Tuesday night, prince harry and meghan, the duke and duchess of sussex, were honoured with the ripple of hope award from the robert f kennedy human rights (rfkhr) organisation at a gala in new york. actor alec baldwin hosted the ceremony, which was attended by ukrainian president volodymr zelensky and bank of america chief executive brian moynihan, who were also presented with awards.
the event was held at the new york hilton midtown, where the couple announced a collaboration between their archewell foundation and the rfkhr – the archewell foundation award for gender equity in student film. kerry kennedy, president of the rfkhr, praised the royal couple for their bravery in addressing mental illness and racial justice, citing meghan’s willingness to talk about mental health on national television as particularly important.
prince harry and meghan shared their “belief of courage over fear and love over hate” and said that they know a “ripple of hope can turn into a wave of change”. the couple also jokingly remarked that they thought the couple were simply having a date night when they were invited to the event to present the award. the evening was a special one for the couple, who hope to inspire a new generation of leadership in the arts through their work with the rfkhr. the couple’s show will debut on netflix this thursday, though some of the trailers released by the broadcast companies have been criticised for allegedly using footage and photos in misleading ways.