Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to be rewarded for speaking out against ‘structural racism’ within the royal family: report

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to be rewarded for speaking out against 'structural racism' within the royal family: report
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The royal couple will receive the Ripple of Hope award on December 6.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been named recipients of a prestigious human rights award. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Award for their fight against racial injustice within the royal institution, according to El Confidencial. The royal couple will receive the Ripple of Hope award on December 6.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made statements about racism within the royal family during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, the duo discussed the reasons behind their decision to step back from royal duties, which they first announced in January 2020.

The couple accused the British Royal Family in a sensational interview with Winfrey of worrying about Archie’s complexion before he was born. Meghan is African American and the first person of color to marry into the family.

Kenny Kennedy, a human rights activist clarified in an interview with Spanish publication El Confidencial why they honor Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“They went to the oldest institution in UK history and told them what they were doing wrong, that they couldn’t have structural racism within the institution, that they didn’t couldn’t sustain a misunderstanding about mental health,” Kenny Kennedy told the publication.

“They knew that if they did that there would be consequences, that they would be ostracized, that they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them,” he said. she adds. “They did it anyway because they felt they couldn’t live with themselves if they didn’t question that authority.”

Over the years, the Robert F Kennedy Ripple of Hope Awards have honored exemplary leaders in government, business, advocacy and entertainment who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to social change and worked to protect and advancing equity, justice and human rights.

Others to be honored at the awards gala in New York include Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky and a posthumous award to NBA great Bill Russell for his lifelong civil rights work.

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