The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been tough on many people around the world. As businesses close and folks everywhere are told to physically distance themselves from loved ones, this unprecedented situation is causing a lot of negative feelings and emotions for those whose daily lives have changed.
For Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, living in the middle of a worldwide pandemic has caused them to feel “helpless,” according to an insider. Read on below to find out why the couple is feeling this way and what they are doing to help relieve it.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently living in Los Angeles
A few months ago, Meghan and Prince Harry decided to officially step down as senior members of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they wanted to be financially independent as well as live a more private life that would allow them to spend more time in North America.
It didn’t take long before the Sussexes started setting up a new life across the pond. They lived in Canada for a while before moving to Los Angeles in late March.
It is not clear where exactly Meghan and Prince Harry will settle down in Los Angeles. For now, they are allegedly residing in a “secluded compound” somewhere in the Hollywood area. However, sources say that the couple are still looking for a home in the Malibu region that will offer them more privacy.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly feel ‘helpless’ because of the pandemic
Like everyone else, Meghan and Prince Harry are doing their best to social distance and help “flatten the curve.” This means that they generally spend time with just each other and their young son. The couple also does not receive visitors at their new home.
According to an insider, Meghan and Prince Harry feel “helpless” as they learn about “everything that is going on” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because of this, they decided to volunteer time to contribute to their local community in Southern California. They have been working with Project Angel Food, which delivers food those who are extremely at-risk during the pandemic, such as elderly folks with compromised immune systems.
“They told us they heard our drivers were overloaded and wanted to volunteer to lighten the drivers’ workload,” Richard Ayoub, the organization’s executive director, told Entertainment Tonight. “I am blown away that they chose us. They care about our vulnerable population.”
Meghan and Prince Harry have delivered meals with Project Angel Food a few times since Easter. The couple followed social distancing protocols by wearing gloves and keeping six feet apart from others.
Prince Harry is also trying to deal with being far away from his family
While being involved in charity work can help Prince Harry feel more connected to his new community, sources have said that he still finds it difficult to be far away from his family.
For one thing, he reportedly is feeling quite “guilty” for not being in the UK as his father is dealing with a coronavirus diagnosis.
“”Despite their ups and downs, hearing that his dad is sick with a potentially life-threatening illness is a huge wake-up call,” an insider shared with Us Weekly a few weeks ago. “And he’s overwhelmed with feelings of guilt for not being closer to home while this is all going on.”
Moreover, this could also make Prince Harry feel “tremendously isolated,” according to royal commentator Angela Mollard.
“Everybody, of course, is isolated but he is not just isolated from his family, he is isolated on the other side of the world,” Mollard said. “He is just with Meghan and their son, they will be having no contact with friends and he can’t engage with anything purposeful at the moment.”
However, some sources have shared that Prince Harry is keeps in touch with Prince William and other members of his family regularly. It seems that the pandemic has been hard for him to deal with, but perhaps things could get better once he is able to establish a comfortable life in America.