Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Speaking to People "at Every Level" About George Floyd Protests

"This is something that is incredibly personal to Meghan, especially given everything she has experienced."

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are speaking with leaders and individuals "at every level" to educate themselves and figure out how to help amid the George Floyd protests.

A source spoke to Harper's Bazaar about the couple's ongoing conversations, and how they're personally handling current events."This is something that is incredibly personal to Meghan, especially given everything she has experienced. And as a couple, it is, of course, very important. They are both feeling it, just like the rest of us," the source said.

"Harry and Meghan have been having private conversations with community leaders and people at every level," the source added. "By speaking to as many people and organizations as possible, it has been a way for them to feel connected to everything that's going on and learn more about the issues surrounding it."

In the meantime, Meghan has still taken a stand for the Black Lives Matter movement. Last week, the Duchess delivered a virtual commencement address for seniors at Immaculate Heart, the high school she attended in L.A., and addressed the ongoing protests. "I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart, and I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing," Meghan said in her speech. "Because George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered."

The Duchess went on to recall her experience of the 1992 L.A. riots, and encouraged the students to seize the opportunity to make real change. She noted, "You are going to have empathy for those who don’t see the world through the same lens that you do, because with as diverse and vibrant and open minded as I know the teachings at Immaculate Heart are, I know you know that Black lives matter." Watch her speech in full below.

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