Harry and Meghan say Commonwealth 'must acknowledge the past'

Lawrence Kim
July 7, 2020

Meghan Markle and Prince HArry's one-year-old son Archie is taking his first steps into another milestone in his life. In documents lodged at the High Court this week, the Duchess of Sussex has insisted she was left "unprotected" by the Royal Family while pregnant with son Archie.

The insider said that Meghan had become "more distant" and "introverted" in recent weeks leaving her family "worried". "They both feel very grateful for that time they've had at home with Archie, watching him achieve all of those milestones".

They are said to have made the announcement without telling the Queen who was forced to hold a crisis summit with Prince Charles, Prince William and Harry to discuss the Sussexes' future roles.

Meanwhile, the couple have officially shut down their Sussex Royal charity, with yesterday's reports suggesting that they had filed the official paperwork with Companies House to dissolve the royal foundation, which the Queen said should not include the word "royal" in its name. We also got a glimpse of Archie on his birthday. "When Harry walks into the room, Archie gets so excited, he puts his arms out-his way of saying, "Pick me up!' You can tell Archie's going to be a social butterfly". The couple had announced the charity back in April. "Thank you to this community - for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world".

During a debate on historic injustices such as the slave trade, Harry, speaking from the couple's Los Angeles home, said: "When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past. You've been great! Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another".

"We can't deny or ignore the fact that all of us have been educated to see the world differently", added Harry. What's most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic.

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The roots of the Commonwealth - a voluntary association of 54 nations - stretch back to Britain's colonial past and the British Empire. "We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages".

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