Royal commentators have claimed that Meghan Markle’s stylistic choices for her wedding to Prince Harry were “political” and designed to show she would not forget her history as she took on royal duties.
Taking place in the summer of 2018, Meghan Markle’s formal induction into the Royal Family was a lavish occasion, as the former actress marked her marriage to Prince Harry with a large public ceremony at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The couple hired a gospel choir made up of mostly black members, London's Kingdom Choir, and a sermon was also given by Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry.
The ceremony also included a guest list packed with celebrities, including George Clooney, David Beckham, and Oprah Winfrey.
Now commentators on the Channel 5 documentary ‘Fergie and Meghan: Inconvenient Royals’ have suggested that these choices were intended to reflect Meghan’s life prior to becoming a royal.
Royal historian Dr Anna Whitelock suggested: “I think there’s every sign that the marriage of Harry and Meghan marked the beginnings of something different, or at least that Meghan wanted to curate things in her own way."
Journalist Tiwa Adebayo agreed, claiming: “For Meghan, being a woman of colour, having a gospel choir that were mostly black, and having a black minister as well.
“While that might not seem political and perhaps it shouldn’t be seen as political, it absolutely was a political choice and I think she was trying to send a very clear message.
“She wasn’t going to be leaving behind who she was.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex lived as working Royals until March 2020, when they announced their departure from royal duties and moved to the US.
Since then relations with ‘The Firm’ have reportedly been fraught, with the Duke and Duchess using an interview with Oprah Winfrey to reveal their discomfort at royal life.
This included making accusations that an unnamed member of the Royal Family had made remarks about their son Archie’s skin colour.
More recently, there has been speculation around when the Queen will be offered the opportunity to meet her great-granddaughter Lilibet, with one commentator suggesting that Harry and Meghan need a meeting with the Queen to maintain their US saleability.
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