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All Hail the Queen

All Hail the Queen
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Canada House on January 07, 2020, in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

By Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:27 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The question for many is will the Harry-Meghan union mess undo the British Monarchy? One answer is who cares or why should we care?

Presidents have come and gone but Elizabeth II still held the Throne of England. So too has it been with wars and internal divisions, Queen Elizabeth II has been the one enduring and consistent factor. She has seen it all and been a consistent reassuring presence to her nation.

Too many have theorized that racism is behind the rubbish about the Sussex household’s recent trials and tribulations. Is the media picking on Meghan because she is black or whether she was allowed to marry Prince Harry because they needed some diversity in the ranks of the monarchy?

Queen Elizabeth II is England’s longest reigning monarch and has held tight on the reigns of that institution fully appreciating her role as the titular head of the Anglican church, which is the Church of England, serving as Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor. Seemingly missed in all of the Sussex wedding hoopla, besides bride Meghan and the Kingdom Choir, other significant black historical figures were on display — The Queen’s own religious counsel is Rose Josephine Hudson-Wilkin, the first black woman to become a Church of England bishop now serving as the Bishop of Dover. The officiating minister for that event was American Bishop Michael Curry, the first black presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church which is part of the Anglican Communion. Other prominent English monarchy’s notes of color have been Queen Vitoria’s adopted goddaughter Sara Forbes Bonetta and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz whose namesake is Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County where the 2020 Republican National Convention will be held.

Those of us who are black and proud of such know racism abounds and feel it all the time. Traditions which have helped build nations must not be discounted. Not every experience is based on racism and despite its pervasiveness, must be set aside to move on if we want to be effectively moved forward.

Queen Elizabeth II’s statements on the Sussex’s desire to autonomously step back from royal duties has been remarkably well thought out but swift in removing the Sussex’s royal titles and compensation from the public funds of the British government, as well as reimburse the cost of renovations to their Frogmore House. The Queen’s compassionate tone gives all the freedom to fly but the umbilical cord of the House of Windsor is still there. It was evident with the birth of each new child to Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, that the Sussex household was pushed further down in the line of succession thereby diminishing Prince Hurry’s role as a spare but not their royal connections.

One of the role models that the Sussex’s could establish was to not only explore their own paths while not exploiting their royal connections to the crown. This would also be a valuable example for U.S. children of politicians, entertainers, etc. and their progeny to follow.

A message needs to be absorbed by the public to get over their fascination with the rich and famous as well as those well connected. We need to reach out and help those who can’t help themselves. We need to reaffirm the need for societal meritocracy and excellence so that every child and person can be recognized for who he is and what he brings to the table appreciating kudos they have earned.

Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a licensed teacher, retired Corporate physician, former county school board member, speaker, author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us Book 1" (available through Amazon. com) and is the NC Republican National Committeewoman. Contact through DrAdaMFisher.org. To read more of Dr. Fisher's reports, Click Here Now.

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