Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are receiving a human rights award and many aren’t happy about it

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will receive the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award for their fight against racial injustice, but the announcement has fueled the couple’s greatest critics and even a member of the Kennedy family.

The philantropic work that Harry and Meghan do through the Archewell Foundation isn’t unnoticed and Kerry Kennedy, the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights has previously mentioned that the couple has always stood out for their willingness to speak up and change the narrative on racial justice and mental health all over the world.

“They embody the type of moral courage that my father once called the ‘one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change”, was expressed by Kennedy in a statement this past October.

Other people that will be honored during the Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York City include: Ukranian President Volodimir Zelensky and a posthumous award to NBA great Bill Russell for his work on civil rights throught his life.

Robert Kennedy Jr. isn’t happy about the award

Robert Kennedy Jr., the son of Robert F. Kennedy has mentioned in the past that he opposes the move but still considers is a far better choice than the one they took in 2020, when they awarded Dr. Anthony Fauci the honor.

“It’s a bewildering choice but still an encouraging step up from 2020,” Kennedy’s son mentioned to the Daily Mail.

Robert Kennedy Jr. has been suspended from Instagram for quite a while now over his vews on the coronavirus vaccine, to which he spoke against the move.

Other critics have raised their voice against Harry and Meghan

The author of a Robert F. Kennedy biography, titled “The Patriarch”, Professor David Nasaw told The Independent that he doesn’t think the former Royal couple has done enough to merit this award and called the move absurd.

“If you look at the people who have been awarded the Robert Kennedy prize in the past-Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Bishop Desmond Tutu-and then you have to ask what are Harry and Meghan doing here? What in God’s name have they done to merit this? What percentage of Harry and Meghan’s wealth is going to worthy causes?”