Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Want To Help The Black Lives Matter Movement
By Emily Lee
June 5, 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have largely stayed out of the spotlight after moving to Los Angeles earlier this year. Despite staying out of the public eye, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have still been keeping busy. In recent weeks, they've reportedly shifted their focus to assisting the Black Lives Matter movement.
According to Harper's Bazaar royal reporter Omid Scobie, Harry and Meghan have been "quietly having meetings behind the scenes with people on all levels to make sure they are educated and connected to the issues of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement."
A source also told Scobie that "Harry and Meghan have been having private conversations with community leaders and people at every level, as well as friends and family, about this issue since the start of recent events. By speaking to as many people and organizations as possible, it has been a way for them to feel connected to everything that's going on and learn more about the issues surrounding it."
In addition to taking meetings behind the scenes, Meghan recently addressed the death of George Floyd and the resulting worldwide protests against police brutality in a virtual graduation address for her alma mater. "I wasn't sure what I could say to you," Meghan told the graduates. "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."
Another source close to Meghan and Harry told Harper's Bazaar that this important cause "is something that is incredibly personal to Meghan, especially given everything she has experienced. And as a couple it is, of course, very important. They are both feeling it, just like the rest of us."