On their Archewell website, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have released a new statement about compassion, which could be a subtle dig at the royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex encouraged people to share their experiences with acts of kindness. Compassion, according to Harry and Meghan, “means more than the dictionary definition.”
“It means listening with open ears to the suffering and celebrations of communities and people beyond ourselves,” the couple, who are living in California after leaving their royal duties, added.
“Rather than assuming what they need, it means taking the time to understand their perspectives, experiences, and needs based on what they say.”
The comments of Harry and Meghan could be interpreted as a hidden message for the royals.
Meghan claimed in a tumultuous Oprah Winfrey interview that the monarchy did not listen to her when she was left suicidal by online trolling.
“I went to the institution and told them I needed to get help,” she explained.
“I said, ‘I’ve never felt like this before, and I need to get out of here.’
“And I was told I couldn’t because it would be detrimental to the institution.”
“That’s just not a conversation that would be had,” Harry said when asked if he would have told other members of the Royal Family that Meghan needed assistance.
In his Apple TV documentary series The Me You Can’t See, the Duke of Sussex also accused the royals of “total neglect.”