Meghan and Prince Harry sitting on a stage

Meghan and Harry say honour just the ‘beginning’ and vow fresh action

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were among the recipients of this year’s Ripple of Hope Awards.

The Duke and Duchess hailed the memory of RFK in their speeches, with Harry saying: “Bobby Kennedy said, ‘Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.'” His wife chimed in to say: “He also said those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Harry followed up, adding: “And as we all face a complete and challenging time in the world, we choose the path of optimism of care for each other and our communities. We understand this honour, not about the culmination of a life’s work, but instead and in many ways for us, a beginning.”

During the event, it was announced the RFK Human Rights organisations had teamed up with the non-profit body of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to launch a new student film award called the Archewell Foundation Award for Gender Equity In Film.

Meghan and Harry were among the recipients of this award thanks to the work done on social change, mental health and equality via their Foundation, it had been previously announced.

RFK’s daughter and the president of the organisation named after her father, Kerry Kennedy, praised the pair in an interview with El Confidencial’s Gustavo Egusquiza released last month for taking a stance against the Firm and calling out its “structural racism” during their interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Meghan and Prince Harry sitting on a stage

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the Ripple of Hope Awards Gala (Image: GETTY)

Netflix scores ‘silly own goal’ in bid to tell Meghan and Harry’s ‘honest truth’

Netflix scored an “own goal” by using stock imagery in the trailers for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new documentary, a commentator believes.

Broadcaster and royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti stressed Meghan and Harry are unlikely to have had much to do with the creation of the trailers released so far to tease the public ahead of the debut on Thursday of the first three episodes of the Netflix docu-series based on their life together, romance and difficulties as senior royals.

While he acknowledged people making trailers often choose to use the “most exciting” images they can to draw the attention of potential viewers, Mr Sacerdoti believes the creators of these clips should have been “doubly careful” with their choices as they are dealing with a show focused on two protagonists who want to share their truth and set the record straight.

Meghan Markle speaking while Prince Harry looks at her

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are no longer working royals (Image: NETFLIX)

Dr Shola hails Harry and Meghan’s ‘courage to break mould’ and stand up to Royal Family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been praised as having the “courage to break the mould” and “go against the grain” after they accepted the Ripple of Hope Award in New York City.

In the wake of yesterday’s gala, activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu lauded the “courage” shown by the Duke and Duchess “to break the mould, go against the grain”.

She added that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “deserve the award for doing that and it’ll inspire them to do more in a life of service”.

She wrote on Twitter: “#RippleofHope it takes courage to break the mould, go against the grain & stand up to an institution & way of life that birth/benefits you.

“#HarryandMeghan deserve the award for doing that & it’ll inspire them to do more in a life of service. Don’t they look lovely? Good for them.”

Meghan and Harry joking while appearing on a stage

Meghan and Prince Harry during an interview held at yesterday’s gala (Image: GETTY)