Meghan and Harry accept their award at the NAACP Awards
Meghan and Prince Harry‘s organisation Archewell released a poignant statement regarding the ongoing war in Ukraine. In it, the Duke and Duchess acknowledged the death of a member of their “veteran community” in the war-torn country.
The statement read: “Our hearts are heavy as we acknowledge the recent loss of a member of our veteran community in Ukraine, who was defending his country from attack.
“We also pay tribute to the brave men and women from our global veteran community, past and present, who have long protected their countries and families with unparalleled strength and determination.
“We are continuing to work and speak with the Invictus Games Foundation daily to help however we can.”
While Harry and Meghan did not mention the name of the person who died in Ukraine, they may be referring to Serhii Karaivan, a former trialist for the Invictus Games and Warrior Games for Team Ukraine.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry issued a new statement on Ukraine
As announced in a statement shared by the Invictus Games Foundation on March 16, Mr Karaivan died fighting in the war sparked on February 24 by the Russian invasion of Ukraine on March 13.
The Foundation’s statement also noted “many of the Invictus Games competitors, alongside the staff and team management, signed up to serve once again, many of whom already had injuries sustained in conflict…