The other day I was listening to part of the interview they did to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. I loved how they looked at each other, finished each other’s sentences and just basically looked very in love while at the same time very down-to-earth people. What I didn’t like was one of the questions regards Meghan’s ethnicity background.
The journalist asked her about the harassment from media she had suffered months ago regards her ethnic background and how would make her an “unsuitable” wife to a prince.
How is that possible in a world where everyone pretends to be so “open-minded” and accepting of people… Her answer was great and I think I would have replied the same thing.
Will your ethnicity affect your marriage? You marry a person, not a nation. I agree there are cultural differences, traditions, but more than your place of birth it has to do with your family background, how you were raised. The colour of my skin is not a matter of discussion. It really shouldn’t be. Would Meghan’s ethnicity have less impact if she was Caucasian? The fact that she had a black mother and a white father doesn’t define the type of person she is. When I first met my husband I never thought…”mmm, I’m going to talk to this guy, his ethnicity is so appealing to me!” I just saw a good-looking interesting person which I thought would be nice to have a chat with. Almost 8 years later, 2 children and 2 guinea pigs -yes, I count them as part of the family..:D – we are still getting to know each other. He is from Brazil and his skin has this beautiful colour that I wish I could have but I only get for one week in Summer if I am lucky enough! His mum has dark skin and his dad has light skin. My parents are both from Peru and I have been confused with Filipino, Chinese, Mexican and all other nationalities. lol
Does it really matter? The colour of your skin will define how your marriage will go? Harry and Meghan are just that, Harry and Meghan, two people that will have to work as hard as every other couple to make things work in their relationship. The only thing different to many of us is that they have millions of eyes looking at them. Despite that, it won’t be Meghan’s ethnicity or Harry’s ethnicity that will make things work on their journey. They will need the same tools we all need to have a happy family. Patience, love, understanding, more patience, respect and above all, loads of sense of humour.
Don’t you think?… 😉