Prince Harry says ‘2020’s been tough’ in first appearance since miscarriage news

Prince Harry has admitted this year has been "tough for everybody" and suggested the coronavirus pandemic is a punishment from Mother Nature in his first appearance since the tragic news wife Meghan Markle suffered a miscarriage.

The Duke of Sussex was speaking at the launch of new Netflix-style streaming platform Waterbear – which focuses on climate documentaries.

In the promo for the channel, he said: “It’s been a universally tough year for everybody.

“Somebody said to me at the beginning of the pandemic, it's almost as though Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms for bad behaviour to really take a moment and think about what we've done.

“It's certainly reminded me about how interconnected we all are, not just as people but through nature.

“We take so much from her and we rarely give a lot back.”

The 36-year-old also urged people to be “like raindrops” to “relieve the parched ground” and said the best way to tackle climate change is with action and not words.

It was Harry’s first public appearance since Meghan announced she tragically suffered a miscarriage in July.

In a heartfelt article written by herself in the New York Times, the former Suits actress recalled how she felt a “sharp cramp” and “dropped to the floor” in their Los Angeles home before being rushed to hospital where she was given the devastating news.

And Harry spoke about how being a father to Archie has made him more aware of the environmental issues facing the world.

“The moment you become a father, everything really does change,” he said.

“Then you start to realise, what is the point in bringing a new person into this world when they get to your age and it is on fire.

“We can’t seal their future, that’s not our role.”

During the eye-opening conversation, Harry also recalled his royal tour of South Africa in 2019 and joked he hates being on camera as “everyone laughs at him”.

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