The tabloids will not miss the opportunity to attack Meghan Markle again, highlighting the least of her actions. Reflections on a latent racism in British society.
Elizabeth II died and with her a small piece of British history died. But when a wind of change blows over British society, which is to see its currency and its anthem change, some things unfortunately cannot change.
As the royal family went to Balmoral Castle last week and the imminent death of Her Majesty was felt, the tabloids were clearly not disappointed… even if it meant continuing their worst habits, more precisely about Meghan Markle.
Kate, the good mother who is held back by her children, against Meghan, the one who “doesn’t want to”
While her husband Harry went to Balmoral, the Duchess of Sussex stayed behind, or so many media headlined it, she “avoided”, “skipped”to go to Balmoral.
It’s hard not to see this as an attempt by the British people to attack Meghan Markle again, for a long time her favorite target, with the consequences we know about her mental health .
However, Meghan Markle wasn’t the only one who didn’t go to Scotland: Kate Middleton wasn’t at the queen’s bedside either. But as he had a more valid reason, the tabloid headlines didn’t change much. The Duchess of Cambridge did not “skipped” Balmoraland especially many articles did not fail to specify the reasons for his absence: he had to take care of the imminent return of his three children, George, Charlotte and Louis.
On the contrary, the British media has largely pressed the fact that Meghan Markle should not have been “welcome” to say goodbye to the queen.
What is a little more about the alleged opposition of the two women, who have been expertly orchestrated in the past, and the alleged fight between them.
Meghan Markle, watching every move
But clearly, the press did not stop there, watching for little signs of contempt for Meghan Markle to meet the audience who came to pay respects to the queen in front of Windsor Castle.
While the interaction may have remained anecdotal and far from unique, the media echoed on several occasions how where some women refused to greet the former actresswhich seems to promote a kind of humility towards him.
Whatever she does, Meghan Markle is spied on from all sides and her actions are scrutinized. A video even went viral, showing her telling an aide that she could keep a bouquet of flowers to put on herself in front of the gates of Windsor. A “awkward exchange” for many media.
We can’t forgive Meghan Markledespite his ignorance of the protocol, but above all we make a point of things that are so to speak relatively unimportant.
In fact, some members of the royal family who were given flowers by the British who came to pay their respects to the queen, did not keep them for a long time, but gave them more or less quickly to the assistants. standing behind them.
Meghan Markle’s case reveals persistent racism
Even in a brief return to the UK, and even in the context of mourning, Meghan Markle remains a scapegoat for gutter press Briton who remained on guard, ready to make a spectacle of the anger of some Britons towards him.
In a Vox column published in January 2020, following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s announcement to distance themselves from the royal family and take away their freedom – the famous Megxit -, the researcher Maya Goodfellow accurately criticizes this denial of the British society of the racism that permeates it (and that permeates the Windsors as well):
“Much of the reaction to Markle’s decision and the couple’s decision reads like a belief that she should be grateful for what she has. That women of color – and especially black women – need to know where they belong.
Because really, a lot of comments on Harry and Meghan’s saga are ultimately not about them. It’s about how poorly understood racism is, and how even the beginnings of a reflection on it are dismissed and ignored. »
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