He continued, “I want you to know that we are committed to being part of the solution and to being part of the change you are all leading. Now is the time and we know that you can do it.”
Before handing the mic over, Harry gave a special shout-out to the Diana Award recipients who are being recognized for their work on issues related to race and injustice, saying their voices are “far more important” than his.
Prince Harry’s message for the organization—which was established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1999—is one of the many public displays he, along with Meghan, have made in support of racial justice and civil rights issues.
Last month, the Duchess of Sussex gave a powerful commencement speech to her high school alma mater, admitting that she couldn’t speak to the graduates without mentioning George Floyd‘s death.
“I wanted to say the right thing,” Meghan told the Immaculate Heart High School students. “And I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart. And I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing. Because George Floyd’s life mattered, and Breonna Taylor‘s life mattered, and Philando Castile‘s life mattered, and Tamir Rice‘s life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know. Stephon Clark. His life mattered.”