As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won the joint honor at the NAACP Awards on Saturday night, Prince Harry spoke of coming from a ‘very different background’ than his ‘incredible wife’ Meghan Markle
Prince Harry has claimed he and his wife Meghan Markle were brought together for a reason.
Harry, 37, explained on Saturday night how the pair share a ‘commitment to living in service’, as they received the award together on stage.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were special guests at the NAACP Awards, where they were honored with the prestigious Presidential Award to mark their exceptional achievement for ‘outstanding public service’. .
Previous recipients of the honor include Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, LeBron James, Rihanna, Muhammad Ali and Jesse Jackson.
As they took to the stage to deliver their acceptance speech, the parents of two looked stunning in evening gowns for the star-studded event.
Harry opted for a traditional black tuxedo for the couple’s TV appearance, while Meghan, 40, looked spectacular in a unique blue two-tone one-shoulder gown.
“Before I begin, we would like to acknowledge the people of Ukraine, who urgently need our continued support as a global community,” Harry began in his speech on Thursday night. Seven.
“I also reiterate my immense gratitude for tonight, for both this award and this community for giving me such a warm welcome.”
The former royal then went on to discuss the very different parenting experiences he and his wife had growing up.
“I think it’s safe to say that I come from a very different background than my incredible wife, but our lives are tied together for a reason,” the father-of-two said.
“We share a commitment to a life of service, a responsibility to fight injustice, and the belief that the things that are most often overlooked are the most important things to listen to.”
Harry and the California-born actress got married on May 19, 2018, after announcing their engagement a year earlier.
In January 2020, the couple announced plans to give up their role as senior members of the royal family and move to Meghan’s home state of Los Angeles.
Speaking on stage on Saturday night, the former Suits actress acknowledged the global events that have occurred since the couple and their two children moved to the US.
“We moved to California, my home state, right before George Floyd was murdered,” Meghan explained in her empowerment speech.
“For black America, those nine minutes and 29 seconds are timeless, recalling our centuries of unhealed heartbreak.
“In the months that followed, as my husband and I spoke to the civil rights community, we committed ourselves and our organization, Archewell, to shining light on those who were advancing racial justice and progress. .”
The mother-of-two went on to thank everyone who has joined her and Harry in their humanitarian work around the world.
“This is the era of the digital justice movement. We are proud to partner with the NAACP and each of you to translate the important efforts of those who have gone before us into modern challenges. exists before our eyes,” the former actress said on stage.
“Thank you so much for joining us in this work, and thank you again for this incredible honor. Truly.”
Meghan finished the couple’s joint speech on a sweet note, saying: “My mom is here with us tonight, and we all feel so proud. Thank you.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/prince-harry-says-meghan-markle-26340003 Prince Harry says he and Meghan Markle 'come together for a reason'