Following the news of their engagement in November 2017, I have been following Harry and Meghan’s love story as it seems interesting.
People couldn’t believe in this marriage’s thing as Meghan doesn’t fit into their usual princess mould. Well, you might be saying she is not technically a princess but a Duchess: who really cares as long as she is royal?
The new Duchess wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth. On contrary, she worked hard, very hard to become a well-known actress.
Meghan Markle’s wedding tells us that the sky should be our limit. A mixed race, “aka”, a black divorced American actress marrying his younger brother who is no one else than the prince of England!
And it isn’t all! Add to that the Bishop Curry’s sermon- the black gospel choir’s rendition of “Stand by Me” and the amazing black cello soloist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Furthermore, the new Duchess walked herself down the aisle – well, I am not neglecting Prince Charles short, but significant escort- another innovation.
There were so many breaks from tradition, enough to emphasize on the modernized side of the event. Harry and Meghan showed two different cultures coming together, each one respectively endorsing their identity.
Meghan Markle brought the Black American culture in the UK royalty with no complex. The American Bishop Curry, during his wedding sermon, emphasised the importance of not pretending to be someone else. Meghan did not hide anything. She was just who she is: simple but elegant- in love with her culture but enjoying others’ principles at the same time.
On Saturday, the world witnessed a true love story, admiring the black American divorced lady crossing the long church aisle to meet her prince and she did walk with grace, elegance, and determination.
Meghan indubitably got it from her “mama” who sat alone for her baby girl, a million miles from home, in a situation so different from her own life, with grace and dignity. I agree and admire her attitude although it is difficult to understand why she wasn’t accompanied? There was no relative who could have been there to sit on her side. It must have been bittersweet to be alone at such joyful event.
Yes, at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, everything was possible. Two different cultures met and against the odds a great new symbol of all that is still possible and hopeful in modern Britain, in modern World.
The dream came true because of love,” the redemptive power of love” as love can “overcome everything” said the Reverend Michael Curry who brilliantly stole the show at the wedding.
And the reverend was more than right when he cited love as the key to curing global problems such as poverty. He concluded: “If humanity ever captures the energy of love, it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire.”
On that point, Edd Miliband almost become a believer, he tweeted.
A funny note to finish: if you were sleeping at the royal wedding, you would have woke up suddenly, looking for the fire exit direction as the “FIRE!” was also at the rendezvous. As they say, “Wanders shall never end.”