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GEORGE FLOYD DEATH: MEGHAN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT RACISM IN VIDEO MESSAGE TO HER FORMER SCHOOL IN LA

04.06.2020
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The Duchess of Sussex has spoken out about racism after the death of George Floyd, apologising to students of her former high school that they are having to "grow up in a world where it is still present".

Meghan described the 46-year-old's death in Minneapolis as "absolutely devastating" in her recorded video address for their graduation.

Mr Floyd died last week in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck for at least eight minutes while arresting him for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 note in a shop.


Meghan began by saying: "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."

Speaking to students of Immaculate Heart, the Los Angeles Catholic school where she studied as a teenager, the duchess said that George Floyd's life "mattered".

She said she was "nervous" about speaking out, but soon realised that "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," she added, referring to other black people killed by police officers in America.