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By Toyin Owoseje, Max Foster and Jonny Hallam, CNN
(CNN) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has delivered a personal message on the death of George Floyd, describing what is happening in the United States as “absolutely devastating.”
The Duchess said she felt compelled to address the impact of his death while speaking to the graduating class of her former Los Angeles high school during a virtual commencement speech on Wednesday evening.
Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in police custody after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest. His death has sparked nationwide and international protests.
Meghan admitted she was “really nervous” about speaking on the issue, but soon realized that “the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing.”