Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Set To Receive Special Honor At The NAACP Image Awards

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Feb. 24 2022, Published 3:40 p.m. ET

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are heading to Hollywood!

The two will receive a special award on Saturday, February 26, at the NAACP Image Awards.

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The couple is being recognized for their Archewell Foundation, which they launched in 2020. The President's Award has been given to a slew of other important celebrities, including Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, LeBron James, Rihanna and more.

"It's a true honor to be recognized by President Derrick Johnson and the NAACP, whose efforts to propel racial justice and civil rights are as vital today as they were nearly 115 years ago," the pair said in a statement.

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The former actress, 40, and her husband, 37, also have teamed up with NAACP to start a new annual award, which will be given to a leader who is making an impact in the world.

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"We're proud to support the NAACP's work and to also partner with the organization on the newly created annual NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award, which will be bestowed to Dr. Safiya Noble as part of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards," Meghan and Harry added.

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"We're thrilled to present this award to Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who together have heeded the call to social justice and have joined the struggle for equity both in the US and around the world," Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, added. "Not only do they continue to lead by example, The Duke and Duchess have also decided to inspire the next generation of activists through the NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award, ensuring the support and recognition of generations of civil rights leaders to come."

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Meghan and Harry left the royal family in 2020, and since then, they have adjusted to living on the West Coast.

"Harry’s been out on his bicycle and walking his adopted labrador on Miramar Beach, and she’s been out shopping in both the upper village and lower village and they seem to be very, very happy as far as I can see," royal expert Richard Mineards, who also lives in Montecito, Calif., said. "They’ve made a lot of friends here, particularly Orlando [Bloom] and Katy [Perry] who live nearby on Park Lane."

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