Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Ripple of Hope Date Night Photos

On Dec. 6, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Ripple of Hope Gala in New York City to just accept an award for his or her “heroic” stance in opposition to “structural racism within the [royal] institution.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived on the occasion hand-in-hand and have been welcomed by a swarm of followers.

In November, Kerry Kennedy, the president of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation, advised El Confidencial’s Vanitatis journal (through People) that, in standing as much as the British monarchy, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex possess the “moral courage” her father spoke about in his well-known 1966 “Ripple of Hope” speech in South Africa.

“He also spoke of moral courage, saying that few would have the courage to question their colleagues, family, and their community about the power structure they maintained, and this is what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have done,” Kennedy defined. “They went to the oldest institution in UK history and told them what they were doing wrong, that they couldn’t have structural racism within the institution . . . They knew that if they did this, there would be consequences, that they would be ostracized, they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them for it. They have done it anyway . . . I think they have been heroic in taking this step.”

While the Sussexes have been honored with the Ripple of Hope award for such an necessary purpose, that does not imply the gala’s 1,500 attendees weren’t topic to Prince Harry’s endearing dad jokes.

The Sussexes sat down with Kennedy for a dialog about their dedication to social change on the occasion, throughout which Harry joked he had thought attending the gala can be a “date night” for the pair. “To be honest with you, Kerry, I actually thought we were just going on a date night, so I found it quite weird that we’re sharing the room with 1,500 people,” he stated. “We don’t get out much because our kids are so small and young, so this is completely unexpected. But it’s nice to share date night with all of you, thanks for coming.” Markle responded, laughing, “Thanks for bringing me on this very special date night.”

Check out extra pictures of the glad couple on their Ripple of Hope Awards date evening.

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