History was made at St George’s Chapel on Saturday, not just because the British royal family’s first interracial couple got married, but because there was a wedding service like no other in the history of the monarchy.
Meghan Markle, whose father is white and mother is black, did not shy away from letting her culture shine during the ceremony, whether it was through the Gospel choir singers, American Bishop Michael Curry’s involvement or the multicultural guest list.
While the internet went into a frenzy over Bishop Michael Curry’s infectious enthusiasm and dramatic delivery, let’s acknowledge how importantly he mentioned Martin Luther King and referenced a history of black slavery.
Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir singing a powerful rendition of Stand By Me was warm and uplifting, and their involvement put the Oscars to shame with its comparable lack of diversity.
As for the guest list. Wasn’t it just remarkable?
Oprah Winfrey and Idris Elbra were at the ROYAL WEDDING!
Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra have also been long-time friends of Meghan and were invited to the big day.
This wedding proved that hard-working and compassionate girls and women of colour who dare to dream big, can achieve even bigger, in a world that has so many odds against us because of the colour of our skin.
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