Alim, who is based in Australia, has urged future leaders to learn from those who have tried to address systemic issues before, to value lived experience, and to remember that “in any situation, it is always best to allow implicated groups to determine what they think the best course of action is.”
Meghan was quick to agree, adding that it is for people to “know when to lead and know when to listen.”
This is not the first time the couple has spoken out on Black Lives Matter.
Sharing a heartfelt video in the wake of George Floyd's murder, Markle delivered as a virtual graduation speech to her old high school. She released the full speech to media, where she spoke candidly about the protests, her own experience witnessing the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and her high expectations for the graduating class to join the fight for an end to racial injustice and police brutality.
"I wasn't sure what I could say to you," she began. "I wanted to say the right thing. And I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart, and I realized - the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing. Because George Floyd's life mattered, and Breonna Taylor's life mattered, and Philando Castile's life mattered, and Tamir Rice's life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we don't know. Stephon Clark. His life mattered."
At the Diana Awards earlier this month, Harry discussed how his generation has not done enough to dismantle racism.
"My wife said recently that our generation and the ones before us haven't done enough to right the wrongs of the past. I, too, am sorry—sorry that we haven't got the world to a place you deserve it to be," he said. "Institutional racism has no place in our societies, yet it is still endemic. Unconscious bias must be acknowledged without blame to create a better world for all of you."
Watch the discussion in full and find out more about the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust here.