The Royal Wedding
It has been called the “one of most extraordinary fairy tale romances of modern times”. On Saturday, March 19, Prince Harry married the American actress Meghan Markle. She is not your traditional princess. She describes herself as a “strong, confident, mixed-race woman” and has been outspoken in her support for feminism and other causes. What does it mean to be a young royal in the 21st century? And will Meghan’s arrival change the monarchy — and the United Kingdom — for good?
The royal wedding preacher who stole the show
Can love change the world? Poverty, war and injustice could all be made history if we embrace the power of love. So declared Bishop Michael Curry in a show-stealing royal wedding sermon.
‘A new era’ dawns as Meghan marries Harry
Can the monarchy survive? The royal wedding had civil rights, a gospel choir singing Stand By Me and a bride who gave herself away. Some are...
The prince, the media and a Markle debacle
Is The Firm fit for purpose? All week, Kensington Palace has struggled to keep up with a run of bad press stories surrounding Meghan Markle’s family. Aren’t they supposed to be good at this?
A mixed-race princess who could change Britain
Can Meghan Markle change the UK’s attitude towards race? She is poised to become the first biracial royal — an important milestone for a country with a growing mixed-race population.
Meghan’s ‘dad crisis’ stirs marriage debate
Is marriage itself past its sell-by date? Just as the big day looms, Meghan Markle is facing a family drama: her father may not walk her down the aisle. Some say the tradition is sexist anyway.