They included with this caption heart-shattering images of the effects of the wildfires in Australia.

And they concluded as follows:

From areas we are personally connected to such as the communities and people we visited in New South Wales in 2018, to the fires in California and parts of Africa, we are struck by the increasingly overlapping presence of these environmental disasters, including of course the destruction of the Amazon which continues.

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This global environmental crisis has now been described as Ecocide. It’s easy to feel helpless, but there’s always a way to help.

From there, the Royal  pair encouraged followers to find out how to “lend” their support and learn more about what’s happening in not only Australia — but other parts of the world as well.

They linked on their official page to the NSW Rural Fire Service and the Australian Red Cross as places where fans and fans can assist.

This week, local authorities have urged more than 100,000 people in the southeastern part of the country to evacuate, while a state of emergency has been declared.

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On Friday, January 3, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to Twitter to express their support.

Kate Middleton and Prince William wrote at the time:

“Our followers in Australia can find out the latest information on the fires by following the accounts on this list. As the devastating fires continue our thoughts remain with those impacted and those working heroically to fight them.”

They aren’t alone, either.

Pink announced on this same day that she donating $500,000 to Australian fire services in the wake of the catastrophic bushfires devastating the country.

“I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” the artist wrote, adding:

“I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.”

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, whose Australian farm is under threat in the fires, posted on Saturday that they are also donating $500,000 to firefighters.

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Archie is Adorable! Meghan and Harry Ring in 2020 with New Baby Pic

by Hilton Hater at January 1, 2020 12:52 pm.

New year, new photo.

New reason to be appreciative of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

In a very sweet Instagram photo that the Royal couple used to usher out 2019, Markle and Harry gave fans a fresh sneak peek at their eight-month old son.

We’ve posted said photo above.

According to Kensington Palace, the snapshot was taken by The Duchess of Sussex herself, who took it right around Thanksgiving.

In the picture, both daddy and son are donning cozy knit caps … and Archie’s apparently has a special backstory.

The pom-pom hat you see here comes from Make Give Live, which is a social enterprise founded by a woman named Claire Conza who runs community-based knitting groups in New Zealand.

For each item bought, one is donated to a Kiwi in need.

Markle was given one of the accessorites during the couple’s visit to New Zealand in Octoberof  2018 when she was pregnant with Archie.

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“Being part of a Make Give Live group is like having a second family, we knit but we also nurture our own mental health and wellbeing,” the organization writes on its web site, adding:

“Looking after yourself is essential and it is a proven fact that knitting has a multitude of therapeutic benefits, including reducing stress, improving self confidence and helping provide meaningful connections and purpose, especially when you are part of a community.”

The candid father-and-son photo, meanwhile, was posted at the outset off an Instagram video featuring highlights of the couple’s big year, including:

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The candid father-and-son photo, meanwhile, was posted at the outset off an Instagram video featuring highlights of the couple’s big year, including:

  • Their tour of Africa.
  • Harry’s impromptu dance with conservationist Jane Goodall.
  • Son Archie’s christening.
  • Meghan and Kate Middleton attending Wimbledon together.
  • The WellChild Awards.
  • And Remembrance Day, among other trips and milestones.
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  • Their tour of Africa.
  • Harry’s impromptu dance with conservationist Jane Goodall.
  • Son Archie’s christening.
  • Meghan and Kate Middleton attending Wimbledon together.
  • The WellChild Awards.
  • And Remembrance Day, among other trips and milestones.

Many observers were pleasantly surprised to see the Middleton inclusion, considering those never-ending rumors about Meghan and Kate pretty much hating each other.

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Wrote Meghan and Harry as a message alongside this special video:

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support! 

We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness. – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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The video comes about two weeks the release earlier this month of the Sussexes’ first Christmas card as a family of three.

As you might expect, Archie took center stage in that photo as well, which was snapped by Meghan’s friend Janina Gavinar.

Here’s a look at that precious holiday card:

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