Meghan Markle virtually returned to her alma mater, Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Los Angeles, for a surprise graduation speech.
The six-minute address by the Duchess of Sussex focused on the current moment in the country amid protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd on 25th May. She said the graduating seniors of the all-girls school would have to play a part in the country’s rebuilding.
“I know sometimes people say, ‘How many times do we need to rebuild?'” Markle said. “Well, you know what? We are going to rebuild and rebuild and rebuild until it is rebuilt. Because when the foundation is broken, so are we.”
Markle, who grew up in the Los Angeles area, recently moved back there with Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and their son, Archie, when the couple stepped back from their roles with the royal family. She graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1999.
The school, founded in 1906 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is located just a few miles from the landmark Hollywood sign.
Picture: Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and graduate of Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, gives a virtual graduation speech to her alma mater on 3rd June 2020. (CNS photo/Reuters TV).