NEW YORK — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were honored in New York City Tuesday for their Archwell Foundation’s contributions to racial justice and more, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization announced.
The Sussexes said in a statement that they are “honored” to receive the organization’s Ripple of Hope Award.
The “Suits” alum, 41, and Harry, 38, also took the opportunity to announce their nonprofit is joining forces with RKFHR to start the Archewell Foundation Award for Gender Equity in Student Film. The honor is meant to “inspire a new generation of leadership in the arts, where diverse up-and-coming talent have a platform to have their voices heard and their stories told.”
“Together we know that a ripple of hope can turn into a wave of change,” continued the statement.
Also honored at the ceremony — hosted by Alec Baldwin — was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was honored for his “courage and inspirational leadership in the face of relentless aggression.”
Markle and Harry — who stepped back from their positions as senior British royals in early 2020 — were honored just ahead of the three-episode premiere of their hotly anticipated Netflix docuseries, “Harry & Meghan,” all about their highly reported relationship and the ways the media has affected it.
The latter half of “Harry & Meghan” will drop on the streamer just in time for Christmas on Dec. 15.
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