On May 19th, millions of people around the world watched the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and LA-born actress Meghan Markle. The two will now become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as Harry is sixth in line for the throne. But between all of the usual scenes of a traditional royal wedding, there were a lot of moments that showcased the progress of inclusion in an institution that has mostly been dominated by an white, elite class structure.
The country of Britain has always publicly prided itself on its diversity and acceptance of all people, but The Crown has known to be behind the times in its advancement beyond its traditional, religious framework. Markle is not only a divercee, but the first person of color in modern history to join the Royal Family. Along with this historic moment, we were also delighted by the beautiful sermon during the ceremony from Bishop Michael Curry. The Bishop referenced a wide range of topics, from Martin Luther King Jr. to the history of slavery in America. Along with other elements, such as the performance by a gospel choir, the traditional structure of the Royal Wedding got a huge boost of multiculturalism and taste of real diversity that can be found in cities all over the UK.