The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken a break from their six-week holiday to congratulate Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on her award win – just hours before sharing an inspirational quote.
Prince Harry, 35 and Meghan Markle, 38, took to Instagram to praise the ‘awesome athlete’, 50, from Cardiff, on her Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC‘s Sports Personality of the Year 2019 yesterday.
Alongside a picture of the disabilities campaigner, who has spina bifida, a condition caused when a baby’s spine and spinal cord does not develop properly in the womb, they penned:
‘Tonight, one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes Tanni Grey Thompson received the Lifetime Achievement awards, celebrating her role in breaking down barriers and pushing para sport into the mainstream.
‘Tanni Grey Thompson – thank you for being an awesome athlete, an incredible role model – and encouraging young people from all over the world to push the boundaries.’
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, took to the Sussex Royal account to thank Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson for being a ‘role model.’ Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London
In the post, which also featured a photo of the disabilities campaigner, the royals branded the Paralympic athlete one of ‘Britain’s greatest’
In the next post, they also congratulated cricketer Ben Stokes for winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, which is one of the most prized awards in British sport, voted for by the public.
Just hours later, they shared an inspirational quote by Anthony J. D’Angelo which read: ‘Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.’
Written in the couple’s signature style – white text in varying fonts against a navy background beneath their joint crown monogram – it was posted alongside the caption: ‘A thoughtful quote for the day – wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!’
The royal couple shared the sweet posts despite being on a six-week break from royal duties.
And it’s not the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken time out on their holidays to address their 9.9million followers on social media.
Earlier this month, they encouraged royal supporters to ‘do good’ as part of a global ‘generosity movement’ known as Giving Tuesday.
The royal couple also congratulated cricketer Ben Stokes on winning this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
The royals shared an inspirational quote by Anthony D’Angelo just hours later, which read: ‘Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community’
Earlier this month, the couple also took a break from their holidays to encourage royal supporters to ‘do good’ as part of a global ‘generosity movement’ known as Giving Tuesday. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Festival of Remembrance last month
Prince Harry and Meghan urged their followers to take part in the event, which originated in the US as a way to encourage people to give back after the excess of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. It takes place on the first Tuesday after the holiday.
The couple also shared an inspirational quote from late US author Leo Buscaglia, also known as Dr Love, about the power of small acts of kindness.
It read: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening each, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.’
The accompanying caption read: ‘An inspiring quote for #GivingTuesday, a day that encourages people to do good.
‘GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organisations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently taking a six-week break from royal duties.
They are understood to be in the US with their seven-month-old son Archie, where reports suggest the couple spent Thanksgiving with close family.
Despite their break, Meghan has continued to lend support to causes important to her, and shared a pre-recorded message for the launch of Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation.
The Duchess had visited a memorial to South African student in September during the royal tour, and tied a ribbon in memory of the 19-year-old.
Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and murdered after visiting a post office, sparking outrage across the country.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously encouraged royal supporters to ‘do good’ as part of a global ‘generosity movement’ known as Giving Tuesday. Stock image
The couple have also shared an inspirational quote from late US author Leo Buscaglia, also known as Dr Love, about the power of small acts of kindness, pictured
Earlier this morning, Prince Harry and Meghan urged their 9.9million followers to take part in the event, which originated in the US as a way to encourage people to give back after the excess of Thanksgiving