The British royals are taking a stand. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust spoke out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. In a tweet from the official Twitter account, the Trust shared its support for standing “together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward,” showing a true stance of solidarity between Meghan, Harry and The Queen. The statement, which was shared with a poignant quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. about injustice, read, “Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world. As a global community of young leaders we stand together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward. Silence is not an option. #BlackLivesMatter”
Many of the accounts followers shared their support for the official statement, revealing how they were happy that Harry and Meghan, the President and Vice-President of the Trust, were the ones to oversee it. One follower shared, “When you have a socially conscious President and VP you stand for what Matters! Truly Global Citizens King Harry and Queen Meghan;” while another shared, “I’m glad that Harry & Meghan in charge of this diverse organization that helps the youth. And an extra shout out to Meghan who’s been fighting for equality, inclusion, and social justice since she was 10.”
Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world. As a global community of young leaders we stand together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward.— The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (@queenscomtrust) June 1, 2020
Silence is not an option.#BlackLivesMatterpic.twitter.com/PyFlfGvbhN
Their initial post was followed with another equally meaningful statement from the fund, showing that they stand with those fighting for social change. The tweet read, “We all have the power to effect positive change. It is time to speak up and speak out. Time to have uncomfortable conversations with ourselves and with others. Time to educate ourselves and unlearn. Time to come together and build a better future as one. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 #TeamQCT”
It’s no surprise that The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, led by the royal couple, would share such heartfelt messages of support. In the past, Meghan (and Harry) have spoken up about the need to unity our voices and our efforts in order to enact positive social change for all. At a panel discussion about women‘s issues at King’s College for International Women’s Day in 2019, Meghan shared, “If there was a wrong, if there is a lack of justice, and there is an inequality, then someone needs to say something. And why not me?” See the full tweet below!