Meghan Markle ‘devastated’ to come back and see the state of the United States


The Duchess of Sussex said it was “devastating” to return to the United States and see “the state of affairs” they found themselves in.

Speaking at a virtual event hosted by The 19th, a US non-profit, non-partisan newsroom, Meghan said it was ‘so sad to see where our country was at that time’ .

But she said she was inspired by the response to George Floyd’s death and was eager to use her voice in “ways I haven’t been able to do recently.”

Meghan added: “To come back and just see the state of things, I think at first, if I’m being honest, it was just devastating.

“It was so sad to see where our country was at that time and if there is a silver lining I would say in the weeks after the murder of George Floyd, in the protests peaceful that you see, in the voices that came out, of how people actually took up their role and recognized the role they played, either actively or passively, in discriminating against others, especially the black community.

“He went from sadness to feeling utterly inspired because I can see the tide turning.

“It’s nothing new to see this undercurrent of racism and certainly unconscious prejudice, but I think seeing the changes that are being made right now is something that I look forward to being a part of and to use my voice in a way that I haven’t. ”I was able to do this recently.

It was so sad to see where our country was at that time

African-American Mr. Floyd died after a police officer held him down by pressing his knee against his neck for nearly nine minutes, in Minneapolis on May 25.

The incident was caught on camera and sparked a wave of anti-racism protests in the United States and around the world, including the United Kingdom.

Meghan’s comments come after her appearance she and Harry had bought property in the celebrity hotspot of Santa Barbara for £ 11million.

The couple had been looking for housing for some time after moving to the United States from Canada just before the coronavirus lockdown.

Harry and Meghan moved to Santa Barbara with his son Archie Credit: Toby Melville / PA

Harry and Meghan plunged the royal family into a time of crisis when they announced earlier this year that they wanted to step down as royals and become financially independent.

A summit of royals has been called by the Queen at Sandringham to discuss the matter, with Harry sitting down for talks with his grandmother, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge.

It was later announced that they would no longer be active members of the monarchy, split their time between Canada and the United Kingdom, with the majority spent in North America, and would no longer be known as HRH. .

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