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Los Angeles, Jun 14 (Canadian-Media): Deeply saddened and disturbed by protests over racism, police violence across United States (US) sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, killed at the hands of police in Minneapolis on May 25 reminded her of living at Los Angeles (L.A.) at the time of the 1992 riots when she was 11 or 12 years old, media reports said.
Meghan Markle. Image credit: Twitter handle
During a virtual address the other day to students at the Immaculate Heart High School in L.A., Meghan said that she felt sorry that the students at 17 or 18 years old would have to have a different version of that same type of experience and added,
"So the first thing I want to say to you is that I'm sorry. I'm so sorry that you have to grow up in a world where this is still present. Only wrong thing to say is to say nothing."
Meghan with her husband, Prince Harry, and son, Archie are now living in L.A. after they stepped back from the Royal Family two months ago.
Along with Floyd, Meghan mentioned other Black people killed by police.
"Because George Floyd's life mattered and Breonna Taylor's life mattered and Philando Castile's life mattered and Tamir Rice's life mattered."
Meghan ended her address with words of encouragement for the students and said,
"You are going to have empathy for those who don't see the world through the same lens that you do, because with as diverse and vibrant and open-minded as I know the teachings at Immaculate Heart are, I know you know that Black lives matter."
The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, of which Meghan is vice-president and Harry is president retweeted her message.
Meghan's other messages of encouragement in recent days on social media were also shared by the trust.
"Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism...Silence is not an option," the trust tweeted.