The Duke and Duchess of Sussex focus a lot on community service and philanthropy. This is why they were honored with the NAACP Image Awards, organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Meghan and Harry’s Archewell Foundation, founded in 2020, has been a big help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, award organizers highlighted the support the couple has given to the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for racial justice.
” Before I begin, we would like to acknowledge the people of Ukraine, who urgently need our continued support as a global community. My life background is very different from the one my wife grew up in, but even so, our lives did not cross paths by accident. We are both dedicated to serving people, fighting injustice and believing that what is most often overlooked should be most often listened to,” Prince Harry said after receiving the award.
“I couldn’t be more proud that we are doing this work together. My husband and I are dedicated to fighting for civil rights, and we have dedicated ourselves and our organization to spreading racial justice and progress,” the Duchess of Sussex added.
Meghan ended her speech by thanking her mother Doria Ragland, who was in the audience.
Each year, award recipients receive a $100,000 stipend that can be used to continue their work. Previous recipients of this award include Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, LeBron James and Rihanna.