Royal Wedding: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle.

Lessons For Career Maniacs, Feminists And Same-sex Marriage Advocates In Nigeria, Other Developing Nations It is no longer news that

Lessons For Career Maniacs, Feminists And Same-sex Marriage Advocates In Nigeria, Other Developing Nations

It is no longer news that the long awaited wedding between Prince Harry – the 6th in order of succession to the British throne and Meghan Markle has come and gone on Saturday 19th May, 2018.

This wedding has kept both the main stream and social media awash with write-ups expressing divergent and biased opinion from different quarters, especially some of our Nigerian ladies who now see marriage as a bond between “equals” without credence to our sociocultural background as Africans.

Firstly, it is worthy of note that marriage has to do with self-giving and submissiveness as exemplified my Meghan. Despite having a successful career as both an actress and blogger, Meghan didn’t waste time in jettisoning her acting career for the sake of her marriage. She announced her resignation from acting as soon as they were done with their engagement on the 27th of December 2017.

This probably she did in order to assume her position as a wife without distractions and the frivolities of life. This action must have been done following direction from her husband who probably needed her to be a wife, a real and ideal wife.

More so, Meghan did not argue with her husband on the choice of religion/church. She unreservedly submitted herself to her husband’s church – the church of England Anglican Communion wherein she was baptized on March 6 2018 by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, despite been a Protestant (Pentecostal).

This is pure self denial for the sake of her marriage, knowing the sacredness of the institution and the need for the woman to submit herself to her husband as enjoined by the Bible (cf. Ephesians 5:22). This presents Meghan as a true woman who understands the place and nature of womanhood. Many feminists and successful ladies from this part of the world may want it to go their way.

They may see marriage as a social bond instead of a spiritual bond that amplifies the Biblical injunctions. They might even want a situation where the man may have to leave his own church or probably allow them to carry on with their career, even when it does not suit his fancy.

Not withstanding the fact that Meghan is three years older than Prince Harry; not minding that experience wise, Meghan has got more experience via her previous marriage, she still submitted herself in all ramifications to her husband who has obviously become her lord and master courtesy of holy matrimony.

It there becomes crystal clear to all that marriage is not a bond between equals as two captains cannot be in the same ship; rather between unequals (equals in love). It’s not a bond between a man and another man nor a woman and another woman; instead, a man and a woman.

Marriage should be priced above the woman’s career, ego, and social status. It is even more than the woman’s religion or faith. If love lands you in the hands of a man, it calls for submission, self-giving and self-emptying by both parties; more still, on the part of the woman.

Therefore, all advocates of same sex marriage and equal rights between men and women in marriage should understand that these are in contrast to the divine order. They are against the principles upon which marriage is established. In the light of this therefore, feminist, same sex marriage and gender equality advocates should learn deeply from the marriage of Prince Harry (Henry Charles Alber David) and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex KCVO.

Happy married life to Duke Harry and Duchess Meghan.

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BN Sweet Spot: Prince Harry invited Lesotho Orphan he met 14 Years ago to #RoyalWedding

Newly titled Duke of Sussex Prince Harry had on one of his trips to Southern Africa struck up a friendship with

Newly titled Duke of Sussex Prince Harry had on one of his trips to Southern Africa struck up a friendship with an orphan from Lesotho 14 years ago.

Mutso, the boy, was just 4 years old at the time, and according to Daily Mail, the two had struck up a friendship and have stayed in touch since.

The two had again met up in 2015 when Prince Harry returned to the country.

Prince Harry hugs ‘Mutso’ a young boy he made friends with on his first visit to Lesotho. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale)

Mutus was one of the representatives of Sentebale, a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, at the wedding, and he got a prime spot.

The prince was seen waving at his old friend and giving him a thumbs-up as he made his way into the cathedral with his brother and best man Prince William.

The Sentebale representatives later shared a photo of themselves on the Windsor grounds, congratulating the newly wedded couple.

