Why Do Minorities Believe The Royal Family Is Racist? The minority community, in particular Black and Brown people, have so many years recognise the deep racist culture that is embedded in British society and the Royal family is not exempt from that culture.
I would say that racism started to come more openly in the Royal family when Princess Diana started dating Dodi Fayed and, for the first time, the recognition that there are members of the Royal family who did not see someone for their colour or religion. The British nation never had an opportunity to see how that relationship would have developed because, on 31 August 1997, Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed died in an automobile accident In France.
Over twenty years later, Diana youngest son Prince Harry met a mixed-race American actress who, previously married and divorced, fell in love. They were married on 19 May 2018. The world stood in awe and watched the couple on their big day; it was as amazing as when Diana married Charles. The look of happiness on both their faces made it appear to the world that all was well in the Royal household. Considering that the Monarch gave her blessing to the wedding was an achievement.
In my opinion, the vast majority of Black people were holding their breath, wondering when the house of cards was going to fall. Harry is a progressive Royal and did not care that is wife was mixed-race, but many in the Royal household was not happy with the union and were determined to destroy the marriage.
When Harry and Meghan announce they were stepping back from frontline royal duties, we realised the cracks were beginning to show. People must understand that although the Queen is the Head of the Commonwealth, which as 54 countries with millions of black people, it is accepted that so long as they stay in their place, that was fine but marrying into the royal family is taboo.
In most minority eyes, the Queen does not have a bone of racism in her body. But she only make up one part of the British Monarchy. It is those that run the Monarchy that is the problem. These people have archaic and draconian ways. They can not accept that a Black person has a right in the Royal family, much less to marry a prince born into that family.
The information about racism that came out during the Oprah Winfrey interview between Harry and Meghan does not surprise Black people; we are only shocked that it took so long to come into the public domain. The deplorable way Meghan was treated is typical of how the establishment believes they could either drive her to her death or divorce Prince Harry.
Once the firm realises that the couple were having a baby and the potential to have more children, the dread of a mixed-race child or children born into the family infiltrating the British Royal family was unbearable. They would not have that, so they set out to destroy her in the press, physically and mentally.
But Prince Harry remembers what his mother had undergone. He was not prepared to allow his wife and child to be subjected to that kind of counterproductive actions or, more severely, his wife could lose her life because of an outdated, repressive, racist group of people who cannot come out of the past or the darkness of racism and emerge into the light of cohesiveness.
We believe and know that there is racism with the British monarchy, and it is not going away anytime soon. Irrespective of the fact that some people’s racist behaviour in the Royal family is no longer a secret and the Oprah Winfrey interview blow the racist behaviour wide open, there is still not going to be many changes to current bad practices.
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