The Prince Harry made a controversial comment that sparked harsh criticism against him since, several pointed it seems that he intended to hit the British Empire.
This happened when Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle , 38, participated in a video call with the young leaders of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, of which they are employers, which occurred last week but was recently made public.
The previous video calls had had them separately, however, in this last one they appeared together.
During his participation Harry pointed out, "When you see the Commonwealth of Nations, there is no way we can go forward without acknowledging the past. There are so many people who have done an amazing job of acknowledging the past and trying to correct those mistakes, but I think we all know that there is much more to do, yet. It will not be easy and in some cases it will not be comfortable, but it needs to be done, because, guess what, everyone benefits. "
Meghan also spoke about the Commonwealth of Nations and said, "In that self-reflection, you acknowledge all the mistakes we've all made, right? We have to look at each of us individually, this is a time of reckoning. We need to be owners of that. Maybe we didn't do the right thing there. We knew what we knew, but maybe it's time to restart differently. "
These statements about the Commonwealth or Commonwealth appear to be a blow to the British Empire which was ruled by the prince's ancestors and led to the creation of the Commonwealth of Nations, furthermore their comment violates a royal protocol that they are not They can get into political issues (although he and his wife officially left British royalty in March of this year).
The Commonwealth of Nations emerged after the decolonization of the British Empire in the first half of the 20th century and now most of the 54 countries belonging to it were once colonies of the empire. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations and in 2018 Prince Charles was announced as his successor
Members of British politics quickly reacted to Harry's comments, for example, MP Tory Andrew Rosindell told the Daily Mail that the Prince's comments were disappointing and would not please Queen Elizabeth II .
Rosindell was very hard on him, "I understand that Harry and Meghan are no longer members of the Royal Family. Therefore, I am surprised that he makes comments like that. I do not agree with what he is saying. We should look forward, not backwards. As someone who has left the Royal Family, you should focus on your own life and not get involved in politics. "
Another topic Meghan and Harry touched on in their video call was human rights, "We're going to have to be a little uncomfortable now, but it's only by passing that discomfort that we'll get to the other side of this and find a place where the tide High lift all boats. Equity does not put anyone behind, it gives us all the same opportunity, which is a fundamental human right, "said the Duchess.
For his part, the duke referred to prejudice, “We cannot deny or ignore the fact that all of us have been educated to see the world differently. However, once you start to realize that there is that prejudice there, then you have to acknowledge it, you have to do the work to be more attentive so that you can help face something that is so wrong and should not be acceptable in the actual society".
Finally, Harry mentioned that it was a good time for changes, "Change is needed and it is coming. The optimism and hope that we have is to listen and talk to people like you, because there is no going back now, everything is walking forward. Solutions exist and change is happening faster than ever before. "
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