Meghan Markle ‘America’s Got Talent’ appearance! The contestant has a special connection with the Duchess of Sussex
Contestant Archie Williams’ story of a wrongful conviction and subsequent 36-year incarceration has touched the judges and viewers at home, including the Duchess of Sussex, 39, and Prince Harry.
“Just wanted to let you know that we’ve been so moved by your story and we’ve been cheering you on every week and it’s not just because we’re partial to the name,” she said with a laugh.
Markle and Prince Harry’s 1-year-old son is also named Archie.
“So, a very special message to you that I’ll probably be saying all of my life, but on this night it’s specifically for you: Archie, we are proud of you and are rooting for you, we can’t wait to see what you do. We’re in your corner, have a good night,” the former “Suits” star said.
Williams, 59, opened up about his case during his “AGT” audition. At age 22, he was arrested for aggravated rape and attempted murder, neither of which he committed. After serving 12 years behind bars, he reached out to the Innocence Project for help. It wasn’t until after nearly four decades in prison that his case was overturned due to fingerprints that were eventually connected to the scene of the crime. In March 2019, he was released.
“I knew I was innocent, I didn’t commit a crime. But being a poor Black kid, I didn’t have the economic ability to fight the state of Louisiana,” he said during his audition.
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