Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made a number of appearances over the last few months, attending events they are royally obliged to, but also taking part in issues about which they are passionate. They’ve been a united front from the get-go and the future only looks brighter. On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan met with young delegates at the Commonwealth Youth Forum where Meghan made it known that she is committed to LGBTQ issues.
Jacob Thomas, an Aussie who won a Queen’s Young Leaders award for helping to reduce the suicide rate within the LBGTQ community in Australia, told the media how Meghan reaffirmed her support.
“Miss Markle said, and these were her exact words, ‘This is a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality,'” recounted Thomas, who added that Harry wholly agreed.
“Prince Harry said that what was so amazing was that 10 or so years ago, we wouldn’t have been having this conversation and how incredible it was that we now were.”
According to People, both Meghan and Harry told Thomas that after their wedding they plan to dive into their work with various charities and make the LGBTQ community one of their priorities.
“Both Prince Harry and Miss Markle said they would put LGBT issues at the front of their work,” Jonah Chinga, an LGBTQ activist from Kenya, told reporters.
No messing about, no room for misinterpretation, just an honest, matter-of-fact statement about LGBTQ rights and human rights. It’s kind of perfect, really. Not just that the couple are ready to tackle these issues head-on, issues that have needed addressing for a long time coming, but it syncs up with what Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, championed back in the day. Now it’s coming back around full circle, as Harry and Meghan are ready to advocate for the LGBTQ community. It’s long overdue but they, and we, are ready.