“One Day in My Wife’s Skin”: Prince Harry Recounts his Awareness of Racist Prejudice
The Duke of Sussex engaged in a lengthy video chat with anti-racist activist Patrick Hutchinson on Monday, October 26. On occasion, Prince William’s brother opened up about their upbringing and ignorance of racial prejudice.
His meeting with Meghan Markle led him to become a father and take his independence from the royal family, but much more. In contact with his wife, Prince Harry also became aware of situations of injustice and racial prejudice. The Duke of Sussex spoke on the matter Monday, October 26, during a video exchange hosted by GQ magazine with Patrick Hutchinson. The latter, a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, rose to prominence after being photographed carrying an injured man to safety during a clash between protest groups; an act hailed by Prince Harry. The two men thus raised the issue of racism, on which the Duke declared: “The unconscious prejudices, from what I understood with the education I had received, I had no idea what it was. ‘was, I had no idea it existed’.
“Leave a better world”
Victim of racism, as she has often mentioned, Meghan Markle seems to have awakened the conscience of Prince Harry: “As sad as it may be to say, it took me many, many years to achieve it, especially by living a day or a week in my wife’s skin ”. He insisted, “You can’t really point the finger at someone, especially when it comes to unconscious bias. But once you realize it or feel a little uncomfortable, then it behooves you to go out and educate yourself, because ignorance is no longer an excuse ”. As the son of the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex then went back on his own education and the privileges he had enjoyed through his position.
Now Prince Harry recognizes his past ignorance and calls on people from all walks of life to get involved in race issues. So, in his interview with Patrick Hutchinson, he said: “The fundamental purpose of the protests was, and remains, an incredibly important global movement.” Before adding: “If you don’t do it now, keep going because there is so much we can do. And being a father myself, my goal in life is to leave a better world than the one I found when I arrived. “