Some pretty nasty comments are being made about Prince Harry‘s new girlfriend Meghan Markle. But how surprised are we really?
The world got a kick out of learning the Prince was dating a Black actress, but it seems not everybody approves of their reported union. Instead of celebrating, the British press is making attempts to smear Markle’s good name by playing up the usual stereotypes that unfortunately come along with being Black.
Just yesterday, the Daily Mail published an “exclusive” article that all but said Markle is a ghetto Black girl getting a free ride out of Compton. The article is quite literally titled, “EXCLUSIVE: Harry’s girl is (almost) straight outta Compton: Gang-scarred home of her mother revealed – so will he be dropping by for tea?”
Source: Samir Hussein / Getty
The site attempts to fasten Markle to a “crime and street gang”-riddled area of L.A. by pointing out her mom still lives in their old neighborhood, adding “Crenshaw has endured 47 crimes in the past week.” What that has to do with Toronto-based Markle – unless she somehow committed any or all of those crimes – we have no idea.
But social worker Ragland might now find herself welcoming a royal guest to downtrodden Crenshaw after Prince Harry was revealed to be dating her daughter – Suits actress Meghan Markle. Markle, 35, is now based in Toronto, Canada, but her mother remains in LA and moved to her modest green-painted home five years ago after the death of her own father, Alvin, in 2011.
Markle was brought up in a large yellow-colored detached home in central Los Angeles, while her rumored royal boyfriend spent much of his childhood between Kensington Palace and Prince Charles’ Gloucestershire mansion, Highgrove. But Harry’s literally palatial homes couldn’t be more different from the tatty one-storey homes that dominate much of Crenshaw.
And while there have been a total of 21 crimes in the immediate area around Highgrove over the past 12 months, 47 have taken place in Crenshaw in the last week alone – including murder and robbery.
The Guardian has also called attention to the British press’ natural skill for making Markle seem less than the appropriate date for a royal, writing in this article:
The British press have a different approach. They have made it clear that her relationship with Harry is scandalous, for a number of reasons: she is divorced; she is older (Markle is 35, Harry 32); she’s played raunchy scenes in the US TV series Suits – and her mother is visibly black, with dreadlocks.
Honestly, we expected as much – we just thought they’d be a lot less tacky about it.
2. Feeling very grateful to be back at work. Thanks #suitors. Love you so much. It's going to be a great season. @suits_usa #BTS #rachelzane #suits #6
2 of 27
3. Thank you for such a lovely feature @goodhousekeeping magazine! I had the best time with you and your amazing crew shooting in #Boston. Pick up your copy on stands now :) @suits_usa @_thetig (thanks to my ladies @canditita for catching my baked potato ;) & @lydiafsellers for dolling me up) xx
3 of 27
4. Sign up for the presale for my fall capsule collection for @Reitmans! The essential fall uniform I designed for work or play 😘 #MMxReitmans (on sale next week!! http://bit.ly/1qVx66l) #fashion
4 of 27
5. So excited to announce the exclusive fall collection I designed for @Reitmans!! More details by clicking link in my bio #MMxReitmans #fashion 💫please read my personal comments in the feed below 💫
5 of 27
6. I wrote an article that's near and dear to my heart - I hope you'll take a little time to read it today! Would be most grateful 💫Link in bio and right here: http://thetig.com/how-to-be-both/ #bethechange (photo cred @gaborjurina )
6 of 27
7. Cheating on bogart & guy with this little muffin 🙈 #adoptdontshop
7 of 27
8. Hanging with Little Miss Mulroney and her mama @jessicamulroney #ladiesdate #girltime
8 of 27
9. Weekend shenanigans with @jessicamulroney (wearing my very favorite button down from @mishanonoo) 👍🏽
9 of 27
10. Reunited with these gems as counsellors for @oneyoungworld #ottawa @james_chau @fbhutto
10 of 27
11. I hitched a ride with this gem, @Bobbibrown and she showed me a sneak peek of her Retouching Wands & Uber partnership....it's pretty amazing! Check out her Instagram page to find out more. Coming to NY + LA on 9/22. #BobbixUber #spon #nofilterrequired
11 of 27
12. Kids are the very best. Love having this in my trailer! Made by the sweet sweet daughter of @iamsarahgrafferty. Thanks for my daily pep talk, Oona 💕💕 #suits #suitors @suits_usa
12 of 27
13. Our girl is married. @gavinajordan you lucky duck - take the very best care of @lindsayjillroth. I know you will. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Jordan 🙊 (and for those asking below, my dress is from the lovely @lelarose xx)
13 of 27
14. Thank you for the birthday love! Cheers to all of you for sticking with me on all things serious and silly. Let's have another amazing year 💥 🐾 PS #adoptdontshop
14 of 27
15. #BTS of #suits getting camera ready and beach ready! Hiatus is one week away - getting a little extra glow with the help of @jergensus natural glow. I seriously love this stuff 👌#colorsoftherainglow #ad #summer #thetig http://thetig.com/summer-essentials/
15 of 27
16. #BTS of #suits getting camera ready and beach ready! Hiatus is one week away - getting a little extra glow with the help of @jergensus natural glow. I seriously love this stuff 👌#colorsoftherainglow #ad #summer #thetig http://thetig.com/summer-essentials/
16 of 27
17. Best time shooting today with Gina and one of our very favorites- this is @antoncropper, producer & director extraordinaire. Safe travels! See you soon xx @suits_usa #suits
17 of 27
18. Have a berry berry good weekend - be safe, be loving, be present, be grateful xx 💋 @_thetig #TheTig
18 of 27
19. Press day in #NYC - so grateful for all the support 👌🏼 Now time to talk politics & philanthropy and how to be the change. #grateful
19 of 27
20. Photoshoot with the gems at @mrporter @mrporterlive #timeflies #suits
20 of 27
21. Ain't no party like a red pants party #TheTig #sleepsweet #baystbull @talia_stylist #redpants
21 of 27
22. Missing you @gaborjurina and thinking of our trip to #Rwanda. More details to share with all of you this Tuesday on #worldwaterday
22 of 27
23. Good night moon xx
23 of 27
24. Thanks to these two gems @gregwencel @graceleebeauty + the non pictured but ever so adored @ritaremark #workworkworkworkwork 💅🏾💁🏾💋 #reitmans #reitmansreally @_thetig
24 of 27
25. When you get the package of jewelry that makes your heart go pitter pat. Thank you. Hi. @nataliemariejewellery ❤️ My very favorite. #BTS @suits_usa #suits #rachelzane #trailertime
25 of 27
26. After a long day of shooting it's date night with my boys and @lindsayjillroth #homesweethome #bogart&guy #adoptdontshop
26 of 27
27. Sending love to you Roly - I bet your ears were burning tonight ❤️ @roland_mouret // @anderson_markus #rolandmouret #TheTig
27 of 27
Continue reading British Press Attacks Prince Harry’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Girlfriend And ‘Visibly Black Mom’
Everyone's Drooling Over Prince Harry's Rumored Girlfriend Meghan Markle [PHOTOS]