It was a real privilege to be back in England to experience the euphoria, warmth and spectacle of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle…
In world riven with so much conflict, hatred and sorrow, it was wonderful to take a moment to share in the happiness of a beautiful couple so obviously in love, a nation so clearly delighted for them and to reflect on how special it is to be British. It was a reminder that love conquers all and that family is the most important thing in life.
Watching the genuine affection between Harry and Meghan, and observing the fairytale wedding of a mixed-race American girl from Los Angeles who has become a princess moved me…
Very few nations enjoy the benefits of the unifying, non-political leadership that our monarchy brings, and on days like this when millions of people around the country paused to celebrate and seemed so genuinely happy, it was a reminder of just how special an institution the Royal Family is.
Watching Prince Harry marry his beautiful, American bride before an audience of over a billion people around the world, serenaded by both traditional British wedding music and the wondrous sound of a gospel choir reminded me of our country’s incredible history and diversity — and why I love the Royals!
I have always felt a special connection to the Royal Family, due to the strong influence of my fiercely Royalist mother, and today was particularly special, watching a young lady of color and an American marry into the First Family.
I wish the Duke and Duchess of Sussex every happiness for the future; welcome to the [British] family, Lady Meghan!