Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today celebrated their third wedding anniversary by revealing plans to build a disaster relief centre in India to help battle Covid-19 and ‘heal’ the virus-ravaged nation.
The building in Mumbai will be based on the blueprint of one the couple’s Archewell foundation has already built on the Caribbean island of Dominica, where locals can get free food and medical care including a coronavirus vaccination.
Announcing the plans on their official website Archewell, the Sussexes, who married at Windsor Castle three years ago today, promised the proposed centre would ‘provide relief and resilience as well as healing and strength’ for those who use it.
It came as the couple demanded the equal distribution of Covid vaccines around the world and backed Joe Biden‘s calls for big phrama companies to waive vaccine patents for poorer countries.
Earlier this month they penned a letter to manufacturers to ‘temporarily suspend’ intellectual property rights to help those in developing countries gain access to jabs.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared an emotive letter to the CEOs of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Norovax as they launched a campaign to ‘ensure equitable vaccine access globally’ on Archie’s second birthday.
Announcing the new relief centre, the third planned, couple said today: ‘Right now, COVID-19 cases are spiking across the entire country of India. On Tuesday, India’s total virus cases exceeded 25 million, with 260,000 new cases and 4,329 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.