Photo Credit: Daily Mail, Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale

#RoyalWedding: Meghan Markle & Price Harry’s Official Portraits have been Released!

Over the weekend, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in what can be described as a moment in

Over the weekend, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in what can be described as a moment in history.

To wrap up the Royal Wedding weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official portraits shot by Alexi Lubomirski from their big day.

The newlyweds in the photos below are photographed with the bridal party, Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of  Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

See photos below:

(Left-to-Right): Back row: Master Brian Mulroney, Miss Remi Litt, Miss Rylan Litt, Master Jasper Dyer, Prince George, Miss Ivy Mulroney, Master John Mulroney. Front row: Miss Zalie Warren, Princess Charlotte, Miss Florence van Cutsem in The Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alexi Lubomirski/The Duke and Duchess of Sussex via Getty Images)

(Left-to-right): Back row: Master Jasper Dyer, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Ms. Doria Ragland, The Duke of Cambridge; middle row: Master Brian Mulroney, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Miss Rylan Litt, Master John Mulroney; Front row: Miss Ivy Mulroney, Miss Florence van Cutsem, Miss Zalie Warren, Miss Remi Litt in The Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alexi Lubomirski/The Duke and Duchess of Sussex via Getty Images)

Harry And Meghan Thank Royal Wedding Guests

A picture released by Kensington Palace on behalf of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on May 21, 2018 shows

A picture released by Kensington Palace on behalf of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on May 21, 2018 shows Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (CL) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, (CR) posing for an official wedding photograph with (L-R back row) Master Brian Mulroney, Miss Remi Litt, Miss Rylan Litt, Master Jasper Dyer, Prince George of Cambridge, Miss Ivy Mulroney, Master John Mulroney and (L-R front row) Miss Zalie Warren, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Miss Florence van Cutsem in the Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018. PHOTO: Alexi Lubomirski / KENSINGTON PALACE / AFP

 

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday,” the palace said in a statement.

“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world,” it said.

Some 100,000 people came for the ceremony in Windsor, west of London and it was watched live globally, including by 29 million people in the US alone.

The two said they were “delighted” with the official portraits taken by Alexi Lubomirski and thanked the public for their “generous members of support”.

One photo shows the couple with Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, her husband Prince Philip, and their son Prince Charles, the heir to the throne.

In another, the newlyweds pose with all the page boys and bridesmaids who took part in the wedding, including Prince George, who is third in line to the throne.

The third shows the couple alone in black and white.

As a member of the royal family, Meghan now has her own page on the official royal.uk website which carries a short biography focusing on her support for social justice and women’s empowerment causes.

“I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, said on the site.

The description prompted press speculation that Meghan may challenge the royal family’s tradition of not getting involved in politically sensitive subjects.

The Daily Mail said Meghan would “take the royals in a striking new direction” but also voiced caution.

“She must be careful that her enthusiasm for these causes doesn’t allow her to be pulled into the political fray. To survive, the monarchy must remain scrupulously neutral,” it said in an editorial.

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The Official Portraits From The #RoyalWedding Will Get You All Mushy

In case you thought we were finally over the Royal Wedding well, we’re not!  How beautiful are these official portraits

In case you thought we were finally over the Royal Wedding well, we’re not! 

How beautiful are these official portraits from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s big day?

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BN Style: The Scoop on Meghan Markle’s Radiant Look for her Big Day

Amid rife speculation on what her hair and makeup would look like, fans were pleasantly surprised to see that Meghan

Amid rife speculation on what her hair and makeup would look like, fans were pleasantly surprised to see that Meghan Markle opted to go for a very natural beauty look. With super clean skin (you could even see her freckles!) a lightly smokey eye and a sheer lip – her natural beauty was spotlit.

