Royal wedding: A Black American affair
- The royal wedding was watched across the globe with fans praising Meghan Markle for bringing a 'Black-American touch' to the ceremony.
- Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, is of mixed race and renowned for her feminist stance on issues as well as her role in the legal TV drama Suits.
- On Saturday, she made an unprecedented move by walking alone into the church moments before Prince Charles joined her on the aisle.
The royal wedding was watched across the globe with fans praising Meghan Markle for bringing a ‘Black-American touch’ to the ceremony.
Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, is of mixed race and renowned for her feminist stance on issues as well as her role in the legal TV drama Suits.
On Saturday, she made an unprecedented move by walking alone into the church moments before Prince Charles joined her on the aisle.
However, what captured the audience most was the outstanding number of Black-American guests for the first time in the history of the British empire.
The guest list was a colorful mix of different people from across the racial divide.
They include renowned TV show host Oprah Winfrey; Indian actress and winner of Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra; tennis sensation Serena Williams, Suits co-star Gina Torres and actor Idris Elba.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 19, 2018
Bishop Michael Curry was trending on Twitter after he gave what was termed a powerful sermon, mentioning Martin Luther King Jr. and slavery in America, Reuters reported.
Also of keen interest was Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first black musician to win the BBC Young Musician of the year Award in 2016.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 19, 2018
The 19-year-old who at one time featured on Britain’s Got Talent thrilled the audience with his cello performance.
An all Black choir also became a big hit after singing a rendition of the famous song Stand By Me.
Using the hashtag #royalwedding, people around the globe expressed their feelings about the guests particularly those of mixed race.
— KWEEN Procrastinator (@MoiraMoturi) May 19, 2018
GREAT TO SEE SO MANY BLACK PEOPLE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE MAJOR PART AT HARRY & MEGAN’S ROYAL WEDDING CEREMONY LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
— EMINIK (@EminikOfficial) May 19, 2018
This is the most black people there have ever been at a #RoyalWedding I’m pretty sure. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE
— 'Red' (@Red__Mos) May 19, 2018
SO much representation – and in ways and spaces black people are rarely seen. No words. #RoyalWedding
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) May 19, 2018
Others took the opportunity to highlight black people dominance in the entertainment industry so far in 2018
Black people have had an amazing 2018 so far! We are royal, we break box office numbers, let's not even talk about music! Owning our narrative. We are all coming for everything 🏅🏅🏅#RoyalWedding
— Siyabonga Beyile (@SiyaBeyile) May 19, 2018
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