Meghan Markle’s Tikka moment

Meghan is no fairy-tale princess born and brought up in a cocoon oblivious of the realities of the world. She is an accomplished woman in her own right, who has risen by virtue of her merits

Like millions around the world, many people in Mauritius too must have watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan Markle. The one jarring note that I found irritating about the coverage, that began even before the wedding, was the constant harping on her ‘biracial’ origin: White father, Black African-American mother. Why not simply an American?

However, what many here may not know is that she is no fairy-tale princess (and soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex) born and brought up in a cocoon oblivious of the realities of the world. She is an accomplished woman in her own right, who has risen by virtue of her merits and has faced hardships (including a divorce), and taken up challenges. An article she wrote in TIME magazine of March 2017, ‘How Periods Affect Potentialpresented her as ‘an actress and humanitarian who has worked with organizations such as World Vision, the United Nations, One Young World and Myna Mahila Foundation to achieve equality for women worldwide’.

 

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* Published in print edition on 25 May 2018

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