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Why Meghan and Harry Have Earned The Use of “Royal” in Sussex

Ezinne Ukoha
6 min readFeb 24, 2020

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Since Meghan and Harry disbanded from the royal family in a move that was weirdly shocking to some, but seemed on par with reasonable pursuits, when you consider societal abuse from the British public, that dangerously crossed the line in recognition of Britain’s normalized racism — there have been a roster of updates about the final fate of the Sussexes.

The planned and long-overdue exit of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in early January, was the appropriate response to the relentless attacks from Britain’s uncouth lair of tabloid fare.

When the renegade White relatives of a newly-minted royal of color, had direct access to the avenues of gluttony, harbored by the likes of Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, etc., in ways that endorsed the exposure of personal items for the consumption of a polarizing audience, that’s when all bets were off.

Aside from the transparent vilification of the early arrival to a White-owned, revered institution that has spent centuries advocating for the criminalized colonization of Black-owned properties, there’s also the validation of how Meghan Markle royally pissed off dejected White British women, who had spent all their lived believing the fairy tale that Kate Middleton reassuringly perfected.

How dare a non-white woman assume the role of a British royal, by willfully marrying Princess Diana’s son!

That level of abomination is punishable by the daily offerings of all the reasons why a biracial American actress, and divorcee shouldn’t be permitted to comfortably embody her illustrious station in the same way that her fairer counterpart was blessed to accommodate.

And so after baby Archie was born, and the insults extended to his physical form, both parents were forced to make decisions that were purely lifesaving.

So much was weighed and analyzed after the bold announcement that the Duke and Duchess were moving forward with an existence that would take the heavy crown off their heads — for good.

At the end of the day, Meghan and Harry were driven by the parental guidance that establishes what’s best for the child who didn’t ask for the intrusion and systemic assault.

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