Harry and Meghan holding calls with community leaders in hopes of aiding BLM movement

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  • Harry and Meghan are speaking to community leaders to find ways to get involved and help amid Black Lives Matter protests in the US.
  • "They also want to learn and talk about it like the rest of us," a source close to the couple said.
  • The news comes after Meghan gave a powerful speech addressing the murder of George Floyd last week.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly having meetings with community leaders in Los Angeles as protests continue in the US in the wake of George Floyd's death.

The news comes after Meghan Markle appeared in a video congratulating the graduating class of her alma mater and mentioned the 46-year-old's murder, which has sparked outrage across the globe.

"George Floyd's life mattered and Breonna Taylor's life mattered and Philando Castile's life mattered and Tamir Rice's life mattered," she said in the heartfelt video. She told the class of 2020: "I know that you know that black lives matter, so I am already excited for what you are going to do in the world."

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Now, a source tells People Harry and Meghan are looking for ways to help the Black Live Matter movement.

"They are holding calls with community leaders and organisations but are doing that privately as they continue to see how they can play a role. But they also want to learn and talk about it like the rest of us."

On Meghan's speech to the graduates at Immaculate Heart High School, the source said her "heart hurts" for those graduating into a world of "injustice". She hoped her words would bring a "small bit of hope, comfort or inspiration" in these dark times.

A rep for the couple also told Town & Country while Meghan planned to simply share a heartfelt congratulations "she felt compelled to directly address and speak to these young women about what's happening in this country right now around the killing of George Floyd – as well as what's been happening over many, many years and many, many generations to countless other black Americans."

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