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Prince William, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan share their thoughts about the Covid-19 pandemic

“We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us.”

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared messages on their respective social media accounts about the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Taking to the Kensington Royal Instagram, Prince William shared a video message urging his followers to come together amid the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Prince William has share a video message about the current pandemic. (Image: Getty)
Speaking directly to the camera the 37-year-old began: "Whenever and wherever adversity strike, the people of the UK have the unique ability to pull together," William says.
"The way that local communities support those affected shows the very best of our values and human nature. The public's desire to help in the wake of tragedy needs to be managed and channelled in the best possible way – which is why the establishment of the National Emergency Trust was so important," he adds.
"I said at its launch last year that I dreaded the day when it would be needed. Sadly, with the outbreak of Covid-19, that day has come fast than any of us would have hoped."
He adds that he is grateful that NET exists and it will ensure the support reaches those in the UK who need it most as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The caption which accompanies the video shares that the NET has also launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support individual suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Prince William's video message comes just hours after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a message to their official Instagram account encouraging people to support each other and announcing that over the coming weeks that will be sharing "information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty."
The royal couple, who are currently based in Canada, shared a quote against their signature blue background and under their joint monogram which read: "This moment is as true a test there is to the human spirit."

The image was accompanied by an extensive caption which began: "These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary."
There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit."
Adding, "We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now."
The couple added that they planned to share more information and resources over the coming weeks which would include accurate information from experts, advice on how to look after your health and wellbeing and sharing uplifting stories from around the world.
"We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us."
Meghan and Harry shared a message to their followers on Instagram, encouraging everyone to support each other in these trying times. (Image: Getty)
Harry, Meghan and 10-month-old Archie are currently based on Vancouver Island, Canada with Harry arriving into the country just before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced sweeping travel measures limiting the number of international visitors to the country.
According to a source who spoke to royal correspondent Omid Scobie, the Canadian-based Sussexes are, like everyone, "taking appropriate measure of heeding government advice."
Should they be made aware of being in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, then they will "act accordingly".
Meanwhile back in the UK Buckingham Palace has confirmed the Queen has taken her Easter break to Windsor Castle one week earlier than planned as a precaution and will likely stay on.