Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and their son Archie all have a well-documented love of animals. That passion also now carries Archie's name at a charity in the UK.
Back in 2019, Meghan took on a patronage with Mayhew, a UK animal welfare charity. On Friday morning, Mayhew published its annual report, with a foreword written by the animal-loving Duchess. It shares a message about animal rights, compassion, and unity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meghan Markle's message for animal welfare charity, Mayhew
"As I write, the Covid-19 crisis is gripping every country in the world and destabilising the lives of countless families across the UK," Meghan's foreword began.
The Duchess of Sussex went on to praise the charity's commitment to animal welfare. But, she added:
"What I am even prouder of is that Mayhew’s mission was made for moments like these. It's not just about cats and dogs; it's about all of us, about our ability to come together as a community. In the wake of Covid, we are reminded that our need to take care of one another is a vital part of the human spirit."
Meghan and Harry's son, Archie, sponsors a dog kennel
Along with serving as Mayhew's patron, Meghan additionally shared that a kennel with the charity was sponsored in Archie's name.
"I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers, staff and students at Mayhew. As an expression of my own commitment, I renewed my sponsorship of a dog kennel in the name of our son, Archie, to create an interim home for a pet in need."
Mayhew's annual report for 2019 with Meghan's full foreword, released on June 5, 2020, can be accessed here.
The Duchess's new message with Mayhew comes one day after she also spoke in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd.