The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex – Meghan Markle, CRIES while talking about the death of George Floyd in police custody.
During a virtual commencement speech for her former high school, Immaculate Heart in LA last night – Meghan said: “I’ve been planning on saying a few words to you for your graduation and as we all have seen over the past few weeks, what is happening in our country and in our state and in our hometown of LA has been absolutely devastating. Because George Floyd’s life mattered, and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered, and Philando Castile’s life mattered, and Tamir Rice’s life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we don’t know. Stephon Clark. His life mattered.”
Meghan continues while beginning to CRY: “The first thing I want to say to you is that I’m sorry. I’m so sorry you have to grow up in a world where this is still present.” She goes on to recall memories from the LA riots in 1992 after the death of Rodney King in police custody, saying: “I remember seeing men in the back of a van just holding guns and rifles. I remember pulling up to the house and seeing the tree, that had always been there, completely charred. And those memories don’t go away. I am sorry that in a way we have not gotten to the place where you deserve it to be.” Watch Meghan’s full virtual commencement speech below and let us know what you think: