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Meghan Markle Won’t Be the First Black Princess

November 28, 20173 min read

It was recently announced that Prince Harry of Wales proposed to and is now engaged to actress, Meghan Markle. The reason why there is so much talk about the couple is Markle is biracial. Meghan’s father is a white man, while her mother is a black social worker. In the midst of all of this, there are some that believe that Meghan is going to be the first black princess, when the truth is, there are numerous black princesses all around the world.

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein

Princess Angela is married to Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein. The two wed in 2000. Princess Angela was not born into a royal family. She was born in Panama, a country in Central America, and studied fashion at Parsons design School in New York. The couple met when she was running her own design company. They have one son together, Prince Alfons. Princess Angela and her son are the two highest ranked black members of a reigning European dynasty.

Baroness Cecile de Massy

The Baroness was born in Guadeloupe and married Christian Louis, son of Princess Antoinette of Monaco. She is involved in philanthropy and a charity in Monaco. Cecile is president of Ladies Lunch in Monaco, which raises funds for underprivileged children. She is the highest-ranking black person in Monaco.

Princess Keisha Omilana

Princess Keisha is from Inglewood, California. She is a model who has worked with numerous makeup companies. She is famously known as being the first African-American woman to be featured in three continuous commercials as “The Pantene Girl”. Princess Keisha didn’t discover that Prince Kunle of Nigeria was a prince until two years after they started dating, when he proposed.

Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was married to King George III. She is believed to be the first black Queen of England. Queen Charlotte was a direct descendant of Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a Black branch of the Portuguese Royal family. Some, however believed that Queen Charlotte was white, while others pointed out her black features. Queen Charlotte died on November 17, 1818.

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Esme Marfo

I'm a 19-year-old sophomore at GWU. Love reading, writing, and listening to music. I'm also interested in social justice and equality. #UnapologeticallyBlack #BLM