But "the many millions of black people in the country, we couldn't see ourselves reflected in the Royal Family." British blogger Georgina Lawton thinks Markle's ascendance to the Royal Family is a win for multiculturalism. She says "there's no national push" to "talk about current black British history of people who defied the odds or the odds that they were defying — i.e., British colonialism and racism." "That political or societal landing mark was far more monumental for Britain's relationship with race than Meghan Markle, in my opinion, because then it allowed people to do assessments of their own organizations using that criteria," says Eddo-Lodge. Souvenirs related to Harry and Meghan are everywhere in London in the run-up to their wedding on May 19.
Source: CBC News May 16, 2018 17:03 UTC