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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Video Call From New Home

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Video Call From New Home
August 20, 2020 - 18:39 / Hayley Paskevich

On Monday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down for an important virtual conversation! Meghan and Harry talked to young activists about ending online negativity, and shared why digital connection is more important now than ever. Watch the full video here!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took part in a special video call recently! As People shares, the couple engaged in a half-hour long conversation with young leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust earlier this week, when they talked about the importance of cultivating a positive online environment.

Meghan and Harry consider world's future impact on son Archie

Meghan and Harry have their son Archie in mind when it comes to thinking about the future of the digital world! Near the end of the call with the youth activists, Harry jokingly commented that he felt "way too old," which prompted Meghan to respond. "You've got to stop, we're not old!" she said. 

"But it's true," Harry countered. "This is the world you're going to inherit." That's when Meghan made a quick interjection, bringing their son into the conversation. "And Archie!" she exclaimed. Harry echoed her statement. "And Archie," he repeated. "It's on all of us collectively to make the world a better place...and we are."

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Tembisa township to learn about Youth Employment Services (YES) on October 2, 2019.

Harry feels the Queen has achieved Commonwealth goals

Harry went on to reflect on how he feels that Queen Elizabeth would be proud of the younger generation's activism within the modern Commonwealth! "I think everything my grandmother wanted to achieve when she took this huge responsibility on, she’s managed," he shared with the leaders from the QCT.

"Hearing you guys, and knowing the broad spectrum that QCT engulfs, you’re the definition of the 21st century Commonwealth, and what it means to be part of it," the Duke of Sussex continued. He specifically mentioned the moral integrity of the young activists. "You are there, standing for equality, for mutual respect and for fairness." 

Meghan calls people's well-being "fragile" during pandemic

Meghan then mentioned how the pandemic has significantly increased digital interaction. "Everyone's mental and emotional well-being are perhaps more fragile than ever before, certainly with COVID and our dependability on devices right now in the absence of human interaction," she said. "People are going online more than ever before to feel community."

She also said that while wide reach of social media can lead to negative online experiences, it's just as easy for people to create positive ones! "When you look at what these platforms are capable of with that reach, and what that propels in terms of trolling…You can either train people to be cruel, or you can train people to be kind," Meghan shared. "It’s really that simple."

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Meghan and Harry make first joint appearance from Santa Barbara

Meghan and Harry were joined by QCT chief executive Nicola Brentnall for "Digital For Good," as well as four young activists from around the world who are committed to creating positive online environments. Brighton Kaoma, who founded the Agents of Change Foundation, Hunter Johnson, who founded The Man Cave, Rosie Thomas, Co-Founder of Project Rockit, and Vee Kativhu, who founded "Empowered by Vee," all took part in the conversation!

Recently, Meghan and Harry bought a house in Santa Barbara. While the couple have separately made virtual appearances via video lately, their video call with the Queen's Commonwealth Trust was their first joint appearance since moving into their new home! It's also been announced that Meghan will be making an appearance at a celebration commemorating the 19th Amendment on Thursday!