Markle may not be the first mixed race royal.

You all spoke and I listened

Initially I posted about that Meghan Markle was the first Black Royal in Britain. In all of my joy and excitement I posted prematurely. In the back of my mind I knew she wasn’t, but I couldn’t contain my joy lol. Also to set the record straight she is Bi-racial, she doesn’t pick one side over the other. Which after watching this Goalcast video , I totally get it.

But we are still claiming her!

As followers you called me on the carpet and I appreciate it. I wanted to find an article to share with you all. Always give me insight because here at Black Bold and Natural the goal is to continually feature our Black Excellence.

Please read the excerpt from The Washington Post below.



Excerpt from DeNeen L. Brown of Washington Post

Markle, whose mother is black and whose father is white, may not be the first mixed-race royal.Some historians suspect that Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III who bore the king 15 children, was of African descent.Historian Mario De Valdes y Cocom argues that Queen Charlotte was directly descended from a black branch of the Portuguese royal family: Alfonso III and his concubine, Ouruana, a black Moor.In the 13th century, “Alfonso III of Portugal conquered a little town named Faro from the Moors,” said Valdes, a researcher for Frontline PBS. “He demanded [the governor’s] daughter as a paramour. He had three children with her.”To read more from The Washington Post Click Here

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