Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan pay tribute to their mothers in new 'letter to 2021'

Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY
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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are finishing 2020 on a positive note.

On Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared "a letter for 2021" that pays tribute to the kindness of their mothers on their updated website, Archewell.com.

"I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother. Together we bring you Archewell,” the couple wrote, introducing their non-profit foundation, alongside several sweet childhood pictures with their moms.

The letter featured an image of a young Prince Harry on top of Princes Diana's shoulders, in addition to a photo of young Meghan embracing her mom, Doria Ragland.

Meghan is a mother herself to Baby Archie, who turned 1 in May. Earlier this year, she went public with the news that she miscarried the couple's second child in an effort to destigmatize the all-too-common tragedy.

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"We believe in the best of humanity. Because we have seen the best of humanity. We have experienced compassion and kindness, From our mothers and strangers alike," the couple wrote.

The letter continued: "In the face of fear, struggle and pain, It can be easy to lose sight of this. Together, we can choose courage, healing, and connection. Together, we can choose to put compassion in action."

The royal, who have spent much of 2020 in California after stepping down as full-time royals last spring, invited readers to join "as we work to build a better world, one act of compassion at a time."

Archewell is a non-profit foundation created by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to "uplift and unite communities — local and global, online and offline."

"We believe that compassion is the defining cultural force of the 21st century… we support a growing community of partner organizations fueling systemic cultural change," their website reads. "At Archewell Foundation, we listen to people and their communities, help them tell their stories, put real action behind our words, and spotlight a new generation of leadership."

Among Archewell's partners are the Center for Humane Technology, which is focused on making online communities safer and more compassionate; the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, which aims to improve racial and social justice in the tech industry; and the Loveland Foundation, which provides affordable mental health resources to Black women and girls.

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