If you thought the interracial, fairy-tale wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would put an end to racist comments and trolling think again. While the pair has quickly become one of the world’s most popular royal couples, their love hasn’t brought them to a place where they can escape bigotry. Those who follow Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on social media will quickly see that any news stories about the pair attracts bigoted trolls who promote racist stereotypes and views.
While Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding stunned many people as it broke tradition and was a declaration of Harry’s true love, there are many who criticized the wedding and the African-American elements that were included.
For some, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not the couple they hoped to see in Kensington Palace.
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are an interracial couple that exemplifies diversity and have embraced LGBTQ rights since accepting their new titles as His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan Markle Brings Serena Williams to Prince Harry's Polo Match https://t.co/E6sMohDmoc
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 2, 2018
When news surfaced on Monday that Meghan Markle had invited tennis champion Serena Williams to Prince Harry’s polo match, the bigotry quickly surfaced.
News posts across many social media networks were inundated with comments and racist jokes about African-Americans enjoying polo.
For many people in this new millennium, the reason Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markles’ wedding was a celebrated event was due to the fact they were willing to fight against racism and bigotry in celebration of their love.
Princess Diana left a beautiful legacy with the world that people should be kind, compassionate, and open their hearts to the idea that love is deeper than what you see on the surface.
Though many people have come to accept that the archaic, racial stereotypes of the past have no place in modern society, there are many who refuse to change their thinking.
What do you think about Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s interracial marriage? Do you think they will help pave the way to a less bigoted future? Did you watch the wedding? Have you seen racist and prejudice comments on social media in regards to the royal couple?