Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have released a statement regarding the recent negative attention their involvement in a new Netflix documentary about the state of mental health in Britain has generated. The documentary series, titled “The Me You Can’t See,” is co-produced and co-hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and features a star-studded cast of mental health advocates and professionals.

However, in recent days, the Prince and Princess have faced criticism from some members of the British media who have alleged that they have leveraged their status and connections to secure the Netflix deal.

In response to these allegations, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s joint statement reads: “We’ve never believed in the use of our individual and joint platforms to benefit any one else. We stand for something bigger. This is about showing up for ourselves and for each other. We won’t let negativity or misinformation distract us from the fact that mental health is a human right that should be made accessible to everybody, regardless of race, class, or circumstance.”

The statement goes on to assert that they believe in the power of shared experiences, and have taken this project on as a passion project to not only shape the conversation surrounding mental health but to help people everywhere access the resources and tools they need to address their own mental health challenges.

The statement also clarifies that all profits from the series will be donated to causes supporting mental health awareness and access to help those in need.

It is clear that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a passionate commitment to using their significant platforms and connections to bring awareness to mental health issues, especially those experienced by the most vulnerable members of society.

It is heartening to see two prominent public figures working to make mental health services and support available to all people, regardless of background or privilege. We look forward to seeing the positive impact of their documentary series, and the other ways this couple continues to fight for a more equitable mental health system for all.