It was one of the most anticipated positions since the riots broke out for the murder of George Floyd. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, the most activist of the British royals, waited a few days before speaking on the clashes that are tearing the United States apart. And the Duchess wanted to have her say during a graduation speech for students of his former high school, the Immaculate Heart of Los Angeles.
“I wanted to say the right thing, and I was very worried about the controversy that I would unleash and I realized that the only wrong thing to do was to say nothing,” said Meghan. “Because George Floyd’s life matters, that of Breonna Taylor matters and those of those we know and those we do not know count.
Meghan then wanted to “apologize” to the students: “I am so sorry that you have to grow up in a world where all this still happens”.
The speech for the Immaculate Heart is Meghan’s first public endorsement on Black Lives Matter. An important position that perhaps arrives with a little delay. A delay that has left the doubt that the Sussexes live “far” both from the situation in the United Kingdom (very few their outputs in support of the population affected by the covid-19) and from that of the States. To date, at least.