The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance on America’s Got Talent finale to support Archie Williams.

In the video to Archie Williams, she said “I 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! 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 we are rooting for you, and we can’t wait to see what you do. We’re in your corner, have a good night.”

Archie Williams was stunned and was moved to tears by the act of kindness from the Duchess. 

Archie’s heart-breaking story made him a favourite on season 15. He spent 37 years of his life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He was convicted to life without parole in 1983 at just 22 years old, for the rape and attempted murder of a woman. He was finally released thanks to The Innocence Project.