Meghan Markle has said she feared being "picked apart" for speaking out for the Black Lives Matter movement, before deciding: "The only wrong thing to say is nothing."
The British royal, in a video message to the graduates of her former high school in Los Angeles, spoke of "senseless" acts of racism in history, and the "absolutely devastating" events of the last week.
Listing the names of black Americans who have died in recent police shootings, as well as George Floyd, she promised: "We are going to rebuild and rebuild and rebuild until it is rebuilt. Because when the foundation is broken, so are we."
Speaking to the all-girls Catholic private school Immaculate Heart, she apologised that the world they had grown into was not "in a place that you deserve it to be".
She added she had chosen to speak out despite being afraid her words would be "picked apart".
Meghan urged young women to become "the leaders we so deeply crave" and added her voice to protests at the death of Mr Floyd, saying his life, and those of black Americans killed in police shootings, "mattered". (© Daily Telegraph, London)