Meghan Markle has shared a note of reflection as she grieves the loss of a close friend who died at the beginning of the year.

On April 6, the Duchess of Sussex published a note on the website of Mayhew—an animal welfare charity Meghan chose to support in 2019 as a royal patron—in honor of the death of Oli JusteShe was introduced to the organization by a dear friend.

Meghan wrote that Oli, her beloved friend and best friend died suddenly on January 15, 2022. “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.”

Meghan wrote a letter in which she explained to Oli how Oli had helped her find a volunteer opportunity almost four years back. 

She stated that he knew beyond their adoption and rescue programmes, their international work keeping animals safe, as well as their local efforts to find adopted pets homes, that they would draw me to their deep, unconditional love for community. This was not just about the animals but also the people who were around them. His prediction was accurate.