Meghan Markle Shares the’ Heartbreak’ message after the sudden death of her friend who shared her passion for animals. The emotional note was published in a message on the animal welfare charity website.
An animal welfare charity Mayhew was the organization that took care of her dog when Meghan decided to move from the U.K. In 2019 Meghan selected this animal charity as one of the four organizations she would support as a royal patron. Animal behavioralist Oli Juste introduced Meghan to this organization.
In a message, Meghan wrote about Oli Juste, who “tragically and very suddenly passed away” in January. Meghan added, “It has left me, and so many others, heartbroken and reflective — knowing that the legacy he leaves for our furry friends is beautifully simple: just love them.” The Duchess of Sussex also wrote, “Especially those left behind or forgotten. In his memory, we will be creating the Oli Juste wing at Mayhew, to shelter the animals who may have a harder time finding their forever homes. Because much like Oli, they will never be forgotten, and they will always be loved.”
Meghan also shared the memorable moments with Oli and his fiancé Rob. Meghan shared, “helped care for my rescue dog, Guy when I had just moved to the U.K. and he was recovering from a debilitating accident. They loved him as though he was their own.”
Meghan shares two dogs with Prince Harry. They continued to support Mayhew even after they stepped back from their roles as working royals. Mayhew said in a statement, “Our Royal Patronage with The Duchess of Sussex came to an end at the beginning of the year. It’s been an incredible privilege for Mayhew to have worked closely with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, since 2019 when she became our Patron.”