Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are among the recipients of this year’s Ripple of Hope Award, distributed by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organisation (RFKHR).
When the recipients of the award were first announced, the organisation said Meghan and Harry were worthy of the gong for their work on mental health and gender and racial equality among other pressing issues done through their non-profit Archewell Foundation. Last month, however, the RFKHR’s president – and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy – Kerry Kennedy hailed during an interview with Vanitatis El Confidential’s Gustavo Egusquiza the Sussexes for showing “moral courage” by taking a stance against the “structural racism” they saw in the Firm despite knowing that by doing so they “would be ostracised, they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them for it”.
The Duke and Duchess made blistering allegations of racism and neglect within the Firm in their interview with Oprah Winfrey in early 2021. Meghan and Harry have made no comment regarding this award and have not confirmed their attendance at the gala tonight.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are among the recipients of the Ripple of Hope award this year
Meghan and Harry face growing US backlash after ‘horrible’ Netflix ‘PR stunt’ backfires
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have come under fire following the release of two Netflix trailers promoting their documentary.
The Sussexes are expected to air their grievances against the Royal Family in a six-part documentary series branded by experts as “unprecedented”.
But the Netflix release has been met with fierce criticism on the other side of the pond.
US Broadcaster Megyn Kelly branded the Netflix trailer as yet another attempt by the Sussexes to replicate the US Kardashians reality show in a bid to remain in the spotlight.
Sophie Wessex breaks down in tears as she receives honour from Hillary Clinton in the US
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, broke down in tears before joking with the gathered audience during a speech in the US on Monday.
The Countess of Wessex travelled across to Washington, D.C., for the ceremony at the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards.
But during her speech at Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the Countess of Wessex briefly paused to collect herself after becoming emotional during her address.
She interrupted her speech to ask the crowd: “Would you just forgive me for a minute — I just need a tissue. Sorry.”
She then joked: “That’s a first for me, but you don’t want me to carry on sniffing throughout.”
Meghan was ‘determined’ to make wedding entrance ‘on her own’, royal biographer says
Meghan showed she was “no blushing bride” on her wedding day, as she was determined to enter St George’s Chapel on her own despite King Charles’s offer to walk her down the aisle in lieu of her father, a royal author has claimed.
Writing in the Daily Mail, royal biographer Robert Hardman said: “The reply, according to one friend, was not quite what he was expecting.”
He added that Meghan asked Charles: “Can we meet halfway?”.
Mr Hardman continued: “Here was an indicator that this was no blushing bride but a confident, independent woman determined to make a grand entrance on her own.”
Meghan Markle entered St George’s Chapel on her own on her wedding day
Meghan and Harry’s head of audio ‘quits’ Archewell after first series of Archetypes
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have lost yet another senior worker at their company, it is reported.
Rebecca Sananes has quit as head of audio at Archewell after just 18 months in the role, according to the Daily Telegraph and US gossip website Page Six.
Ms Sananes was hired, in July 2021, to produce Meghan Markle’s Spotify podcast, Archetypes.
Prince William weighs in on Wales rugby sacking in rare personal message to new coach
The heir to the throne issued a personal message in the wake of the sacking of Wales’ head coach Wayne Pivac.
Taking to Twitter, Prince William wrote: “Thank you Wayne for everything you’ve done [email protected] Wishing you well for the future.”
Writing as the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, the Prince of Wales also penned a message to the new coach of the rugby team.
He said: “Wishing Warren Gatland the very best of luck for the run in to the 6 Nations and Rugby World Cup.”
To stress this tweet was coming from the heir to the throne, the message was signed off with his name’s initial, “W”.
Prince William is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union
Meghan and Harry expected to attend Ripple of Hope Award Gala
Meghan and Prince Harry are expected to make an appearance in New York later today to attend the Ripple of Hope Award Gala, where they will receive an award for the work done through the Archewell Foundation on mental health, social change and gender and racial equality among other issues.
This award is given by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organisation.
Its president Kerry Kennedy hailed the Sussexes for showing “moral courage” by taking a stance against the “structural racism” they saw in the Royal Family despite knowing that by doing so they “would be ostracized, they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them for it”.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not confirmed whether they will travel to New York for the event.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK