Meghan Markle Makes First Appearance With The Queen

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Meghan Markle, seems to be seamlessly blending into the Royal Family. The New Duchess of Sussex recently stepped out for her first outing with Queen Elizabeth II without her husband, Prince Harry– and it looks like things are going well!

Markle and the Queen left the royal palace for Cheshire to open a new bridge Thursday morning. The trip is likely considered royal etiquette training as she follows the Queen through her more mundane events.

They are expected to later visit Chester to open Storyhouse, a new library, theater, and cinema.

According to Kensington Palace, newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, are set to tour various countries for a short time period. The couple will tour Fiji, Australia, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand.

Markle married into the family in May. The couple’s extravagant ceremony at St. George’s chapel in Windsor Castle was watched by millions around the world. Markle’s royal wedding to Prince Harry is especially significant in comparison to other royal weddings of the past because of her race as a half-black woman.

Related: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Extend Wedding Invitation To The Public

The most significant notes made about the wedding were regarding the performers featured in the ceremony. The half-black bride represented for the black community by showcasing Britain’s black excellence for her big day.The couple’s ceremony was performed by the Most Rev. Michael Curry. She invited The Kingdom Choir, a predominantly black gospel choir composed of 20 singers from south east of England, to perform “Stand By Me” as the wedding began. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first black musician to win BBC Young Musician of the Year, was the cellist at the wedding.

For many black Brits and African Americans, this wedding meant a lot more. To some, it represented change- a sense of victory coming after hundreds of years of racism. Markle marks the first ever known biracial woman to marry into the royal family. The representation of blackness in the royal wedding and on such a huge platform was recognized across the globe.

 

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