Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance on America’s Got Talent final for touching reason

Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance on America's Got Talent final for touching reason

> The Duchess of Sussex left one contestant on America’s Got Talent speechless after she made a surprise appearance

The Duchess of Sussex shocked viewers of America’s Got Talent on Wednesday after she made a surprise appearance on the show.

Meghan sent a special video message during the show’s finale to fan favourite Archie Williams after being touched by his heartbreaking story.

Archie was wrongly convicted for a crime he didn’t commit and served 37 years in prison as a result.

 

After hearing his story, Meghan and Prince Harry wanted to send him a special message.

In the video clip, Meghan said: “I just wanted to let you know that we’ve been so moved by your story, and we have been cheering you on every week, and it’s not just because we’re partial to the name!

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

Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance on America's Got Talent final for touching reason

His mother, sister, and a family friend all testified during the trial that he was home asleep. It was also revealed during the trial that none of the fingerprints collected at the crime scene matched with Archie’s.

Speaking previously on AGT, the 59-year-old – who wowed the judges, including Simon Cowell, with his rendition of Elton John’s Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – said: “I knew I was innocent, I didn’t commit a crime.

In 1995, after years behind bars, Archie got in touch with The Innocence Project, an organisation dedicated to exonerating the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and advocating for criminal justice reform.

It took over ten years for DNA evidence to be tested again as Archie had to wait “for Louisiana to pass a law entitling convicted people to access DNA testing after trial to prove innocence”.

Seven days after the fingerprint analysis was completed, Archie was released from prison.

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