The Duchess of Sussex has paid tribute to those who demonstrated the “power of the human spirit” by feeding the hungry during the pandemic.
Meghan, in her first public appearance since she wrote about suffering a miscarriage, praised communities for coming together to help support their neighbours.
The duchess, appearing in a pre-recorded two-minute video message as part of the CNN Heroes series, said: “For many families the impact of the pandemic has been catastrophic and far too many were faced with a heartbreaking question – how am I going to put food on the table for my family?
“But in the face of this devastating reality we also saw the power of the human spirit and the remarkable ways that communities respond in challenging times.
The duchess, wearing a delicate neck scarf blouse, sat outside on a bench in front of an array of purple foliage.
She highlighted those who helped children, and people who were shielding.
She added: “They showed us, all of us, that even in the darkest times, when we come together, we have the power to remind someone else that there is hope and that we will be OK.”