Meghan Markle and Prince Harry delivered a poignant message at the U.S Senate Child Safety Hearing, reflecting their commitment to advocating for the well-being of children.
The statement was released on Wednesday via the Archwell Foundation's website by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, “We applaud the bravery and determination of the thousands of parents around the country whose advocacy resulted in this hearing.”
"Over the past few years, we have spent time with many of these families, listening to their heartache and their hopes for the urgent change that is needed in the online space," Harry and Megan's statement continued.
It further added, "This is an issue that transcends division and party lines, as we saw today at the Senate hearing."
Prince Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, said in a statement, "The best parenting in the world cannot keep children safe from these platforms."
The conclusion of their statement included a quotation from a father whose child had experienced the adverse consequences of social media, “If love could have saved them, all of our children would still be here. This is not the time to pass the buck of responsibility. It’s the time to make necessary change at the source to keep our children safe.”
It is pertinent to mention that Meghan and Prince Harry have collaborated extensively with the families and close ones of victims, incorporating their input to propose recommendations to political leaders for implementing constructive changes.
Their declaration came in the wake of a Congressional session addressing social media concerns. During this hearing, senators specifically singled out Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel for the effects their platforms exert on the broader public, particularly on young and susceptible individuals.