Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have published personal lines in a newspaper and want to raise the awareness of Harry’s compatriots on the subject of Black Lives Matter and racism.
Prince Harry, 38, and Duchess Meghan, 39, announced in March that they would end their collaboration with selected newspapers in England. The Evening Standard is not one of them and so the Sussexes selected the publication to get an important message across.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan celebrate Black History Month
“To celebrate Black History Month in Great Britain, we today appreciate a group of well-known leaders whose work has had a positive and lasting impact on British culture,” the couple wrote. Black History Month is an event that has been celebrated in the UK for more than 30 years. It was originally created to recognize the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the country over many generations. Over time, the definition was expanded to include all people of color.
Harry and Meghan have one personal list of 20 trailblazers to honor them for their positive contribution to British society. “In this list you see people who we hope will inspire and motivate you. Especially at this time, it is exciting to be able to celebrate those who make a difference.” Some would ask whether attention to the topic is necessary or why it is important for Harry and Meghan, the couple writes and explains: “For us, it’s about education and awareness”.
Harry learns from his wife
In the past, Harry has emphasized that he learned a lot about racism from Meghan. “When you’re white and British, the world you see often looks just like you – on television, in the media, in the role models celebrated in our country. This is not a criticism; it is the reality “warn the Sussexes. It is therefore important for People of Color to see role models in society who have the same skin color as them. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan close with the words: “We can neither change history nor work on our past. But we can define our future as one that is inclusive, one that is the same and one that is colorful.”
New trouble for the royals
Over the past few weeks, Harry and Meghan have repeatedly spoken out on the subject of Black Lives Matter and racism – and thus generated a divided echo. While some celebrate the couple for their commitment, critics accuse them of wanting to lecture the public. Harry, in particular, is considered by some to be a poor ambassador due to his privileged origins and white skin.
Sources used: standard.co.uk