Royal Wedding Described as “Diverse” and “Inclusive”
American actress Meghan Markle made history last weekend when she became the first biracial woman to marry into the British royal family. Unlike past royal weddings that have been criticized for being overly lavish and traditional, the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle has been described as both “diverse” and “inclusive.” The bride, whose mother Doria Regland is a black American, invited a young black cellist, an African American preacher, and a gospel choir to be part of the service. Markle, a divorced woman who is three years older than Prince Harry, also chose to walk down part of the aisle of St. George’s Chapel alone, symbolizing her strong feminist beliefs. Children of the royal family as well as children of Markle’s Canadian friends were included in the wedding party.