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Meghan Markle mourns the death of her friend Oli Juste

Meghan Markle shared a note of reflection as she mourns the loss of a close friend who passed away earlier this year.

On April 6, the Duchess of Sussex posted a note on the website of Mayhew – an animal welfare charity which Meghan chose to support in 2019 as a royal patron – in honor of the death of Oli Justa beloved friend who introduced her to the organization.

“On January 15, 2022 my beloved friend Oli tragically and very suddenly passed away,” Meghan wrote. “It left me and so many others heartbroken and thoughtful, knowing that the legacy he leaves to our four-legged friends is beautifully simple: just love them.”

Throughout her letter, Meghan explained how Oli helped her cross paths with the organization when she was exploring places to volunteer nearly four years ago.

“He knew that beyond their adoption and rescue programs, their international work to keep animals safe, and their local work to find homes for abandoned animals, I would be drawn to their deep love of the community, which transcended the animals themselves and extended to the people around them,” she said. “He was right.”


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