Harry and Meghan will receive a humanitarian award in New York on December 6, for their action against the “structural racism” of the British monarchy.
The royal family will no doubt appreciate it. The human rights organization, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, will award a prize on December 6 in New York to Meghan and Harry for their commitment against “structural racism” within the British monarchy.
The award will be presented by Kerry Kennedy, one of eleven children of Robert Kennedy, younger brother of President John Kennedy, also assassinated five years after his brother in 1968.
In an interview with the Spanish media El ConfidentialKerry Kennedy thus salutes the “courage” of the princely couple, who faced “the oldest institution in the history of the United Kingdom”.
“They told them what they were doing wrong, that there couldn’t be structural racism within the institution, that they couldn’t sustain a lack of understanding of mental health,” the statement continues. daughter of Robert Kennedy.
“They knew that if they did that it would have consequences, that they would be ostracized, that they would lose their family, the position they had within that structure and that people would blame them for it. […] I think they were heroic in doing that.”
The Sussexes spoke out at length about the racism suffered by Meghan Markle when she lived in the United Kingdom, within the royal family, during the interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. She notably mentioned the reservations of a member of the royal family about the skin color of her unborn child, when she was pregnant with Archie.
After this devastating interview, the royal family denied being racist. Buckingham Palace said in a statement that it takes “issues raised, particularly those relating to race” “very seriously” and is considering ways to address them.
Voices were raised after this interview to salute the “courage” of Meghan and Harry, including that of the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
Harry and Meghan will receive an award dubbed the “Ripple of hope award”, an award that celebrates the commitment to social change and equity of “exemplary leaders”. The couple must attend the ceremony.
President Volodymyr Zelensky is also to receive an award during this gala evening hosted by Alec Baldwin.
Previous recipients of the award Meghan and Harry will receive include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and South African human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
“What the hell have they done to deserve this? What percentage of Harry and Meghan’s fortune goes to worthy causes?” exclaimed journalist and Kennedy family biographer David Nasaw on Monday on Good Morning Britain.