On Friday, the Duchess of Sussex showed her support for Mayhew, a U.K. animal welfare charity that she became patron of in January 2019, by writing the forward for the organization’s annual review. In it, she touched on how the coronavirus deeply impacted the animal community and revealed that she made a special gesture in honor of her and Prince Harry‘s 13-month-old son.
“As I write, the COVID-19 crisis is gripping every country in the world and destabilizing the lives of countless families across the U.K. I am proud of how Mayhew have responded by finding new ways to support animals and people in these uncertain times,” her statement began. “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.”