- The NAACP honoured Meghan and Prince Harry
- They received a civil rights award
- The couple attended the NAACP Image Awards
Prince Harry, 37, and Duchess Meghan, 40, have received a great honour. They were awarded a civil rights prize from the NCAAP during their award show on Saturday.
Prince Harry and Meghan's new NAACP award show outing
The NAACP President's Award is given for community service and outstanding public work. Past winners include notable names like Rihanna, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, and activist Jesse Jackson.
On Saturday night it was Harry and Meghan's turn. The royal couple accepted the honour on a very glamorous evening at the NAACP Image Awards.
The NAACP recognized the couple for their work with the Archewell Foundation, which stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic and supported the Black Lives Matter movement.
In their acceptance speech, Harry spoke on the people of Ukraine, who he said "need our continued support as a global community." His comment came after the couple addressed the conflict in Ukraine earlier this week.
Afterwards, Meghan explained that she "couldn't be prouder" of her and her husband's work — especially after the death of George Floyd, which came shortly after they moved to Los Angeles.
Prince Harry also explained that he comes from a very different background than his wife, but he believes their lives were brought together for a reason.
"We share a commitment to a life of service, a responsibility to combat injustice and a belief that the most often overlooked are the most important to listen to," he said.