News | Entertainment
11 Aug 2022 17:23
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Prince Charles has expressed his "personal sorrow" about "slavery's enduring impact"

    The 73-year-old prince addressed the issue during the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda, where he also called on other Commonwealth leaders not to ignore the impact of slavery


    In a speech in Kigali on Friday (24.06.22), Charles said: "To unlock the power of our common future, we must also acknowledge the wrongs which have shaped our past. Many of those wrongs belong to an earlier age with different, and in some ways lesser, values."

    The future monarch - who has been acting as de facto head of the Commonwealth as the Queen no longer travels overseas - told leaders that he wants to acknowledge that "roots of our contemporary association run deep into the most painful period of our history".

    He added during his speech: "I cannot describe the depths of my personal sorrow at the suffering of so many, as I continue to deepen my own understanding of slavery's enduring impact."

    In March, Prince William - Charles' eldest son - spoke of his "profound sorrow" over slavery during a speech at a dinner in Jamaica.

    The 40-year-old prince described slavery as abhorrent and acknowledged that it "forever stains our history".

    He added: "While the pain runs deep, Jamaica continues to forge its future with determination, courage and fortitude."

    Earlier this week, William also conceded that discrimination remains "an all too familiar experience" for black men and women in Britain.

    What's more, the prince spoke out against the Windrush Scandal, which involved the wrongful deportation of members of the Windrush generation, who migrated to the country after World War Two.

    William said: "Only a matter of years ago, tens of thousands of that generation were profoundly wronged by the Windrush Scandal. That rightly reverberates throughout the Caribbean community here in the UK as well as many in the Caribbean nations.

    "Therefore, alongside celebrating the diverse fabric of our families, our communities and our society as a whole - something the Windrush Generation has contributed so much to - it is also important to acknowledge the ways in which the future they sought and deserved has yet to come to pass."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     11 Aug: Kenan Thompson thinks it is "ridiculously exciting" that he's going to host the Emmy Awards
     11 Aug: Joe Exotic hopes a former '90 Day Fiance' star can help him get released from prison
     11 Aug: Dame Olivia Newton-John's daughter has paid a touching tribute to the late actress
     11 Aug: Denise Dowse is in a coma after contracting meningitis
     11 Aug: Oscars producer Will Packer has praised Will Smith for his public apology to Chris Rock
     11 Aug: WWE has discovered more "unrecorded expenses" made by Vince McMahon bringing the total to $19.6 million
     11 Aug: Olivia Newton-John "was not afraid" of dying
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    South Africa will start with hooker Joseph Dweba in Saturday's second Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand after Bongi Mbonambi withdrew due to a knee injury picked up in training More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Kiwis with itchy feet are taking the chance to see the world again More...



     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors have ditched the classroom to focus on energy levels in the lead-up to their NRL clash against the Bulldogs at Mount Smart tomorrow night 17:09

    Entertainment:
    Kenan Thompson thinks it is "ridiculously exciting" that he's going to host the Emmy Awards 16:50

    Rugby League:
    The NRL is in shock following the death of premiership-winning coach Paul Green, aged 49 16:29

    Entertainment:
    Joe Exotic hopes a former '90 Day Fiance' star can help him get released from prison 16:20

    Law and Order:
    A third murder charge - in relation to the death of a 33-year-old Taranaki father 16:19

    Law and Order:
    Facebook gave US police access to private messages in abortion case against mother and daughter 16:09

    Entertainment:
    Dame Olivia Newton-John's daughter has paid a touching tribute to the late actress 15:50

    Law and Order:
    Two young people have been arrested after a gang of teens assaulted a worker at a Palmerston North shopping centre 15:29

    Entertainment:
    Denise Dowse is in a coma after contracting meningitis 15:20

    Entertainment:
    Oscars producer Will Packer has praised Will Smith for his public apology to Chris Rock 14:50


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd