The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Honor Pride Month
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just posted the sweetest Instagram post celebrating Pride Month.
The royal couple is currently following eleven Instagram accounts in order to “’proudly’ shine a light” on and help promote organizations that are working to promote equal rights and opportunities for LGBTQ people. By only following those accounts, they are bringing special awareness to and honoring the eleven organizations while making it easy for their 8.4 million followers to follow suit. It is a bold and beautiful statement to be coming from a duke and duchess—and it is surely a sign of the times and where we are heading. Every person on the planet deserves to be treated equally, and every person on the planet has a voice with which to speak out for what is right.
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Continuing with our tradition to rotate the accounts we follow based on causes and social issues that matter to us: For the month of June we “proudly” shine a light on PRIDE. This month we pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community – those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future. We stand with you and support you 🌈 Because it’s very simple: love is love. Images above from the accounts we are now following and artist Ruben Guadalupe Marquez
The British royal family historically has been very reserved and not made many outspoken political statements, but this is not about politics. This is about human rights and equality. This is about love.
This also is not the first time this couple has brought attention to important causes.
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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.
“We stand with you and support you. Because it’s very simple: love is love.”— The Duke and Duchess of Sussex