Year After Prince Harry Defended Her, Meghan Markle Gets New Round of Racist Reaction During Engagement

Prince Harry was previously forced to issue a statement to stop racist harassment upon news of his and Meghan Markle's budding romance

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The news of Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry has been speculated for quite some time. Yet what may not have been suspected is the rash of racist remarks that have poured out online.

Clarence House, a royal residence in London, announced Monday, Nov. 27 that the “Suits” actress and Prince William’s younger brother will marry in spring 2018. The couple became engaged earlier this month following heavy speculation in recent months.

While some have rejoiced at a 21st century Black princess joining the royal family (the first being Queen Charlotte in the 1700s) …


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… racist comments have crept up, too.





Yet there are plenty of Black women lining up to defend Markle.

Unfortunately, Markle, who wrote a 2015 op-ed about her racial identity, is used to being defended against racist detractors. In 2016, Prince Harry was forced to issue a statement calling for media to stop its racial “wave of abuse” against his then-girlfriend.

And while there has been some racist history splattered throughout the royal line — in June, a British historian detailed racist ideas Queen Elizabeth held — the present-day royal family seems to be welcoming Markle with open arms.

 

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