Her surprisingly low-maintenance look wasn’t very far from her everyday look – she opted for a messy bun with a centre part, a look she’s been seen in at other functions with Prince Harry. Helped by her longtime collaborator and friend Daniel Martin, who is also a consultant for Honest Beauty and brand ambassador for Dior Beauty, they went for a radiant, naturally flawless look, focusing on highlighting her best features, with thick lashes to accentuate her piercing eyes, strong brows and a rosy complexion. Serge Normant (famously celebrity hairstylist to megastars like Julia Roberts) was responsible for her softly romantic yet modern hair.

This beauty look paired perfectly with her modern and simple Givenchy dress by Clare Waight Keller. She looked effortless and elegant and if this isn’t looking like the very best version of yourself, we don’t know what is!

Photo Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Harry And Meghan To Delay Honeymoon For Royal Duties

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (L) opens the passenger door of an E-Type Jaguar car for his wife Meghan

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (L) opens the passenger door of an E-Type Jaguar car for his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (R) as they leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House.

PHOTO: Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP

 

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

The newly ennobled Duke and Duchess of Sussex staged a huge party after the ceremony on Saturday at Windsor Castle, where they were greeted by around 100,000 people lining the streets and watched by millions around the world.

The beaming couple were seen driving to the evening bash in a vintage Jaguar, Meghan having changed from her sweeping Givenchy wedding gown into a sleek Stella McCartney halterneck dress, with Harry switching his military frockcoat for black tie.

On the bride’s finger was a large aquamarine ring, which belonged to Harry’s beloved late mother, Diana.

Details of the bash, hosted by Harry’s father Prince Charles in a house on the castle grounds for 200 close friends and family, were a top secret although fireworks were seen over Windsor late in the evening.

Some of the celebrities who attended the earlier service, including George Clooney and tennis star Serena Williams, were also spotted heading in.

The wedding was like no other the royal family has ever staged, a mix of the pageantry that Britain does so well, with celebrity razzmatazz and African-American culture.

In a ceremony filled with laughs and not a few tears, the couple held hands, and the prince was visibly emotional as he greeted his bride at the altar saying: “You look amazing.”

A gospel choir sang “Stand By Me” and US pastor Michael Curry delivered a passionate, lengthy address about the power of love, referencing slavery.

Meghan, a mixed-race television actress, also made her mark by walking up the aisle partly on her own and giving a speech at the evening reception.

“Kisstory: Harry & Meg’s historic change for the monarchy,” headlined The Sun on Sunday, with a photograph of the couple kissing on the steps of St George’s Chapel.

“If ever there was a wedding to symbolise modern, multi-cultural, multi-racial Britain, yesterday’s was it,” the Sunday Mirror wrote in an editorial.

“Disney could not have come up with a better princess,” said the Sunday Telegraph, while The Mail on Sunday simply said: “Harry ever after!”

Back to work

After staying at Windsor overnight, Harry and Meghan were due to return to their home at Kensington Palace in London at some point on Sunday afternoon.

They will not be taking a honeymoon immediately, as they are due to attend a charity garden party for Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

Meghan and Charles have reportedly forged a strong bond, and he stepped in to escort her to the altar at the wedding after her own father pulled out following a media furore and subsequent heart surgery.

Charles also invited Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, the only member of the Markle family to attend the wedding, for tea before the big day and chatted to her in the church.

Windsor was transformed into a sea of Union Jack flags for the wedding, with the world’s media mixing with thousands of well-wishers, many of whom camped out for days.

“Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world,” the royal family tweeted.

As a member of the monarchy, Meghan now has her own section of the royal. UK website, which highlights her charity work — and plays down her acting career.

The section “About the Duchess of Sussex” notes her activism from an early age, as well as her work with UN Women, One Young World and World Vision, with only a passing reference to “filming in Toronto”.

The biography section offers a few more details about Meghan’s near 15-year career as an actress, including in hit US television series “Suits”, shot in Toronto.

It also references her lifestyle blog, The Tig — which, like her acting, she has given up to join the House of Windsor.

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#RoyalWedding: Over Six Million Tweets On Harry And Meghan’s Big Day

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R) and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R) and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. PHOTO: Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP

 

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother’s wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday.

