Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say they stand with Ukrainians as they accept NAACP President’s Award for public service


MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry showed their support for Ukraine while accepting an award on Saturday.

The couple was on stage at the NAACP Image Awards when Harry called attention to the suffering of Ukrainians at the hands of Russia.

Prince Harry (left) and Meghan Markle (right) showed support for Ukraine while accepting an award

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received the President’s Award for special achievement and distinguished public service. 

The award recognized their work through the Archewell Foundation, including their support throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and attention brought to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Harry thanked the Black community for a warm welcome before taking a moment to address Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

“Before I begin, we would like to acknowledge the people of Ukraine, who urgently need our continued support as a global community,” he said.

“I also echo the immense gratitude for tonight, both for this award and this community for welcoming me so warmly. I think it’s safe to say that I come from a very different background from my incredible wife, yet our lives were brought together for a reason. We share a commitment to a life of service, a responsibility to combat injustice and a belief that the most often overlooked are the most important to listen to.”

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