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Meghan Markle breaks silence on George Floyd death in heartfelt message to old school

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Meghan Markle said "George Floyd's life mattered" in a heartfelt speech to students (Image: BBC)

Meghan Markle said "George Floyd's life mattered" in a new video in which she discussed the issue of racism in America. In a heartfelt speech addressed to students from her former school, Immaculate Heart High in Los Angeles, the Duchess of Sussex branded the chaos as "devastating" as she urged people to speak up about their experience. Meghan said: "George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered."

The Duchess admitted to feeling nervous at the beginning of the speech and she later apologised to pupils about having to live in a world "where this is still present."

She continued: "I am sorry that we have not got the world to a place that you deserve it to be.

"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry that you have to grow up in a world where this is still present.

"That's something you should have an understanding of, but an understanding of as a history lesson, not as your reality."

She added: "So I am sorry that we have not got the world to a place that you deserve it to be."

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