She said YES! And the world 🌎 watched them say
Another Royal Wedding is in the history books!!! 📚 But let’s rewind 〰️〰️ a minute… and look at what makes THIS ONE… extra special!
I watched…. and anxiously waited… from the moment their courtship became public…
OoOoo!!!! Let it work… I thought… please..please..please let them have the space… and privacy to date in peace…
All I could think was… God protect their love ❤️… shield them from hurt, harm and evil…
(Bless them!) –Amen! 🙏🏽-
….and — then–
( trumpet 🎺 please!)
The Royal ENGAGEMENT was announced!!!!
I was literally turning Cartwheels 🤸🏾♀️ 🤸🏽♂️🤸🏾♀️🤸🏽♂️ in my head… This is REALLY happening!!! “🙌🏽” YesSSss‼️
I sent a telepathic message to Prince Harry in my mind…💭 —> What has been joined by God, by God….Let no man -or- woman put asunder!!!
Ahhhh….life is but a dream…. but never in my wildest dreams💭 did I EVER imagine this would happen:
A -california- girl ☀️🌴 will marry a real life 👑 prince! 🤴 in 2018
An -AMERICAN🇺🇸 – actress would be in the world 🌍 spotlight becoming a ROYAL in the house of Windsor!
A -DIVORCED- woman… would find TRUE LOVE again… and gain FAVOR and ACCEPTANCE from HRH ( Her Royal Highness… Queen 👑 Elizabeth) Prince Charles, Prince William & Catherine, ( The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge )
And last but not least… A
-BI-RACIAL- woman… the only child… raised by a beautiful African-American MOTHER!
A culturally proud… ..~graceful~ Black woman with dred locs… and a nose ring.
A self assured woman…. who raised another strong… confident beautiful.. and outspoken woman…who captured the heart ♥️ of a prince!
Harry & Meghan fought against ALL ODDS….and MADE IT!!!”
“Hear Ye!!” “Hear Ye!!!
“Let me make this….. CRYSTAL 💎 CLEAR:
I wondered … Hmmmm….🤔 what Wallace Simpson would have thought about this???
Wallis Simpson was known as the Duchess of Windsor. She was a divorced…American socialite whose intended marriage to the British king Edward VIII caused, and I quote:
A constitutional crisis’
*****This was QUITE the story! ******
Kings were expected to select their brides from their own country …. not to mention…Wallis Simpson was on her SECOND marriage when their affair began.
—By the way…Wallis Simpson grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.
Whelp… according to tradition…
The country and the commonwealth would NOT accept a woman as queen who had been divorced twice.
Soooooo…. the king 👑 walked away from EVERYTHING…. just for her!
Yes!!!!! Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in late 1936 — becoming Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (and of course… Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor.) A tremendous sacrifice for the woman he LOVED…
I have 2 things to say:
REAL LOVE 💝 IS POWERFUL‼️
My, Oh My!!! have TIMES CHANGED‼️
Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle have definitely faced their own challenges..as well..
Everything you can imagine: Envy! Jealousy! Pressures regarding “tradition” — She’s another “commoner” sigh….Subdued racism…bold racist statements & actions…
Mostly..because of Meghan is of African- American heritage. (Her mother is Black & Father is white)
We’re talking HATERS COMING OUT OF THE WOOD WORKS… in disbelief !!!
*** BUT GUESS WHAT ???? *****
There were MORE people who respected their Love ❤️ and quickly embraced Meghan’s charisma and charm…not to mention her MILLION DOLLAR SMILE!!!!! “😁”
People can NOT deny her strong presence and personality!!! They KNEW… if Harry was settling down… this was not just any ole ordinary chick! Everybody paid attention!
This woman had class… and could handle the spotlight… If Harry liked her… by golly.. everybody else should too!!!
The world has always been mad about Harry! His fun… and outgoing nature. His kindness to people around the world.
Hey! 👋🏽 Let’s face it… Harry’s a down to earth fellow.. with great taste… He was enchanted with her… and stood firm in his belief that MEGHAN was the one!!!
All the stars aligned… ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and it was just meant to BE!!!
✨✨ #LoveWins! ✨✨
You can just IMAGINE that Harry has been scrutinized…and given his share of side eyes…👀
But Love… sees no color! When you’re captivated by LOVE… I believe couples get “super powers” They gain the strength to endure all things…
Harry LOVES Meghan… Have you seen the way he looks at her???
She turned his life around… and it all started with a BLIND DATE! Their souls connected… and the REST is History! #SoulMatesForever!
Even the Queens royal dogs LOVED Meghan! They reportedly sat right at her feet!
Correction: plopped right down ON her feet! (LOL!)
Prince Harry was amazed… saying they’d always barked at him his whole life!
“I” was not surprised one bit!
It was just one more
Dogs 🐕 can sense good souls…They’re drawn to
-genuine- people… ( They REALLY know!!)
