Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Share Inspiring Message to Young Leaders about Acknowledging the Wrongs of the past (Video)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently spoke to young leaders about human rights and the Duke of Sussex said that the wrongs of the past need acknowledgment.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke out about the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement during the Queen's Commonwealth Trust weekly video call.
The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex spoke to some young leaders on the subject of equal rights. Harry, the prince of QCT, said that everything is "coming to a head" and that there is no turning back now.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Meghan, who is the vice president of QCT, added that equality is a fundamental human right and suggested that there is much more to gain as we push through and speak out for what is right no matter how uncomfortable we are.
"it's only in pushing through that discomfort that we get to the other side of this and find the place where a high tide raises all ships."
She went on to say that equality does not put people on the back foot. Rather, it puts everyone on the same footing and that is what fundamental human right is all about.
According to Harry, there is no way to move forward unless we acknowledge the past.
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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA
Speaking from their Los Angeles home, the Duke and Duchess said they had been discussing the issue many times in the past weeks.
SPEAKING OUT FOR A BETTER FUTURE
According to Harry, there is no way to move forward unless we acknowledge the past. He also praised the people who have done a great job of trying to right the wrongs of the past.
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has come to an end, but The Duke and Duchess have had the opportunity to look back on an incredible 10 days through South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi. Thank you for following along! Their Royal Highness’s journey took them 15,000 miles across southern Africa where they we’re greeted by so many amazing people along the way. They witnessed the great partnership between the UK and Africa, met local community groups, leaders, and youth and elders, who all imparted knowledge and inspiration. On their final day of the tour, The Duchess said: “Please know that you have all given us so much inspiration, so much hope - and above all, you have given us joy.” • During their tour, The Duke and Duchess unveiled three new Queens Commonwealth Canopy projects, protecting forests and planting trees, and worked with the British Government to announce investment of £8m in technology and skills in the region. The Duke traveled to Angola to focus on the ongoing mission to rid the world of landmines, an extension of the work that was pioneered by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duchess announced gender grants from the Association of Commonwealth Universities to improve access to higher education for women, as well as four scholarships for students studying across the commonwealth. Throughout this trip they were able to join an important and essential conversation about the rights of women and girls - not isolated to Southern Africa, but also globally. Throughout this visit, The Duke and Duchess were struck by the spirit and generosity from every community they visited. Speaking to young entrepreneurs in Tembisa, a township in Johannesburg, The Duke said: “As I raise my own son, I want to make sure that what I’ve learned here – the value of the natural world, the value of community and friendship – is something that I can pass on to him.” • Thank you to everyone who supported from afar, and those who have followed along the way! We hope you enjoy this wrap up video to the tune of a wonderful song by The Soweto Gospel Choir, a favourite of The Duke and Duchess. Video ©️ SussexRoyal
The Black Lives Matter Movement, which was ignited by the tragic death of George Floyd while he was in police custody, led to nation-wide protests and Meghan and Harry have been speaking out amid the fight against racial injustice.
Harry believes that the problem lies in the fact that each individual has been educated to see the world differently and until they realize those biases and acknowledge them, they will not be willing to stand up for something so wrong.
Meghan shares similar views on the issue. According to her, when racism and unconscious bias thrives in quiet and small moments, it is hard for people to realize and understand that they play a role in it.
The couple, who has been living in their Los Angeles homes after their royal exit, is currently busy in their own lives as parents and as they continue educating and speaking out against racial injustice.