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Kensington Palace today announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Suits actress Meghan Markle — and even South Africans have joined in on the excitement.
The couple, who have been dating for 16 months, will wed in spring — which will be early 2018 in the UK.
Since news of the announcement, Meghan Markle has been trending top spot nationwide.
— Carmy (@carmenpillay) November 27, 2017
South Africans on Twitter seemed mostly excited about the prospect of another royal wedding — and likely the last for a while, considering Prince William’s eldest son is only four.
Prince Harry of wales and Meghan Marple my fave couple wow another royal wedding,congrats to them pic.twitter.com/fscK0Oh7jt
— Witness (@nomfundomemela) November 27, 2017
Yipeee!!! A royal wedding 👰! Prince Harry and Megan are engaged!
— Joy Buria (@jmarjawar) November 27, 2017
Others were excited at the prospect of Markle becoming the the first biracial person to marry into the British royal family — that above being the first American, and first actress. Some even had wedding dresses in mind.
Stanning for Megan Markle up in that palace! Prince Harry successfully shaking things up in the royal family hehe.
— Jade (@JediJada) November 27, 2017
— Zovuyo Mputa (@zovuyomputablog) November 27, 2017
But other South Africans are nonplussed about the ordeal, largely because of the British monarchy’s history of colonial rule.
Black people who are caught up in this excitement of prince harry and the Royal wedding, have you guys forgotten the 400+ years of slavery and the role this family played in it??? Personally idgaf about this wedding 👎👎
— Shady ✊ tweets😍🌟 (@shady_thato) November 27, 2017
Sure Robert Mugabe ruled for 37 years but what about the Queen of England how is she still in power and living off the spoils of colonialism and no-one says anything and YAY ANOTHER ROYAL WEDDING.
— Deep Fried Man (@DeepFriedMan) November 27, 2017
And some mourned the loss of Day One Crush, Prince Harry. May Eligible Bad Boy Bachelor Harry live long in our hearts.
I can’t believe Prince Harry is getting married. I’ve had a crush on him since Grade 2 when I saw him on CNN 💔
— Neo Sukude (@neo_sukude) November 27, 2017
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