Your real issue with Meghan Markle is she refuses to act beneath you
Oprah Winfrey, it is not uncommon for someone to not keep tabs on British royalty
I watched people around the newsroom frantically staring at the mounted television screens, salivating at the opportunity to watch the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011. For them, seeing this celebration happening at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom, was huge. I shrugged and turned Spotify back on, happily moving on to update food and dining, health, and lifestyle sections of our news site. While I wasn’t particularly interested in that wedding, I understood that for some (largely white) Americans, this was huge.
I’d left that job by the time Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank got married in October 2018. But I did catch bits and pieces of the wedding between Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (the third grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer) to Los Angeles born-Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. I can all but guarantee you I would not have, but I kept seeing American Bishop Michael Curry trending on Twitter. I tuned in to watch, and he instantly took me back to my childhood days at a South Side Chicago Baptist church. I smiled and enjoyed the rest of it.
Still I didn’t know much about Prince Harry other than he was entertaining to watch with his Jamaican dance partner, who pulled him over to groove along to Bob Marley’s “One Love.” I genuinely have no idea why I knew that about him, but he was a better dancer than I would have guessed. Paying attention to the Royals just was not something I was interested in doing before then.
So when I saw the previews for “CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special,” my first reaction was “Meh.” But the more I saw the previews, the more I pondered on how cool it was that these two made the decision to leave a family worth $88 billion. (Prince Harry is reportedly worth $40 million courtesy of his mother, Princess Diana.) So I watched the special. I must admit it was way better than I thought it would be, but not too much shocked me.
I was not surprised by Meghan Markle pointing out that someone speculated on how dark her child would be in an interracial marriage. I expected all the passive aggressive (and sometimes blatant) racism from the press. Considering the amount of people in Europe who come to my comment section and are both offensive and “welcoming,” the irony is entirely too many don’t realize they’re being both. So I fully understand why the editorial board of some of these newsrooms and broadcasting stations don’t have a clue when they’re being inappropriate or racially insensitive.