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Meghan Markle says she is inspired by BLM protests

Markle spoke during The 19th Represents Virtual Summit.

Upon arrival to the U.S. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, said she was inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests honoring George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.

In an interview with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics, and policy, Markle spoke about recent changes in her life and said she is happy to be home.

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The interview took place during The 19th Represents Virtual Summit. During her conversation with The 19th CEO and co-founder, Emily Ramshaw, Markle spoke about being a biracial mother.

“It was so sad to see where our country was in that moment. If there’s any silver lining in that, I would say that in the weeks after the murder of George Floyd, in the peaceful protests that you were seeing, in the voices that were coming out, in the way that people were actually owning their role,” Markle said.

“It shifted from sadness to a feeling of absolute inspiration, because I can see that the tide is turning,” she continues.

As theGrio previously reported, Markle and her husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, had relocated to a new mansion, owned by Tyler Perry, in a Beverly Hills.

They recently closed on a new home in Montecito, California, one of the wealthiest areas in the country.

READ MORE: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry talk racism with Commonwealth youth leaders

Together, they have also spent time volunteering and lending their time to important causes. The couple teamed up with Project Angel Food, delivering meals to people living with critical illness this past Easter.

The couple has also expressed an interest in using their platform to speak out against racism and injustice.

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