Harry and Meghan Markle have been given an important role in the Commonwealth. So now, the couple is trying their best to serve their people as much as they can.
And they promise to prioritize the issue of L.G.B.T. once they start full-time charitable work after their wedding.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are occupied with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. In what has already been a busy week, the couple spent Wednesday advocating for the rights of L.G.B.T. people around the world.
Meghan and Harry spoke with L.G.B.T. young people, and Markle said that these issues are about ‘basic human rights’. She also said it was important to challenge inequality.
They also spoke to Australia’s Jacob Thomas, who won the Queen’s Young Leaders award.
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He was awarded by the Queen for helping to reduce the suicide rate of L.G.B.T. people in Australia. Jacob Thomas said:-
“Miss Markle said, and these were her exact words, ‘This is a basic human rights issue. It’s not one about sexuality. Prince Harry spoke about the progress that’s been made on L.G.B.T. issues over the past decade”.
Royals have historically tended to avoid weighing in on the social issues
Queen Elizabeth and her family do not even vote. But Meghan, with a history of speaking her mind, is likely to push that rule. Along with Prince Harry, she has already spoken out on what concerns her. She has also made it clear in one of her interviews with Harry that she intends to continue her philanthropic work.
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Markle’s work as an advocate for U.N. Women and women’s rights has already put her on the map as an ally for under-represented communities.
She once mentioned in one of her U.N. speeches, that her activism began when she was just 11 years old. She saw a Procter & Gamble advertisement that insinuated that only women did work in the kitchen.
Seeing this, she wrote letters to the most powerful female lawmakers, including Gloria Allred and First Lady, Hillary Clinton. In addition, P&G changed the advertisement to a tagline that promoted equality in the home.