Case George Floyd: the position of princes and their wives
“I belong to two different races … and sometimes I felt like a fly on the wall.” Meghan Markle said so in 2012 during a campaign for the organization Erase the Hate. And now, as the protests over the George Floyd case – killed on May 25 by the Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin – extend to the whole world, to her and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, as well as William and Kate, voices of support immediately rose to the frontline organizations in this battle against racism, Black Lives Matter in the first place.
Let’s start with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Queen Elizabeth is patron, Prince Harry is president and Meghan Markle vice president: on Monday the QCT, which was established to “support, finance and connect young leaders who are working hard to change the world. , released a statement on Twitter.
“Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism all over the world. As a global community of young leaders, we are together looking for fairness and a better way”
A photo was also attached with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., which reads: “Injustice everywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.
Instead, he chooses Instagram Heads Together, a mental health initiative, founded by Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry in 2016, led by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The organization shared its statement of support for the black community, offering resources to those struggling for their mental well-being during this particular period.
“Heads Together is with the black community. Today and every day. This is a reminder of everything that matters for your mental health, and our charity partners are available to you if you need help. If you or someone you know is feeling distressed, overwhelmed, anxious or panicked, talking can help. Black Lives Matter. Today and every day. “
Finally there is the Diana Award, a charity set up in memory of Princess Diana who demonstrated her support for the Black Lives Matter movement in a Sunday tweet.
“We won’t be silent. “We will continue to try to create a world in which every young woman, regardless of the color of her skin, can realize her potential without fear of being discriminated against. #BlackLivesMatter. “
To accompany the tweet, a photo of a white policeman and a colored boy. The first asks: “Where do you want to be when you grow up?”. And the other candidly replies “In life”.