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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say they stand with Ukrainians as they accept the NAACP President’s Award for Public Service

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry showed their support for Ukraine when accepting the award on Saturday.

The pair were 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) call for support for the people of Ukraine

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Prince Harry (left) and Meghan Markle (right) call for support for the people of UkraineCredit: MTV
The couple was on stage at the 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards

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The couple was on stage at the 53rd Annual NAACP Image AwardsCredit: MTV

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

It recognizes their work through the Archewell Foundation, including their support in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and the attention paid to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Harry thanked the communities it serves for their warm welcome before taking a moment to address Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.

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

DEAD ACNE TOLL

The comments come after it was reported that a child was killed when Russian artillery shelled a Ukrainian children’s hospital yesterday.

Two other children were injured in the explosion that hit the Okhmatdyt National Children’s Specialist Hospital, according to Kyiv Independent.

Heavy air strikes in Kyiv were expected at around 9pm last night as Russian air strikes filled the sky.

At least 198 Ukrainians are believed to have been killed and 1,115 injured so far, the Ukrainian government said.

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Meghan and Harry had earlier expressed their support for Ukraine in a statement condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country.

They wrote on the website of their charity Archewell: “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 the law. humanitarian and international, while encouraging the global community and its leaders to do the same.”

WORKING THROUGH ARCHEWELL

Harry and Meghan founded the Archewell Foundation in 2020.

The website describes the foundation as “an impact-based nonprofit” whose core purpose is to “enhance and unite communities – local and global, online and offline – one action at a time.” benevolent.”

Previous recipients of the award presented to the pair on Saturday night included Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, LeBron James and Rihanna.

“It’s inspiring to think about the legacy of the Image Awards, which began shortly after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed into law,” Meghan said on stage.

“Today, we can continue that legacy by re-establishing federal election protections in our country and completing the work of civil rights giants, like John The late Lewis.”

After taking a moment to draw attention to Ukraine, Harry said: “I also repeat my immense gratitude for tonight, for both this award and this community for giving me such a warm welcome. .

“I think it’s safe to say that I come from a very different background than my incredible wife, but our lives have been linked together for a reason.

“We share a commitment to a life of service, a responsibility to fight injustice, and a belief that the things that are most often overlooked are the most important things to listen to.”

The couple wore black designer outfits, Everyone reported, and announced a new annual award with the NAACP.

The NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Awards will recognize “a new generation of leaders” working to advance civil and human rights, according to the Archewell Foundation’s website.

Safiya Noble was the first to be honored for her new nonprofit, which helps black women and women of color thrive through access to education, investments, mentoring and mutual support.

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