The Trumps donate to one of the couple’s designated charities as a wedding gift.
I woke up this morning to an onslaught of coverage of the Royal Wedding of Great Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, which apparently broke nearly every aspect of royal British tradition ever established since the Norman invasion of 1066.
…Today Meghan became the first mixed-race member of the royal family in an extraordinary journey for a girl born in LA to a white father and African-American mother who fought her way through the tough world of showbusiness to land a plum role in the TV series Suits.
Harry and Meghan’s big day couldn’t have been more different than royal weddings of the past, especially because the prince was visibly emotional throughout – and guests suggested it was the most diverse major event in the Queen’s 66-year reign.
The prince had looked tearful when he saw his bride for the first time, grabbing her hand telling her: ‘You look amazing – I missed you’ before tenderly lifting her veil.
The new Duke of Sussex also said ‘thank you, pa’ after his father Prince Charles walked the now Duchess of Sussex down the aisle of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, having stepped in at the last moment for Meghan’s father Thomas.
It is reported that Markle wanted this to be a “fusion” event, with a blending of American and British elements. To that end, she arranged for a US bishop to deliver a passionate address that appeared to amuse the royal invitees and a gospel choir filling the chapel with music from Ben E. King and Etta James.
We at Legal Insurrection wish the newlyweds much happiness. As the Windsor family has had more than its share of drama and tragedy, we hope this union is a shining success, Disney style.
Speaking of American and British unions, some of the TV commenters indicated that Markle might make a wonderful “ambassador” for the US, helping ease the tensions between the two nations that have been evident since President Donald Trump took office. Perhaps.
The Trumps graciously sent a wedding gift, despite the fact that political figures were kept off the guest list and Prince Harry is friends with Trump’s predecessor. The gift is in keeping with Trump’s tradition of giving generously to charity.
The White House says that the president and first lady will make a donation to one of the charities the Harry and Meghan recommended to their guests.
‘President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,’ Lindsay Walters, a spokeswoman for the White House, told DailyMail.com on Wednesday.
The couple has asked guests and well-wishers donate to charity close to their hearts rather than buying a gift when they tie the knot on May 19.
The visit will include a meeting between Trump and May, who have clashed in the past over issues including trade and terrorism.
…Both governments have tried to schedule a presidential visit in the past, but plans have been scrapped after flare-ups between the two leaders.
The tensions have impeded May’s efforts to broker a new trade agreement with the U.S., which will be necessary once Great Britain leaves the European Union.
I will simply note that Markle’s wedding guest list included Hollywood celebrities and bicoastal glitterati. I hope she remembers that there is more to America than the two coasts and their progressive culture, and finds it within herself to be gracious to the elected leader of her home country, as he represents the heartland of a great nation as well.DONATE
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