Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Accept Ripple of Hope Award – Hollywood Life +2023

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“I don’t want anyone to feel alone” Megan Markle said during an interview at the Ripple of Hope Gala in New York City on November 6. During the interview with Meghan, 41, and Prince Harry — who received the Ripple of Hope Award for their lobbying work on social issues — the Duchess of Sussex explained why she spoke about suicidal thoughts in her 2021 sit-down interview Oprah Winfrey. “We all have to, if we can, if we feel brave enough, just be honest about our own experiences,” Markle said per page six.

“It gives other people space and the courage to do the same, but more than that, to really feel like you’re not alone, because I think that can often be the biggest obstacle when you’re feeling that way. I see no way out,” she added. Meghan also admitted she struggled with those feelings, especially when she shared them with Harry, 38. “I was really ashamed to say that at the time and I was ashamed to have to admit it to Harry, especially knowing how much loss he’s endured, but I knew I would if I didn’t would say. I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”

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“But ultimately when you feel like there’s someone who has a lived experience. They have arrived on the other side and have given [an] an example of resilience, an example of ‘there’s a happy ending’, I think that’s what most people are probably looking for in those moments,” she added. “And so I made the decision to just say, ‘If my experience can help someone else not feel that way or know that there is hope, then it’s worth every second that comes with it.'”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seen on the carpet at the gala. (Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock)

Harry and Meghan attended the event with the former on Tuesday suits The actress wears an off-the-shoulder white dress with long-sleeved details that she pairs with it Princess Dianas unique aquamarine ring. The black-haired beauty wore her hair in a chic bun as she and Harry were recognized for their lobbying work through their own Archewell Foundation, which focuses on social issues such as mental health and racial justice.

“This award is such a great honor for them and so meaningful because there is nothing they are more passionate about than their children [than their humanitarian work]’ said a source HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY.

Meghan was elegant in a long white dress. (T.JACKSON / BACKGRID)

“They are both incredibly motivated to make a positive change in this world, it really connected them when they first met and is a big reason they fell so in love. To receive this recognition and to be in such prestigious company with this award means a lot to them.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were presented with the Ripple of Hope Award on December 6th. (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

The award is presented by the Robert F Kennedy Memorial and was first established in 1984. RFK’s daughter, Kerry Kennedy63, opened to El Confidential Vanitatis Magazine on why the royals were presented with the award on Tuesday. “When my father went to South Africa in 1966, he spoke to a white audience and said that the problem with this generation is talking about racial justice. He also spoke of moral courage, saying that few would have the courage to question their peers, family and community about the power structure they maintain,” she told the outlet via translation PERSONS. “And that’s what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did.”

Kerry also spoke about how Meghan and her husband took action against the royal family by condemning “structural racism” in the monarchy. “They went to the oldest institution in the history of the UK and told them what they were doing wrong, that they couldn’t have structural racism within the institution, that they couldn’t perpetuate a misconception about mental health,” she added. “They knew there would be consequences if they did that, that they would be ostracized, they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them. They did it anyway because they felt they couldn’t live with themselves unless they challenged that authority. I think they took that step heroically.”

In October, the royal couple were officially announced as recipients of the Humanitarian Award for their work in “Racial Justice, Mental Health and Other Social Action”. Harry and Meghan launched their non-profit organization, the Archewell Foundation, in October 2020. Although registered in the state of Delaware, the organization is operated out of Beverly Hills, CA.

As the power couple began launching their charity in 2020, the organization’s website included a message from the Duchess of Sussex herself: “I am my mother’s son. And I am the mother of our son. Together we bring you Archewell. We believe in the best of humanity. Because we’ve seen the best of humanity. We have experienced compassion and kindness from our mothers and strangers alike,” the message said US Weekly. “In the face of fear, struggle and pain, it can be easy to lose sight of this. Together we can choose courage, healing and connection. Together we can choose to put compassion into action. We invite you to join us. As we work to build a better world, one act of compassion at a time.”

The Duchess and Harry married on May 19, 2018 and together they have two children: Archie3 and Lilibet1. These days, Meghan spends a lot of her time working on her podcast archetypes, where she often has in-depth conversations with other celebrities and people who are influencing change in the world. On November 22, she even had a poet Amanda Gorman24, read a special poem for the episode entitled “Beyond the Archetype: Human Being.”

And for the last episode of archetypes, Meghan gushed about how her husband inspired her. During the episode, the mother-of-two said the podcast so far has intentionally featured “all female voices,” but Harry felt adding some males to the mix would help her goal. “If we’re really going to change how we think about gender and the limiting labels that we separate people into, then we need to expand the conversation … and we need to actively engage men in that conversation and certainly in that effort,” she said.

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