Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s True Delimma
What is not being said speaks volumes
The announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex desire to relinquish their titles and move away from all things Royal is causing quite a worldwide stir. Anyone who has spent a lifetime being scrutinized because they were different in some way from most, can relate to what Harry and Meghan are feeling. This is one of those situations where what is not being said speaks louder than official statements that are given. The Royal couple may simply be sick and tired of being sick and tired and want to raise their son in peace. While no one may want to address the elephant in the room, most people know and understand that the Duke and Duchess don’t want little Archie to experience the pain they both have endured all their lives.
Harry’s parentage questioned
The rumor mill continues to say that Prince Charles is not the biological father of his second son. It has been alleged that Harry is the result of an affair between his mother, Diana Princess of Wales, and Major James Hewitt. Although the timeline does not fit regarding the dates, the major claims he was intimate with the princess, the rumors persist. Hewitt insists Harry was a toddler when he first met Diana., yet there are photo’s on the internet comparing redheaded Harry to the man who many believe to be his biological father. Others point out that the second son of Prince Charles obtained his features from his uncle, Diana’s brother Charles, the Earl of Spencer. In later years, however, the prince has begun to actually favor Prince Charles. Even so, he probably feels as though he is the proverbial red headed stepchild.
In addition, Harry has said he has never gotten over the way his mother died. He also has expressed his disdain for hateful racist comments that have been hurled at his wife. Because of his own life, he can somewhat relate to how Meghan is being treated and is terrified of what will happen to his son. Prince Harry has lived with these rumors and innuendos surrounding him his entire life and certainly does not want the same for Archie.
Racism rears it's head
Meghan Markle, being a biracial woman is a kindred spirit to her husband. Meghan has had to grow up in a world where she is neither black nor white and possibly does not truly identify with either group. She also said she has felt like a fly on the wall when whites who did not know her heritage made racist comments in her presence. Some African Americans believe that biracial individuals must embrace their blackness, which causes them to deny that they are also part white. Black children often are cruel to their light-complexioned and biracial associates. Ms. Markle has more than likely endured her fair share of taunts regarding this issue. In addition to this awkwardness, Meghan Markle’s entire life was put on blast from the day Harry proposed to her.
Another issue that is being swept under the rug is that many times, when a black couple has a child, and one parent is dark while the other is light, there is often fascination within the black community regarding what the skin tone of the child will be. Biracial children often deal with this as well. Little Archie had the entire world watching and waiting to find out what color he would be. For the sake of the child, it is a blessing that he looks just like his father Prince Harry, even to the red hair. He will not have anyone doubting his parentage, as happened to his dad.
Although Archie favors Prince Harry, Meghan's father is white, and her own features are more Caucasian than African, there is no escaping racist comments because of Doria Ragland. Her mere presence during the wedding and in the official photo's is a reminder to those filled with hate and intolerance that as the older generations used to say: There's a negro in the woodpile." This is the way some people think, and talk behind closed doors. Prince Harry cannot escape the fact that some people will always believe that he and the future king, William are half brothers. The Duke of Sussex cannot ignore that his red hair may always be scrutinized. He now must also deal with racism towards his wife and son, which is new for the prince.
Harry is also distrustful of the paparazzi who in part are responsible for his mother's death. So when you put all of this together it paints an ugly picture that obviously the Queen and the other Royals can never understand. None of the other living members of the House of Windsor have had their bloodline questioned or had features that were so different from the rest. Not one woman who married into this family directly descended from an African American mother as Meghan has. Little Archie has the distinction among all his Royal cousins of not having come from blue blood or aristocracy. If truth be told, this little boy will probably be teased and shunned by his royal cousins who might make sure to point out that he is black.
The drama continues
The bottom line to all of this is that we don't know what has already been said and done to cause Harry and Meghan to want to move to Canada. It's very sad that what seemed to be a fairy tale in the making, is turning into a nightmare. The Queen is furious, and Prince Charles is threatening to disinherit his second son. Madame Tussaud's has removed the wax figures of Harry and Meghan from the Royal collection and Oprah Winfrey is being blamed for advising the Duke and Duchess to move to Canada. What a Royal mess.
Sadly the update to this story is not a positive one. Dave Daubenmire who calls himself a Christian has said what many May have been thinking but kept to themselves. He accused Meghan Markle of contaminating the Royal bloodline because she is half black. He believes that only White Anglo Saxon Protestants (WASPS) have a right to have blue blood. Christians are supposed to have their minds on the blood of Christ that was shed for our sins. How tragic that little Archie has to live in such a world.
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