According to some experts, Markle isn’t the first biracial person to enter into Britain’s royal bloodline. There’s an argument that it was Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, who was the first biracial royal family member.
According to the Washington Post, some historians believe Queen Charlotte “was directly descended from a black branch of the Portuguese royal family: Alfonso III and his concubine, Ouruana, a black Moor.” The Post goes on to say that after Charlotte’s death in 1818, she passed on her Moorish roots all the way up to the current Queen Elizabeth II.
Does the royal family care as much as all those Twitter trolls and racists? Nope. A Buckingham Palace spokesman told The Boston Globe, “This has been rumored for years and years. It is a matter of history, and frankly, we’ve got far more important things to talk about.”
But it’s possible that all the constant bashings from British tabloids has gotten the best of the royal couple. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, they posted a message to their Instagram account announcing that they are “stepping back” from their royal duties and will “work to become financially independent” while living in Canada.