Meghan Markle says 'George Floyd's life mattered' in heartfelt speech
4th June 2020
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Meghan Markle says ‘George Floyd’s life mattered’ in heartfelt speech on US protests as she addresses graduating pupils at her former school in LA

Meghan Markle has today broken her silence on the horrific murder of George Floyd and declared that his ‘life mattered’.

The Duchess of Sussex gave an address to graduating pupils at her old school, Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, where she also named other African Americans who were killed in the US by police.

She said: ‘George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered’. 

Meghan Markle has given a video address to her old school in LA where she raised the murder of George Floyd

Ms Markle also said there were many others killed by police who would never have been named.

She said: ‘As we’ve all seen over the last week what is happening in our country and in our state and in our home town of LA has been absolutely devastating’.

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