Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:15 PM ET

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National Audio 4:15 PM ET

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NAT133 - (US-Royal-Wedding-Black-Culture) NEW YORK. x-22s. Today's wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle blended the pomp and circumstance of Britain's royal institution with elements of black culture, including a gospel choir and a sermon from an African-American preacher. The 36-year-old bride is the first black member of the British royal family in modern history. Her mother is black and her father is white. American Machelle Sweeting watched the wedding this morning at New York's Plaza Hotel and says that, as a black woman, seeing Markle marry into the royal family is historic. ("..getting married.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: After the pair went public in 2016, Harry lashed out in a public statement at what he described as "racial undertones" in media coverage and overt racism toward his then-girlfriend, who has been outspoken herself about grappling with her bi-racial identity. …

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