Harry’s fierce fiancé, Meghan Markle, has UK's knickers in a twist

UK’s response to Prince Harry’s fiancé, Meghan Markle, reflects complex interaction between race, class and gender.

The last time a member of the British Royal family married an American divorcée, he was forced to abdicate the throne.…

While the British press has made what Afua Hirsh, writing for The Guardian , calls “frequent and cryptic references” about Markle’s race, the response on social media has been diverse. Earlier this month, for instance, Daily Mail declared that “Harry’s girl is (almost) straight out of Compton,” while Facebook commentators on a video of Markle shared by the Independent focused on the soon-to-be-princess’ credentials as a feminist rather than on her race.

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