Looking at the kind of treatment the royal couple continues to face to date, I think we can safely conclude that the world is still a long way from genuinely embracing interracial unions and sadly, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not been spared from this unwarranted criticism.
I studied in The Netherlands where bicycles are just part of their lives and culture. I realized there was a big potential for Africa to take this up seriously and plan for it especially because of its health and economic benefits.
Duchess Meghan did not grow up with Samantha Grant or Thomas Markle, Jr. Samantha Grant knows nothing about Duchess Meghan. All she has are a handful of old baby photographs and a graduation picture.
Grant is not only an enabler and facilitator of the British tabloids, but she is also the darling of internet trolls and Megxiters who are engaged in a sustained, cynical and dark campaign of hate, humiliation and “othering” of Duchess Meghan.
And, even as he wallowed in self-pity in interview after interview, not once did Mr. Markle mention that his daughter had begged him to stop speaking to the media so that they could repair their relationship in private.
Thomas Markle, Sr. joined forces with his oldest daughter, Samantha Grant, against his youngest daughter, now a Duchess, in a cold, calculated, relentless and terrifying public campaign of emotional and psychological bullying.
The feeling of entitlement, of ownership of this woman of color by this white family expressed in this letter is quite terrifying. But, it receives not a single mention in the media. None.
Driven by jealousy and bitterness, which is partially racially-motivated, Samantha Grant lashed out at her half-sister in paid media appearances and on Twitter.
What do you do when your white father and his white children, for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver, turn you into their meal ticket by joining forces with the racist/sexist hate mongers aligned against you?
Duchess Meghan is not the problem and never was. You are the problem if you are finding it very difficult to accommodate diversity and a visionary mind.