Duke & Duchess of Sussex Support Pride Month

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share POIGNANT Pride Month tribute

LONDON–Breaking with tradition, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex became the first members of the British royal family to publically celebrate Pride Month.

A poignant message was posted to the couple’s official Instagram account on June 1. In it, the pair launched their support for the LGBTQ community by stating: “For the month of June we ‘proudly’ shine a light on PRIDE.

“This month we pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community – those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future.

Love is love

“We stand with you and support you 🌈 Because it’s very simple: love is love.”

Prince Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, was one of the greatest advocates for de-stigmatizing HIV/AIDS during her lifetime. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that among the images included in the message is a photograph of Princess Diana at the AIDS hospice London Lighthouse sitting on the bed of an HIV patient.

 

Courtesy of Instagram

The royal couple’s official Instagram account currently follows 11 organizations advocating LGBTQ equality. Among them: Stonewall, the Human Rights Campaign, the Albert Kennedy Trust, the Trevor Project, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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