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Meghan Markle giving a speech

Coming Together

Meghan Markle Addresses South African Crowd On A Personal Level As ‘A Woman Of Color’ & ‘Sister’

The Duchess of Sussex gave an emotional speech.

Meghan Markle giving a speech

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal tour of Africa is off to an emotional start. During an impassioned speech on September 23, the Duchess of Sussex spoke personally to the women of South Africa, saying that she connected to them as a woman of color.

The 38-year-old was speaking at Justice Desk in Nyanga township. The organization is one of many supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. They teach women and children about self-awareness and safety, including giving self defense training.

During her talk, Meghan said, “And just on one personal note, may I just say that while I’m here with my husband as a member of the Royal Family… I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color and as your sister.”

South Africa is currently going through a spike in violence against women and children. The surge has sparked protests throughout the country. According to the BBC, men murdered approximately 2,700 women and 1,000 children in the country last year. Over the same period, an average of 100 rapes were reported each day.


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