Royal Family LIVE: Meghan and Harry to be honoured for 'heroic' stance against Firm

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be honoured in a glittery awards ceremony next month for their “heroic” action against the “authority” of the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be given the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award on December 6, designed to laud the work of “exemplary leaders”.

Kerry Kennedy, who heads up the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation and is the niece of the late President John F. Kennedy, told Spanish news outlet El Confidencial: “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; that they could not maintain a misunderstanding about mental health.

“They knew that if they did this there would be consequences, that they would be ostracised, they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them for it. 

“They have done it anyway because they believed they couldn’t live with themselves if they didn’t question this authority. I think they have been heroic in taking this step.”

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