Prince Harry has been estimated that the Commonwealth, led by his grandmother, queen Elizabeth II, is expected to “recognize” errors that are related to its colonial past, at a meeting in which the video excerpts were published Monday by the association which organized in the wake of the movement Black Lives Matter.
“When you look at the Commonwealth, it is not possible to move forward if we don’t recognize the past,” said prince Harry, about this association of 54 countries, most of which were part of the british colonial Empire.
Speaking during a meeting video organized by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust’s, association created to enable the young people of the Commonwealth to share their points of view, the prince of 35, he believed that “this will not be easy and in some cases, this is going to put us ill at ease, but it must be done, because everybody will benefit from it”.
“This introspection, this is to acknowledge the mistakes we’ve all made, isn’t it?” added his wife, Meghan Markle, former actress and american mestizo 38-year-old, who had already expressed at the beginning of June on racism and police violence in the United States.
The duke and duchess of Sussex, president and co-chair of the association, were joined by video this meeting, organized on the 1st of July to reflect on the future of the Commonwealth in the light of the movement Black Lives Matter, triggered by the death of George Floyd, an American black, non-armed asphyxiated by a white policeman in Minneapolis.
From Los Angeles, where the couple lives since it began in the withdrawal of the british royal family, Harry, and Meghan were able to talk with four young leaders of black organisations to combat racism or promote diversity.
Last week, Harry had emphasized his personal commitment in the fight against institutional racism, claiming that he had “no place” in society, but that it was still too widespread. He had also repeatedly criticised the racism that the british press was proof, according to him, the respect of his wife.
In the United Kingdom, several events related to the movement Black Lives Matter have been organized in recent weeks, and some statues symbolizing the colonial past of the country have been targeted, or even déboulonnées.