Meghan & Harry speak up against racism and discrimination and call on the Commonwealth to acknowledge its wrongs.

To provide some background, the Commonwealth is an organization of 54 countries and states which are mostly all former colonies of the British Empire.

Meghan & Harry joined a video call with Queen’s Commonwealth Trust organization to speak openly about anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter Movement, where they asked the Commonwealth to acknowledge its painful history. The two are president and vice president of the QCT, which supports young leaders in the Commonwealth who are working hard to change the world.  Even after leaving the royal family, the couple still leads this cause.

“When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past,” Harry said.  It didn’t stop there, he also went on to acknowledging his own bias saying, “we can’t deny or ignore the fact that all of us have been educated to see the world differently,” and also called out systemic racism, “It’s there and it stays there because someone, somewhere is benefiting from it.”

Meghan shared how she’s seen racism saying, “It’s not just in the big moments, it’s in the quiet moments where racism an unconscious bias lies and thrives.”

Meghan also talked about change during her speech to the graduating class from her old high school in Los Angeles, where she named victims of police brutality and shared her own experience during the LA riots.

Harry spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement during his speech at the Diana Awards.  Every year Harry speaks at the Diana Awards which honour young people who give back to their communities and follow in the charitable footsteps of his mother.