Meghan speaks on Floyd death despite fears message would be 'picked apart'

Lawrence Kim
June 7, 2020

The wife of Prince Harry admitted she had been nervous to break her silence on the demonstrations sweeping the United States, but said in a video message she "realised the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing".

"I know that this is not the graduation that you envisioned", she said.

In a video that was released in 2012, Meghan revealed: "For me, beyond being personally affected by racism, just to see the landscape of what our country is like right now, and certainly the world, and to want things to be better".

The 38-year-old previous entertainer, who went to the school from the age of 11 to 18, stated: "George Floyd's life made a difference and Breonna Taylor's ways of life made a difference and Philando Castile's life made a difference and Tamir Rice's life made a difference".

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The Duchess shared another personal anecdote in her speech, telling students about volunteering in her sophomore year and how one of her teachers told her to "always keep in mind to put others' needs above your own fears", a phrase Markle said has stayed with her throughout her life.

Omid Scobie, writing for Harper's Bazaar, said the Sussex pair has been "quietly having meetings behind the scenes with people on all levels to make sure they are educated and connected to the issues of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement". In 2012, when she was still working as an actor, she talked about painful memories of racism from her childhood, specifically epithets being used against her mother, Doria Ragland.

However, the diary is said to contain not only details about Meghan but also of the other members of the Royal Family, which means that should the diary leaked, none of them are safe as the details are said to be juicy. In conclusion, she apologized they were not able to bring the world in a place they deserved to be in. It's not just about cats and dogs; it's about all of us, about our ability to come together as a community'. And this is not the celebration that you imagined. Now all of that work gets activated. "Because when the foundation is broken, so are we". So I am already excited for what you are going to do in the world. "You are equipped, you are ready, we need you and you are prepared ..."

The 38-year-old royal, who has adopted a puppy with Prince Harry since moving to the USA and has a long history of rescuing dogs, went on to praise the work of those who are helping animals during the coronavirus pandemic. "Congratulations, ladies, and thank you in advance".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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