I wanted to pop in really quickly (aside from our normally scheduled programming) to recap yesterday’s Royal Wedding (which is currently streaming on Hulu if you missed it).
Much of the world has been preparing for the nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (the last and only Duke of Sussex was Prince Augustus Frederick, an abolitionist and liberal member of the royal family). The wedding is especially exciting because Meghan is from America, and her mother is African-American, so the idea of having an “American princess” and a “black princess” have enthralled people across the country.
Yesterday, I woke up at the bright hour of 5:30am and got to preparing an English breakfast: Sweet rolls, breakfast biscuits and English breakfast tea with some apple slices on the side. A humble and delicious attempt! I was finished just in time for Meghan to emerge from the car (which had been speeding and somehow made it on time despite a 15-minute delay earlier).
The ceremony was so entertaining I almost forgot to live-tweet, but I hopped on just in time to see some funny and heartwarming posts.
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) May 19, 2018
A black reverend preaching to British royalty about the resilience of faith during slavery is 10000000% not what I thought I was waking up for, the royal wedding is good
— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) May 19, 2018
At first I was like “Donald Glover on the cello??”
Let me chill #RoyalWedding
— your fave snack🙅🏽♀️ (@CandaceHowze) May 19, 2018
Is someone ululating in the crowd?! #Royalwedding
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) May 19, 2018
Some of the most memorable moments of the wedding were The Kingdom Choir’s beautiful rendition of Stand by Me
and 19-year-old cellist, Sheku Kanneh Mason’s mesmerizing solo.
But the moment that took the cake was the sermon on love by Bishop Michael Bruce Curry:
I don’t think anyone expected to see such a blend of cultures at the wedding, but it’s evident that Meghan made it a point to represent her African American heritage at the ceremony, and it was done with so much poise, class, and dignity. They even left the chapel to This Little Light of Mine!
And Meghan’s mom, Doria Raglund, who represented Meghan’s family all on her own, was simply stunning. She literally looks like the sweetest person ever, I just wanted to give her a hug the whole time.
After yesterday’s beautiful messages on love, the internet made for a nice place to be for a change. So I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Bishop Curry’s sermon:
“Think and imagine a world when love is the way. … Because when love is the way, we actually treat each other like we are actually family. When love is the way, we know that God is the source of us all. And we are brothers and sisters, children of God. My brothers and sisters, that’s a new Heaven, a new Earth, a new world, a new human family.”
Did you watch the Royal Wedding? If so, what was your favorite part? Any hats or dresses your particularly enjoyed? Let me know below!