How Meghan, Harry, William and Kate Showed Their Support for #BlackLivesMatterMovement
Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Harry, and Duchess Meghan have all shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement with their individual organizations.
The Fab Four have shown their solidarity for the #BlackLivesMatter movement amid the protests rocking the world after the death of George Floyd.
Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle posed for a portrait to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
As reported by People Magazine, organizations championed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have lent their voices to tackle the racial injustice plaguing the world.
A 2012 video of Meghan speaking candidly about her experiences with racism and her hopes for a change resurfaced on social media amid the protests.
It began with the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, of which Harry is the president, and Meghan is the vice-president, releasing a statement via Twitter on Monday. The tweet which had a picture of a Martin Luther King's quote about injustice and the #blacklivesmatter read:
"Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world."
After which they urged young leaders to "stand in pursue of fairness" as silence wasn't an option. Then came Heads Together, a mental health initiative founded by Prince William, Kate, and Harry in 2016, which is now led by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess.
The organization took to their Instagram page and released a supportive statement that read, "Heads Together stands with the black community. Today and every day."
They then provided details for hotlines that people could call if they were "feeling distressed, anxious or panicked" about the happenings around the world.
Express noted that William and Kate's organization joined in the collective "blackout" campaign on social media on June 2 by posting a picture with a black background.
Aside from the joint solidarity shown by the young generations of royals, HELLO! Magazine notes that Meghan addressed George Floyd's killing separately in a powerful message while speaking to the 202 graduating class of her alma mater high school, The Immaculate Heart.
While congratulating them on their hard work and perseverance, the Duchess of Sussex urged the girls to be a part of the change saying:
"You are going to have empathy for those who don't see the world through the same lens that you do…"
In the old clip, the mother-of-one was heard saying that she hopes the world would be "more open-minded to having a mixed world" by the time she has a child.