The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust for a conversation about equality and fairness on Monday. During the discussion, the pair said the “wrongs” of the Commonwealth’s colonial past needed to be acknowledged as one way to create a more just world. They have encouraged Britain to reckon with its colonial past, highlighting the “wrongs” of its historic involvement in the countries that now make up the Commonwealth.
On July 1st 2020, QCT brought together young leaders from its network and QCT President and Vice-President, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for a conversation on fairness, justice and equal rights as part of an ongoing series of youth-led discussions. Hosted by Chrisann Jarrett, QCT Trustee and co-founder and co-CEO of We Belong, the discussion also included: Alicia Wallace, director of Equality Bahamas; Mike Omoniyi, founder and CEO of The Common Sense Network; and Abdullahi Alim who leads the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers network of emerging young leaders in Africa and the Middle East. In this film, we are sharing key moments from the conversation as participants discussed why issues of injustice matter for us all today, the opportunity to come together to make a difference and the role young people play in driving systemic change for the better. The Duke and Duchess shared their collective hope and optimism for a better future driven by young people and acknowledged the energy and commitment stemming from the rising generation of leaders.