So There! 👊🏽
I’m like: YES! YES!!! YES!!!! A woman who knows her value… has a million dollar smile… fights for causes and issues she feels strongly about… A devoted public servant…#Priceless!!!
**Meghan is the REAL DEAL!!!**
—> Is this a good place to say one of Meghan’s first TV Gigs… was one of the suitcase models on the show “Deal or No Deal!”
Yeah… there’s ANOTHER ironic connection….😊
Back to my point:
Meghan is an authentic woman who EMBRACES her culture, and racial heritage… and never ever tried to water down her TRUE SELF!
I love how Prince Harry loves her!!! How can he not??? She is smart, committed to public service, talented, quick witted…bold and EXTREMELY Beautiful!!!
I was excited to read a book about them…and watch an AMAZING movie on lifetime:
“Harry & Meghan: A royal romance… “
It was so GOOD!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽It focused on all aspects of their courtship… and engagement. The casting was SPOT ON !!!!! 👍🏽
Make sure you see it… to get a greater perspective and understanding of their lives… and their journey to be united in holy matrimony….
Back to the one of most intriguing love stories in history—>
Another interesting fact..
Wallis Simpson died in 1986…and Her funeral was held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle…The very same place where Harry & Meghan were officially married… The carefully selected location of the #RoyalWedding
Good fortune also smiled on the royal couple… with perfect weather conditions!
This event signals CHANGE! It’s a new day… Attitudes are more open to accepting diversity… people and customs that are unique… and special.
Now… about that elegant Wedding Dress!
The Bride walked down the aisle at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel in what has already become an iconic wedding dress. It was enhanced a gorgeous sheer…16 foot veil.
The Givenchy wedding dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller!
It had a demure boat neckline and three-quarter sleeves…
Meghan selected a “sparkly” accessory which has been in the British royal family for decades to adorn her head for this grand occasion.
From the queens vault…
An English tiara… known as the “Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau.
It features diamonds set in platinum, and was made in 1932. It also features a center detachable brooch made of ten diamonds dating back to 1893.
Special details of Meghan’s veil…included the embroidery of 53 flowers representing each of the British Commonwealth countries…along the trim.
Her royal majesty… Queen Elizabeth wore green to the wedding…
Doria Ragland, and the mother-of-the-bride was also in green for her daughter’s marriage to Prince Harry.
Ragland is an American yoga instructor, and social worker… who lives in Los Angeles, California
Meghan’s father was unable to make the ceremony… due to health issues… but this confident woman made history again.. walking away from traditional.. and partially walking down the isle on her own accord… before meeting up with Prince Charles, her NEW Father in law!!!
-That- was something really special… for all the world to see!
And when Meghan made her way to Harry at the alter… You could read his lips… when he turned to look at her… and said “I’m so lucky..”
Yes indeed Harry, YOU ARE!
A NEW member of the MODERN DAY royal family… is of African American decent! How divine!
This is TRULY a modern day fairytale… but wait:
***** NewsFlash!!! 📸 ****
Being a person who has ALWAYS loved History… someone who has taken great interest in learning about the Royal Family tree… ( One of my favorite shows ever.. is “The crown on Netflix!)
Anyway… I know that Meghan is not the ONLY person of color in the Royal mix!
There are TWO queens of England.. who are now considered by some historians and genealogists to have had “black” or “Moorish” ancestry… The first was reportedly “Queen Philippa of Hainault” (June 24, 1314 –August 15, 1369)
“Phillippa” was the Queen-Consort of Edward III. She was the daughter
of the Count of Hainault in the Low Countries (now in Belgium), an area that had once been ruled by Moorish tribes.
A documented account recorded by someone who saw her… all those centuries ago..said: “she is brown of skin all over, and much like her father, and in all things she is pleasant enough”
The second royal of color… ( that is acknowledged..) is traced back more than four hundred years later,
“Charlotte” of Mecklenburg (19 May 19, 1744 –November 17, 1818)
Charlotte was the Queen of Great Britain, consort of George III. A Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz – a small duchy within the Holy Roman Empire.
Charlotte is referred to as resembling her ‘Vandal’ ancestors (a Roman African tribal race).
Here’s something else I discovered in my research: People in the Georgian court made note of the Queen’s ‘wide nose’. Even Her personal physician, Baron Stockmar, wrote in his autobiography…quote: “The Queen had a ‘true mulatto (mixed race) face.”
The artist of this portrait captured all of Queen Charlotte’s natural features…
Amazing! I’ve always said that people are more connected than they realize… (as a matter of fact… I’m currently researching my own ancestry) It’s interesting to know your roots… your DNA… The people down your family line…who contribute to your existence.
I’m glad facts like these are no longer hidden away…
Everyone needs to know.. that there are ALL kinds of people of importance in our great history!
