Duchess Megan Markle: George Floyd's Life Mattered

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Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, sent an emotional video addressing the class of 2020 of her alma mater -- telling them that the life of George Floyd mattered.

"What is happening in our country and in our state and in our hometown of LA… I wasn't sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing. I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing because George Floyd's life mattered and Breonna Taylor's life mattered and Philando Castile's life mattered and Tamir Rice's life mattered… and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know," said Markle in the video address to the students of Immaculate Heart High School.

She later said in the commencement speech: "With as diverse, vibrant and opened minded as I know the teachings are at Immaculate Heart, I know you know that Black lives matters. You're going to use your voice in a stronger way than you have ever been able to because most of you are 18 -- or you're turning 18 -- so you're going to vote. You're going to have empathy for those who don't see the world through the same lens that you do. You're ready. We need you and you're prepared."