Royal Politics Shapes The Windsor Wedding

By Stephen Kangal
May 21, 2018

Stephen KangalThe Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and American-born Meghan Markle that was solemnised at the historic Windsor Castle was billed to be a showcase of the cultural and ceremonial embodiment of British aristocracy, tradition and indeed of the British Raj in all its regal splendour descended into the realm of subliminal politics and public/race relations.

It started with Prince Charles walking down his future daughter-in-law Meghan down the aisle instead of her mother Doria who was at the wedding. This was intended to symbolise Royal assent and acceptance of the mixed-race Meghan into the Royal Family.

That act initiated the underlying but overt sub-plot that was broadcast live in HD television for all the world to witness the famed British Lion making undiluted ceremonial and matrimonial reparations for slavery by opening the gates of Buckingham Palace and the pulpit of St George’s Cathedral welcomingly wide.

Here was lovely and gorgeous Megham Markle, daughter of an African-American, Ms Doria Rangland dismantling the fortress of Buckingham Palace to be conferred with an overnight Royal title of the Princess of Sussex. The entire British Royal Family headed by HM the Queen and Prince Philip, toute bagai were in enthusiastic attendance to welcome and pay homage to Meghan and Harry at St George’s Cathedral in Windsor Castle.

And this on the heels of Barack Obama having just broken down the fortifications of the White House to add some coffee to the American milk.

Innocent-looking bride-groom, Prince Harry was merely a detached observer. He was a willing cog in the carefully crafted plot that unfolded. A local black correspondent described the main actors, the plot and the thematic displays at the wedding as an over- celebration of blackness gone wild according to British standards and protocol.

There was no display of real British diversity at the wedding. It was a domination of the African invasion with an Afro-American Evangelical pastor focussing on love and fire totally de-linking himself from the solemnity of the happy occasion.

He did not provide the traditional admonition and connection to the young couple about to mediate the confusing world of challenges facing the Commonwealth with HM The Queen in retreat. He drifted aimlessly into trying to parachute his own intellectual pastoral image on the British aristocracy assembled.

Except for a noticeable few dissenting ones, the British were too kind and diplomatic to tell him by silent body language to stop the charade as it was detracting from the light fantastic occasion that belonged exclusively to the Royal couple.

The guest choir and their repertoire was black. So were the Queen’s Chaplain, the featured young BBC musician, the visiting preacher and the writings of Martin Luther King replaced Biblical quotations.

This was intentionally according to the script not a typical British Royal wedding. It broke with hallowed British traditions. It was tailored to pander to and send a strong message of Royal British inclusion to the Black community of Britain, USA and the British Commonwealth even though the other elements of mainstream British diversity were missing at historic Windsor Castle on a brilliant Royal Spring Saturday.

4 Responses to “Royal Politics Shapes The Windsor Wedding”


  • Stephen wrote: “This was intentionally according to the script not a typical British Royal wedding. It broke with hallowed British traditions. It was tailored to pander to and send a strong message of Royal British inclusion to the Black community of Britain, USA and the British Commonwealth even though the other elements of mainstream British diversity were missing at historic Windsor Castle on a brilliant Royal Spring Saturday.”

    Thanks for the report Stephen.. Didn’t have time to watch it.
    They say it’s no coincidence that this wedding date was set on Queen Charlotte birthday (May 19th)..
    We discussed Queen Charlotte here thanks to Cooper… maybe you did not catch it else you would not pen such…

    Reposted…> https://youtu.be/CkxwRUbqjRs

  • None of this was on Harry’s agenda.
    Could it simply a love story accepted by the royals because they had no choice?

  • Sometimes in the simple places of life could emerge startling treasures wrapped up in the mud. Yes I looked at the Royal wedding with an aura of sadness. A young girl who climb through color barriers to emerge as an accomplished actress and UN ambassador. My sadness was only lifted slightly after her mom manage a pride filled smile after her daughter repeated her vows and signed the registrar. There her mom sat alone no family member, a case of horrific syblings rivalry with a letter being sent to Prince Harry of an unflattering descriptive of the young lady by her half brother of all person. Someone who could not get over himself. Then a father who had the paparazzi took pictures of him for $100,000 pounds. What thoughts went through the young lady heart we will not know. All neatly covered with a patient smile. But I am sure the hurt is there and will be there for sometime.

    Meagan Markle Dutchess of Sussex, you were a fitting princess in many ways. Raised by a single parent mother, detached from a racist paternal family. Yet manage to defy the odds and finding a prince whose heart has become tender and loving. The young man wiped away tears after taking the vows perhaps seeing the approving face of his deceased mother Princess Diana and wishing she could be there to celebrate this moment.

    Our lives are in strange ways attached to Meagan, we all have a level of dysfunctionality in our family. The royals have had their share of struggles. As I look through some of the post marriage photos. I saw Meagan mom alone in pictures surrounded by the royal family. And I thought this woman have the inner fortitude that colored women possessed to deal with the twist and turns of live.

    May their marriage be a happy one filled with love and laughter. May Harry find the healing of a too soon departed mom.
    To both Prince Harry and Dutchess Meagan, God bless as you begin this new chapter of your life!

  • Well documented Mamoo.

    The Duchess showed class in the face of being supported by a caring mother Doria and the American-Canadian contingents.
    She won my heart for her decorum and articulate appearance that the Royal Family appreciated to the max. We all wish the couple well and will support their role in the strengthening the bonds of the Commonwealth.

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