On Wednesday, the Prince and Princess of Wales tweeted a mysterious message to their 2.8 million followers. The message, which was sent at nine o’clock in the evening, had just one green love heart and no other text.
The horrific events in Nottingham, where three people died, appear to have prompted the use of the emoji, but it also happens to be the anniversary of the dramatic Grenfell Tower fire in London, which occurred six years ago yesterday. Both tragic events featured the green love heart as a sign of neighborhood harmony.
More than 3,000 people “liked” the tweet, and many others added green hearts in their remarks.
The royal couple attended a memorial service to commemorate the tragic Grenfell event’s fifth anniversary last year, and both of them appeared visibly moved.
The June 2017 fire claimed the lives of 72 people in total, and William and Catherine have devoted themselves to helping the survivors and honoring those who died ever since.
A few days after the fire, Prince William traveled to Grenfell with his grandmother, the Queen, where they met people who had been impacted by the tragedy, including locals, community members, and emergency personnel.
“My thoughts and prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and the many people who are still critically ill in hospitals,” the late Queen said in a moving statement. The bravery of firefighters and other emergency service personnel who risk their own lives to save others is something that Prince Philip and I would like to honor. The extraordinary generosity of neighborhood volunteers coming together to support those impacted by this terrible event is also encouraging.
Meghan Markle has also expressed support for the cause; in 2018, the Duchess of Sussex helped create a charity cookbook called Together: Our Community Cookbook to raise money for families affected.
The Duchess, who resides in Montecito with her husband Prince Harry and their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, sent a heartfelt voicemail to the Hubb Community Kitchen charity last year.
Prince Harry was spotted earlier this week supporting injured service members at the annual Department of Defense Warrior Games in San Diego. The royal family is renowned throughout the world for their commitment to noble causes.
Over 200 wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran military members gathered at the event, where The Duke made an appearance. An official from the Warrior Games confirmed to HELLO! that Prince Harry was present at the Naval Air Station North Island to watch the competition and interact with the competitors and their families.
He was seen interacting with military personnel while also watching the seated volleyball competition intently.
Harry has long been an outspoken supporter of mental health, especially for veterans and active-duty service members.