It was a beautiful Saturday with the perfect weather in the Royal town of Windsor, England. The world was watching, as they have been impatiently waiting to witness a piece of history. History indeed was made, as no one anticipated that unprecedented and modern fairytale we have all seen today.
I admit that I was not ready for what I witnessed. I am always up early, as I sipped on my delicious cup of Bustelo, I turned on the television to Good Morning America for their live edition of the Royal Wedding.
My first connection to the Royal Wedding: Doria Ragland
Inside Saint George’s Chapel, Meghan’s mother, 61-year-old Doria Ragland was seating, humbly waiting while deeply exhaling as her unique child, prepares to walk down the aisle. As a single mother of a biracial kid, I couldn’t help but imagine her feelings of pride and relief, watching her hard work contribute to a modern fairytale. #SingleMomsPower
The wedding was Black and White
Recent events around the world have depicted a lot disparities and tensions between races and income levels. In Windsor palace, however, the world surprisingly witnessed the most beautiful and symbolic event. While the royal traditions were all in place, the royal family did not fail to be inclusive. Besides welcoming the 36-year-old, biracial, and divorcee American foreigner in their family and royalty, unlike previous modern royal wedding we have witnessed, the blackness was real. Let’s start with the well-known American Bishop, Michael Curry, who brought his own style to the altar as he passionately addresses the audience and quoted Martin Luther King: “We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world.”
All ears were open, and all eyes were widely watching as The Kingdom Choir a notably Black gospel choir marvelously performed Ben E. Kings “Stand by Me”. A song which was perfect for the occasion after all the drama brought on by Meghan’s obviously jealous half-sister and the absence of her father due to recent heart surgery. It was the most moving performance of the ceremony yet beautifully executed. As if we have not been amazed enough, the audience was then serenaded by the 19-year-old cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason. He was the first black musician to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award in 2016.
Hollywood meet Great Britain
Let’s not forgot that besides being a humanitarian, Meghan was also an actress. In addition to the support of the Suits cast, other big figures of Hollywood were also present notably Oprah Winfrey, Georges Clooney, Serena Williams, and more.
Find someone who looks at you the way Harry looks at Meghan and a family that stands by you the way the royal family stands by Meghan.
Besides how inclusive the royal family was, we can’t ignore the kind gesture of Prince Charles who accepted to walk his future daughter in law down the aisle. Finally, all hearts were melting when Harry looked at Meghan on the altar and whispered: “You look amazing, I am so lucky!” Amazing and stunning she was indeed.
I sincerely wish the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, happiness and love forever. May God blesses their union and future family, and guide them in their upcoming handovers.