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Meghan Markle has lent her voice in support of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.
The Duchess of Sussex said this while addressing the 2020 graduating class of her former school, the Immaculate Heart High school.
Meghan, who was born and raised in LA where she now lives with Prince Harry and their son Archie, shared her memories of the riots that occurred in the city in 1992, which she described as similarly triggered by “a senseless act of racism”.
“I wasn’t sure what I could say to you,” she began in her speech. “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.”
“You get to be part of rebuilding,” she continued later in her speech. “And I know sometimes people say how many times do we need to rebuild? Well, you know, we are going to rebuild and rebuild and rebuild until it is rebuilt. Because when the foundation is broken, so are we.”
Watch the emotional video below