The address of the Duchess of Sussex, which lasted for six minutes, focused on the current anti-racism protests taking place in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people have protested this week after George Floyd’s death in the United States.
Meghan said during the speech that the graduating seniors from Immaculate Heart of Mary High School should play a role in the nation’s reconstruction.
She said, “I know sometimes people say,” How many times do we need to rebuild? “
“You know what? We will rebuild and rebuild and rebuild until it is rebuilt.
“Because when the foundation breaks, so are we.”
The Duchess of Sussex grew up in Los Angeles and recently moved back in with Prince Harry and their son, Archie.
Meghan Markle graduated from high school in 1999.
The school is located a few miles away from the famous Hollywood sign and was founded in 1906 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
During her senior year, Ms. Markle was given the title of Cairo’s Retreat Manager and frequently participated in the school’s theater productions.
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In her speech, Meghan Markle said: “As we all have seen over the past week, what is happening in our country and in our state and in our hometown of LA has been absolutely devastating.
“I wasn’t sure what to say to you. I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that I would not do it or that it would be picked apart and I realized that the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing. “
In the recorded video, the Duchess of Sussex remembers her time as a second-grader in high school when she was 15 years old.
In the immaculate Heart of Mary school, students in the second year participate in volunteering.
Meghan said, “I remember my teacher at the time … said to me before I went to a day of volunteering” Remember to always put the needs of others above your own fears “.
“It has kept me stuck throughout my life, and I’ve been thinking about it more for the last week than ever before.”
The Duchess asked the candidates to see this moment as more of a beginning than an end and a chance to activate all the work, values and skills they have learned.
She said, “I’m so proud to call each of you fellow students, and I’m so eager to see what you want to do.”
The Duchess added: “You will lead with love. You will lead with compassion.
“You will have empathy for those who do not see the world, but the same lens that you do.”