Some of them look like “ME” -and-
YOU TOO!!! “🙌🏽”
Like I said before: ” LOVE sees no color!” and it is NOT defined by it either…
——>Fast forward to May 19, 2018
I can’t tell you how much I REALLY wanted to be THERE in the United Kingdom… to witness this momentous occasion!
While I couldn’t be there… I set my clock to wake up at 4-am!!! All these months… I was thinking of a master plan….. My television was broken… Where would I go??? How would I see it???
God knew my heart! ❤️ He knew how much it meant to me to see this… and sure enough… He made a way!!!
I packed my patience… ( and some snacks… 😉) stepped out my front door..in FAITH… and it all worked out!!
Suddenly…..the TV 📺 I watched… didn’t seem to work right! I remained calm… and got it straightened out! **Whew!!! 😅**
I wanted to see it ALL!!!!
The Royal Wedding was magnificent! So Meaningful…
It was sacred…with an intimate feel…(just like Harry & Meghan wanted.)
There was a moving sermon… about
“The Power of Love…” fromThe Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry…
presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church.
The Bishop PREACHED!!!!He said:
“We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love,” he went on to say: “And when we discover that…. we will be able to make of this old world a new world!”
“Imagine governments and nations where love is the way,” Most Rev. Curry said. “Imagine this tired old world when love is the way — when love is the way, unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive! … When love is the way, poverty will become history.” He also quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, when he spoke..
Amen!!! 🙌🏽 Such a fitting address….. The world needs to hear… and Feel MORE about Love! This event was healing… it brought together so many people of all races & nationalities TOGETHER‼️
The choir was wonderful…singing “Stand by me..” You could clearly hear the words by the KINGDOM CHOIR… and feel the heartfelt meaning of them! The angelic voices of the children singing… 🎶
“May the lord bless and keep you..”🎶
🎶and then….came that CELLIST! 🎶
***Wowza!!!***He was phenomenal playing with the orchestra! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
19 year old Sheku Kanneh-Mason was -personally-asked by Meghan to perform at the royal wedding…
Kanneh-Mason started playing the cello when he was just six years old! He is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music…while he pursues his international concert career.
During the televised royal ceremony… He performed Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” Gabriel Fauré’s “Après un rêve” and Maria Theresia von Paradis’ “Sicilienne.”
**It was MAGICAL!!! ✨**
I was swooning!!! I cried Happy tears throughout the whole ceremony… 😂
Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s was 🎶 🎵 music will forever remain (in my mind), as the soundtrack… for this #ModernDayFairytale !!!
A beautiful KISS on the steps of St. George’s Chapel… immediately following the ceremony.
I know Princess Diana was smiling down from heaven! The kind and considerate son she raised… had finally taken a Bride!
What a Joy!
She’s absolutely beautiful too! I studied Meghan’s lovely face… on camera. She had the most adorable freckles! She was ✨GLOWING✨ in all her natural glory!!! #ShineOn!!! your royal highness!!! Your home state of California REJOICES in your wedding BLISS!!!
As a young girl in Atlanta, Georgia… I remember staying up ALL night to see Harry’s parents get married! I didn’t miss a beat! The wedding between Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer was WONDERFUL!
Ohhh… those Royal Brides!!! Harry said his mother would have LOVED Meghan!!! And you know what…. I couldn’t agree MORE!!!
The newlyweds then set off on a carriage procession through Windsor…
And here they are world! Their Royal Highnesses: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!!!
The Royal Union had all the pageantry of your romantic dreams!
It was a Star ⭐️ studded event with Royals.. National and international celebrities including: Elton John & Husband David Furnish, Oprah, ( Oprah was wearing a spectacular hat!!! I was like “You go Lady “O” !!!!!)
George and Amal Clooney, ( Amal looked smashing in a color bright like sunshine! (( Golden!!))
Also spotted: Idris Elba, and his fiancée…Victoria & David Beckham, Serena Williams arrived at the royal wedding with husband Alexis Ohanian,
–> They looked FANTASTIC!!! They were sharply dressed…..With that newly wed glow!!!!
Singer James Blunt, who served in the British Army with Prince Harry…was there.. Meghan’s cast-mates from her show “Suits.”
Actress Priyanka Chopra, close friend of the bride… was there in “high style!”
Late-night host James Corden… also attended… with his wife….Julia Carey.
A host of royals…including:
Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer with his wife Karen, Countess Spencer.
Michael and Carole Middleton, parents of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, along with their son James and daughter Pippa and her husband James Matthews.
After the wedding were fabulous receptions… fine food… entertainment..dancing.. and more sensational wardrobe changes!!!
(( What a day!!!))
It was just a glorious occasion.. that you never wanted to see end… but …. it had to wind down…
There’s the honeymoon… and more service work and charities to support… Bonding with their expanded family now… and branching off to start their OWN family in the futures!
A great foundation for this Royal Couple to build a life together…
And…. let’s say it together:
“Live Happily..ever After!!!” 🏰
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