On Saturday night (February 26) the couple who now reside in America took to the stage at the NAACP Image Awards.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be seen receiving the President’s Award for special achievement and distinguished public service.
They were awarded the gong because of the work that their non-profit organisation Archewell Foundation has done.
Archewell Foundation has shown its support in tackling the coronavirus pandemic, as well as supporting the Black Lives Matter movement which was sparked after the death of George Floyd.
They have also worked on a Texas women’s shelter, promoting vaccine equity and creating community relief centres.
In the moving speech, Prince Harry said: “Before I begin, we would like to acknowledge the people of Ukraine, who urgently need our continued support as a global community.”
Prince Harry’s words came after a child was killed in Ukraine yesterday when a children’s hospital was targeted by the Russians.
On February 24, before the couple accepted their award, a post was uploaded to the Archewell Foundation website, explaining that Meghan and Harry are both standing with Ukraine and Ukrainians.
The statement read: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same.”
Harry and Meghan aren’t the only members of the royal family to have commented on the invasion in Ukraine.
Prince William – Harry’s brother, and his wife Catherine took to Twitter to show their support too.
Taking to the social media platform, the couple penned: “In October 2020 we had the privilege to meet President Zelenskyy and the First Lady to learn of their hope and optimism for Ukraine’s future.
“Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine’s people as they bravely fight for that future – W & C.”
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