Meghan and Harry have recently embarked on a number of missions to discuss issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Meghan has encouraged people to have conversations about the issue, saying that people needed to push through an “uncomfortable” phase towards equality as she spoke candidly about the issues.
Meghan Markle was quick to rebuke her husband Prince Harry in their latest video call to discuss the issue after he said he was was “ageing” in newly released footage.
The married pair were taking part in the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust video call when Harry made the tongue in cheek claim.
Harry said: “I’m ageing, right, I’m 35 already”.
Meghan, who is three years Harry’s senior, found the funny side of his comment.
Meghan quickly shut down Prince Harry after he made a tounge-in-cheek remark about age
Meghan and Harry have recently embarked on a number of missions to discuss issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement
However, she quickly protested: “That’s not ageing!”.
“It is ageing compared to these guys” he replied, referring to the other participants on the call as they discussed issues related to Black Lives Matter.
The couple joined Chrisann Jarrett, co-founder of We Belong, which is led by young people who migrated to the UK and Alicia Wallace, director of Equality Bahamas.
Joining the couple on the July 1 chat were Mike Omoniyi, founder of The Common Sense Network and Abdullahi Alim, who leads the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers.
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Meghan said people needed to push through an ‘uncomfortable’ phase towards equality
The duke told them: “When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past.
“So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do.
“It’s not going to be easy and in some cases it’s not going to be comfortable, but it needs to be done, because, guess what, everybody benefits.”
Meghan spoke of how equality was a fundamental human right, and how it’s important to push through the uncomfortable phase.
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Meghan Markle was quick to rebuke her husband Prince Harry in their latest video call
Luckily, Meghan found the funny side of Harry’s comment
“We’re going to have to be a little uncomfortable right now, because it’s only in pushing through that discomfort that we get to the other side of this and find the place where a high tide raises all ships,” she said.
“Equality does not put anyone on the back foot, it puts us all on the same footing – which is a fundamental human right.”
Harry also addressed the issue of unconscious bias, sharing his own perspective.
“We can’t deny or ignore the fact that all of us have been educated to see the world differently,” he said.
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“However, once you start to realise that there is that bias there, then you need to acknowledge it, you need to do the work to become more aware … so that you can help stand up for something that is so wrong and should not be acceptable in our society today.”
After the Sussexes stepped down as a senior working royals, Harry had to leave his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
This was one of the many conditions discussed with the Queen following the talks back in January.
However, he and Meghan retained their posts as president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
The couple joined Chrisann Jarrett, co-founder of We Belong, which is led by young people who migrated to the UK and Alicia Wallace, director of Equality Bahamas
Harry told those taking part: “This change is needed and it’s coming.”
He added: “The optimism and the hope that we get is from listening and speaking to people like you.
“Because there is no turning back now, everything is coming to a head.
“Solutions exist and change is happening far quicker than it ever has done before.”