An example of all sorts of symbolism for a 2018 world from the Brits and yes….America…
The Best to the couple…
A thousand-year-old English castle echoed with the exhortations of a black preacher and a gospel choir on Saturday, as Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, an American actress, nudging the British royal family into a new era.
Ms. Markle, who has long identified herself as a feminist, entered St. George’s Chapel alone rather than being given away by her father, a departure from long tradition that in itself sent a message to the world. She was met halfway by Prince Charles, her future father-in-law and presumably the future king of Britain.
Prince Harry, who is sixth in line for the throne, has long called on Britain’s monarchy to modernize, and draw closer to the daily life of its people. But the most extraordinary thing he has done is to marry Ms. Markle, an American actress who is three years his senior, biracial, divorced and outspoken in her views.
In a time of tribalism and separation, it was a clear move toward an integrated modern future from the oldest of houses. Seated directly opposite Queen Elizabeth II was Ms. Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, the descendant of slaves on plantations in the American Deep South…..
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