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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s True Delimma

Updated on February 1, 2020

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.

Little Archie

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.

© 2020 Cheryl E Preston

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    • Brenda Arledge profile image

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      4 weeks ago from Washington Court House

      Cheryl,

      This is quite an interesting story.

      It is sad that feel the need to move, but it is quite understandable. I would want my son raised in peace.

      All families have their problems, but they are in the spotlight.

      Great write. So glad I took the time to read it.

    • The0NatureBoy profile image

      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      5 weeks ago from Washington DC

      Carolyn, that time will follow Trump's, eviction from office like Nebuchadnezzar was (Dan. 4:33) because the messiah follows his eviction to bring Isaiah 2:2-4s peace. Ethnics and skin color will not ave anything to do with how people look upon each other, after the years of peace it will be determined by "The Mark, Number or Name of the beast."

    • Carolyn M Fields profile image

      Carolyn Fields 

      5 weeks ago from South Dakota, USA

      "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

      - Martin Luther King, Jr.

      One of my favorite quotes.

    • OGUNDARE OLUSEGUN profile image

      OLUSEGUN 

      5 weeks ago from NIGERIA

      Uhm mm. May God let us see beyond races and cultures in Jesus name. Amen

    • The0NatureBoy profile image

      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      5 weeks ago from Washington DC

      Time out for jobs for those who are to be "a virgin", they are to be called out of the world and live like those Genesis 1:256-29 man. What Meghan has is enough to sustain them if they are not because Money will be removed once the Messiah takes over and bring world peace. That is why the 666 system will be set up during the final up too 4 years of this world.

    • Cheryl E Preston profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl E Preston 

      5 weeks ago from Roanoke

      What kind a f job will Harry get in our world?

    • Cheryl E Preston profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl E Preston 

      5 weeks ago from Roanoke

      True but they are ruled by the queen who holds the purse strings

    • The0NatureBoy profile image

      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      5 weeks ago from Washington DC

      If they were followers of the Bible we have Genesis 2:24, Isaiah 28:9-13 and Matthew 19:29, in providing a few scriptures, telling us the spiritual thing to do is to leave all teachings of how we are to live and seek God to direct our lives. Now that we are in less than 10 years before this world terminates (see https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-World... each individual has to decide their fate to become who we are designed to be, one of "the 10 virgins" or or those who perished with this world.

      Thanks for sharing it.

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