The Duchess of Sussex has given her final speech to wrap up the 10-day royal Africa tour!
Meghan and Harry attended an afternoon reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence where they celebrated the U.K. and South Africa’s business relationship. Both Harry and Meghan gave speeches thanking Africa for their kindness and encouraging young listeners to make a change.
Meghan began, “I remember being a young girl watching TV and seeing what was happening in the world, and frankly, often feeling despair. Because when you continue and constantly see and hear negativity, it can be overwhelming; you can feel powerless, and lost, you can feel different, confused, or like you don’t belong. And I’m sure there is a young girl or boy watching this and thinking the maybe exact same thing. So, this is for you.”
“In a world that can seem so aggressive, confrontational and dangerous, you should know that you have the power to change it,” she continued. “Because whether you’re here in South Africa, at home in the U.K. or the U.S., or around the world, you actually have the power within you to change things, and that begins with how you connect to others.”
The Duchess added, “I have learned from the people I’ve met here, that whether it’s about society’s expectations of masculinity or femininity, or how we divide ourselves by race or faith or class or status — everyone has value, and everyone deserves to be heard and respected. And if you live your life in that way, your generation will start to value each other in ways the rest of us have not yet been able to do so.”
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