Prince Harry, Meghan Markle call for acknowledgement of Commonwealth past

'Tormented': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'struggling to cope'

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, spoke to the young leaders from their Los Angeles home, where they talked about how the Commonwealth can support the younger generation.

Meanwhile Meghan said it is also a time of "reckoning" when individuals should be putting their hands up to "own" their past wrongdoings.

"Equality does not put anyone on the back foot, it puts us all on the same footing - which is a fundamental human right".

The royal couple was joined by Chrisann Jarrett, co-founder of We Belong, which is led by young people who migrated to the UK; Alicia Wallace, director of Equality Bahamas; Mike Omoniyi, founder of The Common Sense Network, and Abdullahi Alim, who leads the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers.

"When we look at the Commonwealth, it is not possible to go forward if we do not recognize the past", said the Prince Harry, about this grouping of 54 countries, most of which were part of the British Colonial Empire.

Meghan added, "I think so much of what we're seeing as well is that...it's not even in the big moments, right?"

"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", he said.

Prince Harry has spoken about the "challenges of digging deep to find resilience" during the Covid-19 crisis in a new video message for his Sentebale charity.

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It's why our cases continue to rise and why we're probably going to be worse than any other country. He said: "Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the Covid-19 experience, we are fine".

Harry and Meghan shared some ways that the Commonwealth, including Canada, can do better in the future.

"QCT has been running a weekly discussion with young people looking at various forms of injustice on the experiences of young people today", the statement read.

Markle also emphasized how individuals are looking for direction on specific actions that can be taken right now to help facilitate change in the realms of justice, fairness, equal rights, and the discussion explored those options.

Markle reflected the idea, commenting that it's important individuals know "know when to lead and know when to listen". "Then what will happen is they're going to get, in my view, rightly criticized for some of the things they're saying here".

The pair have remained in isolation for a number of weeks before slowly beginning to emerge to help others in their local community.

Harry and Meghan have continued on as president and vice president of the Trust, despite their departure from senior royal roles.

Next on the agenda will likely be an official launch of their foundation, Archewell, which looks to already encompass a number of incredible social justice initiatives they're working on.

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