“But it was right at the beginning,” her husband Prince Harry later added, “What will the kids look like?”
Even the angry backlash, by those blindly defending the monarchy, resonate for those people who have spoken out only to be confronted by racism’s evil twin sister — defensiveness.
And many more will relate to the mental health issues that come with being marginalized in a predominantly — or in Meghan’s case completely — White space, the sense of exclusion, the feeling of being unworthy, unwanted and afraid.
Throughout their two-hour TV special, aired in the United States on Sunday night, Meghan and Harry were careful to focus on the “system,” “the firm,” and the “institution,” and never accused any specific individuals. This is perhaps a sign of respect to Prince Harry’s grandmother, the Queen, and his other relatives across the Atlantic, but it also broadens the couple’s struggle and ties it to the global anti-racism movement.