The Sussexes, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been recently getting involved in the Black Lives Matter Movement. The movement started after several cops brutally killed a black guy named George Floyd. The couple was keeping a low profile after they officially moved out of their royal family roles.
Meghan Markle gave a powerful virtual commencement speech at her former high school Immaculate Heart. She expressed her concern regarding George Floyd’s death. As a result, she became the first member of the royal family to acknowledge the concern publicly. She seemed nervous and hesitant in the beginning but eventually changed her mind and spoke out. Meghan Markle has shown support for the Black Lives Matter movement in her speech.
“I wasn’t sure what I could say to you,” she said in her speech. “I wanted to say the right thing. And I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart, and I realized—the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing. Because George Floyd’s life mattered, and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered, and Philando Castile’s life mattered, and Tamir Rice’s life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we don’t know. Stephon Clark. His life mattered.”
“You are going to have empathy for those who don’t see the world through the same lens that you do, because with as diverse and vibrant and open-minded as I know the teachings at Immaculate Heart are, I know you know that Black lives matter,” she said.
Harry and Meghan felt wrapped by their monarchy and were conscious of speaking publicly about political topics. After officially leaving their royal tag, both have been pretty bold and are working towards the betterment of the society. The Sussexes’ independence from the monarchy has allowed the couple to support the racial justice movement.
Also, The Duke and Duchess have spent the past ten weeks to support their various charities. They now seem to shift their focus to Black Lives Matter and work with organizations dedicated to ending racial justice.
A close source said, “This scenario has weighed heavily on them both and is taking up a lot of their time and energy. Expect to see a shift of their focus onto the campaign over the coming days and weeks.”
The source continued, “The conversations they are having are private, but they plan to make public some of their ongoing discussions and the work they have been doing behind the scenes. At the moment it’s a learning exercise so that they can work out how to help. They’re taking advice from lots of organizations. This is something they both care about and it’s something that really matters to them.”
The couple is already in touch with the community leaders and activists, at every level. According to some sources, the couple took serious action and are working hard with numerous organisations. They plan to pull out and put a spotlight on the movement that is gathering support around the world.
Furthermore, Meghan is the only member of the royal family to speak publicly about the Black Lives Matter protests. According to her close sources, she felt duty-bound to speak out. She sees herself as a role model for people of color around the world.