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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rewarded for sweeping away the walls of oppression

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the 2022 Ripple of Hope Award Gala (Photo credit: AFP)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were honored for addressing racial justice and mental health at ‘Ripple of Hope’ in New York. The British royal family on Tuesday received the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Human Rights Award, which honors leaders in government, business, advocacy and entertainment who have demonstrated an “unwavering commitment to for social change”.

At the gala, the couple spoke about tearing down “the most powerful walls of oppression and resistance,” PageSix reported.

Kerry Kennedy, chair of the Foundation and daughter of the late US Senator Robert F. Kennedy, said the couple had been ‘incredibly brave’ to speak out about their experience of racial injustice and mental illness, the Telegraph reported. .

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was also among those honored by the organization.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said in a statement that “a wave of hope can turn into a wave of change,” Reuters reported.

The award came days before a highly anticipated Netflix documentary series, amid much speculation about what the couple, known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will say about the British royal family.

Since Harry and Meghan stepped down from royal duties two years ago and moved to California, they have issued scathing criticisms of the British monarchy and accusations of racism, accusations the family have denied.

Trailers for the series showed Harry accusing the royal household of leaking stories about the family and saying they were ready to come clean about their experience.

Buckingham Palace has released no statement on the documentary series.

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