Between 2200 GMT Friday and 2300 GMT Saturday, 6,604,498 tweets were posted worldwide on the royal nuptials, of which 5.2 million bore the hashtag #RoyalWedding, the French firm said.

That compared with 1,821,669 tweets across a similar timeframe for Prince William when he married Kate Middleton back on April 29, 2011 when Twitter, founded in 2006, was in its relative infancy.

The most picked up post was by Lucy Sempey and was retweeted nearly 105,000 times. It was a photograph of Markle outside Buckingham Palace as a teen with the message: “One day you’re 15 and posing outside Buckingham palace and 22 years later you’re marrying the Prince. Unreal.”

AFP

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Meet Bishop Michael Curry, The African-American Preacher From Chicago Who Delivered That Powerful #RoyalWedding Sermon

Bishop Michael Curry ‘There is power in love’! That is the core message from the sermon delivered by African-American Anglican

Bishop Michael Curry

‘There is power in love’! That is the core message from the sermon delivered by African-American Anglican bishop Michael Curry from Illinois, Chicago and president of the US Episcopal Church.

Running at nearly fifteen minutes, the Bishop’s sermon which emphasized the power of love, wasn’t the traditional kind of sermon you’d hear or the romantic love you might express at a wedding. No, it was none of that. Rather, Curry was drawing on the rhetoric of liberation theology — a 20th century theological tradition inspired by Marxist thought — to characterize love as a necessary, chaotic, and political force.

The newlyweds had personally asked Bishop Curry to give an address in front of their 600 guests at the St. George’s Chapel. Curry was articulate, charismatic, fiery, enthusiastic, passionate about the message that he came to deliver. He spoke in the style of black American preachers, quoting respected speakers like Martin Luther King Jr.

“’We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love,’” he said as he quoted Dr King. “‘And when we do that, we will make of this whole world a new world. But love, love is the only way.’”

Who is Michael Curry?

For those who may be wondering who this exceptional preacher is, here are 5 quick things you need to know about him.

  • He was ordained as a priest in 1978, is the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and has spoken on issues including social justice, immigration policy and marriage equality.
  • Bishop Curry defended the Episcopal Church’s move to allow same-sex couples to marry in a church in 2015, which caused some churches to cut ties.
  • He most recently campaigned for the creation of family day care providers, educational centres and investment in inner-city neighbourhoods in all three of his parish ministries – North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland.
  • The US Episcopal Church is one of only two Anglican churches worldwide that allow gay marriage in church – the other being the Scottish Episcopal Church.
  • In North Carolina, he helped to refocus the church’s development goals to fund malaria nets to save more than 100,000 lives.

Watch his full sermon below:

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Prince Harry drove Meghan Markle to their Royal Wedding reception in this electric Jaguar

Well over a billion people all over the world tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and

Well over a billion people all over the world tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this morning, but now that it's all said and done, it's time to direct our attention to the car that the newly crowned Duke and Duchess of Sussex drove to their reception. The
Jaguar E-Type Zero
first debuted in September of 2017, but it's getting a whole heck of a lot more press today than it did then. Welcome to the Royal Family, Jag.

Jaguar left as much of the original 1968 Series 1.5 E-Type in tact as possible while replacing the original inline-six engine with an electric motor and battery pack. Enough power is sent to the rear wheels to push this feline from 0-62 in just 5.5 seconds. That means it's quicker now than it was when new and chugging on gasoline.

The E-Type Zero's range of 170 miles is way more than enough to whisk the happy couple away from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House on the Windsor Estate, where Harry's father, the Prince of Wales, is hosting their wedding reception. But if it were to run out of juice, its 40kWh battery can be recharged in under 7 hours.

Want one of your own? The Daily Mail says it'll cost £350,000 (that's over $470,000 here in the States). Just don't expect a customized license plate to match the date of your wedding.

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