Prince Harry and Meghan Markle issue a plea for kindness

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have urged people to be kind in a social media post, just weeks after their decision two step away from royal life. 

The pair revealed their support for the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative and shared a series of photos from the charity campaign on their Royal Sussex Instagram stories.

Each picture showed a different person or group of people holding up a sign asking everyone to be kind to each other. The signs included messages like "Kindness doesn't cost a thing" and "Be there for each other".

The royal couple also added the caption, "Today is #BellLet'sTalk Day, where people around the world are taking action and creating positive conversations about mental health."

Following the photo series, the couple wrote: "We are so happy to be supporting Bell's mental health campaign. Each time you watch @bell_letstalk official video on Instagram, Bell will donate 5 cents towards Canadian mental health initiatives. So please share, please talk and be part of the solution." They also included a Canadian flag in their message.

Their plea for kindness and compassion comes in the same week as Thomas Markle's decision to be interviewed about his relationship with his daughter, where he revealed he believed he was the victim in their estrangement. 

Harry and Meghan are both passionate supporters of mental health charities and as they now live in Canada, it is no surprise that they are delighted to be a part of a Canadian campaign.

The couple are living on Vancouver Island with baby son Archie, after issuing a historic announcement that they would like to step away from being senior members of the Royal Family.

Both have alluded to the fact that they have struggled with press and social media attention since their marriage, with Harry revealing that their decision to leave the UK was not taken lightly.

“I had to step my family back from all I have ever known to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life," he told an audience at a dinner for charity Sentebale. 

The 35-year-old added, "I will continue to be the same man who holds his country dear and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities and military communities that are so important to me.

"Together, you have given me an education about living. And this role has taught me more about what is right and just than I could have ever imagined. We are taking a leap of faith - thank you for giving me the courage to take this next step."

 

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