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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Commonwealth Trust Speaks Out In Support Of Black Lives Matter

"We all have the power to effect positive change. It is time to speak up and speak out"

Before joining the Royal Family, Meghan Markle openly spoke about being biracial and how that affected her growing up. The Duchess of Sussex once reflected on a time she was a young student asked to fill out a census, and when it came to the boxes to indicate ethnicity: white, black, Hispanic or Asian, she wrote: “There I was (my curly hair, my freckled face, my pale skin, my mixed race) looking down at these boxes, not wanting to mess up, but not knowing what to do. You could only choose one, but that would be to choose one parent over the other – and one half of myself over the other.” 

Now, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests for racial justice in America, the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is openly supporting the cause. The trust, which is overseen by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry, and Meghan, took to social media to share a message to demand justice following the tragic killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and all the other Black Americans who were killed at the hands of police. 

“Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world. As a global community of young leaders we stand together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward. Silence is not an option. #BlackLivesMatter,” read a tweet alongside an image of a Martin Luther King Jr. quote.

The Commonwealth, of which Meghan was nominated as Vice President last year, added: “We all have the power to effect positive change. It is time to speak up and speak out,” continued the statement. “Time to have uncomfortable conversations with ourselves and with others. Time to educate ourselves and unlearn. Time to come together and build a better future as one. #TeamQCT.”

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