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Meghan Markle thrills fans as she makes surprise appearance on America’s Got Talent

Meghan shared her well wishes to contestant Archie Williams

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Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance during the America’s Got Talent finale.

The former Suits actress recorded a video message of support for contestant, Archie Williams, which aired before the winner was unveiled on Wednesday.

She also made reference to the contestant sharing the same name as her son.

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Meghan Markle pledged her support for Archie Williams (Credit:

What did Meghan say on AGT?

Meghan said: “Just wanted to let you know that we’ve been so moved by your story and we’ve been cheering you on every week and it’s not just because we’re partial to the name.

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Meghan thrilled fans on America’s Got Talent (Credit: YouTube)

“So, a very special message to you that I’ll probably be saying all of my life, but on this night it’s specifically for you: Archie, we are proud of you and are rooting for you, we can’t wait to see what you do. We’re in your corner, have a good night.”

Fans were thrilled, as one wrote on Twitter: “Meghan Markle is GLOWING.”

Another said: “Sweet! A special message from Meghan, Duchess of Sussex,” while a third added: “Love Meghan!!”

Who is Archie Williams?

The talent show contestant was wrongfully incarcerated for 37 years in prison and was finally released last March.

However, spoken-word artist Brandon Leake was crowned the winner of America’s Got Talent.

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Meghan said both she and Harry are America’s Got Talent fans (Credit:

Harry and Meghan urged others to vote in the US election

The Duchess’ appearance on the show came after Meghan and Harry made their first US primetime TV appearance on Tuesday (September 22) evening, when they appeared on ABC’s TIME100 special.

Here, Harry and Meghan stressed the importance of the upcoming vote.

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She said: “We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is Voter Registration Day.

“Every four years, we’re told, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.”

And her husband urged viewers to think carefully about how they engage with one another online ahead of the election, which takes place on November 3.

He said: “When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realise it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourself in someone else’s shoes.

“Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act.

“As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”

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