Harry and Meghan have released a joint statement on the state of the world, which they have described as "extremely fragile". 

It comes amid the ongoing events in Afghanistan, which left the Duke and Duchess "speechless". 

The couple have an organisation called Archwall, in a nod to their son, through which they are supporting the emergency response in Haiti with its partner World Central Kitchen. 

They also highlighted charities such as Women for Afghan Women, Afghanaid and Mercy Corps in their statement. 

Here is what the couple have said...

What did Harry and Meghan say about Afghanistan?

A statement released by the couple read: "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."

It continued:"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.

"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."

Did Prince Harry ever fight in Afghanistan?


Prince Harry was once a high profile member of the army, and served two tours in Afghanistan. 

Since leaving the army, he has set up the Invictus games for members of the armed forces who were injured or paralysed during service.