Black Twitter's Reactions to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Engagement Has Us Cackling
Congratulations to the couple are in order, but first to Black Twitter for holding it down with the jokes.
The only way we found out about Prince Harry's engagement to American actor Meghan Markle was via the many hilarious reactions courtesy of Black Twitter.
But here's the official tweet from his house so you know it's real.
The Prince of Wales has announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. https://t.co/rtlAnFCWTf— Kensington Palace (@Kensington Palace) 1511776858.0
The couple has been an item since summer 2016, and Prince Harry quietly proposed to her earlier this month. You might be familiar with LA-native Markle from her role as Rachel Zane, a paralegal in the TV show Suits.
But anyway, this news comes as no surprise to Black Twitter, as Prince Harry has been known to be more open than your usual royal.
https://t.co/ADYYI3qk2N— bolu babalola. (@bolu babalola.) 1511780735.0
@Samara_Linton https://t.co/lRMJLYXVRK— Pa’lante Mami (@Pa’lante Mami) 1511782986.0
And before internet intellectuals cringe at why Black Twitter is giving this the time of day in the first place knowing the atrocities the monarchy has caused the world (the global black community especially), we can be conscious and happy for a sister at the same damn time.
me, from first words to 26 November, 2017: nah fuck the whole entire royal institution, tbh me, 27 November, 2017: https://t.co/G86M3Ws0Vc— Bim Adewunmi (@Bim Adewunmi) 1511784073.0
the monarchy is a relic of colonialism that— [reads headline] GO PRINCESS! BLACK PRINCESS! [hits ferocious cabbage… https://t.co/oBZGQmT57M— wikipedia brown (@wikipedia brown) 1511793448.0
At least for today.
Folks are out here plotting on how to snag in invite to the nuptials—by just claiming Markle as family (don't ask why or how, she just is).
Me, scamming my way into this Royal Wedding https://t.co/5Y9SDpzOUV— Ira Madison III (@Ira Madison III) 1511785461.0
Me acting like I'm from Meghan Markle's mama's side of the family trying to get into their wedding. https://t.co/uRNgjukN5C— 🤷🏾♀️ Ree Ree 💫 (@🤷🏾♀️ Ree Ree 💫) 1511787636.0
Her black side of the family when they reach Buckingham Palace https://t.co/sd8WIGbUvF— Lijadu Sister (@Lijadu Sister) 1511778636.0
The aunties will be ready with the finest outfits and aso ebis, church hats and gele in tow.
Please understand the Black celebs will be buying hats in Compton, Chicago, St. Louis & Detroit. These hats will be… https://t.co/7xrxXpUdHH— Mikki Kendall (@Mikki Kendall) 1511797987.0
Since y’all have pointed out that British weddings call for headgear, this is the gele I will be rocking for the… https://t.co/egAUS7uKtz— Karen Attiah (@Karen Attiah) 1511796184.0
Can't wait for Meghan's black aunties to roll up to the Royal Wedding like https://t.co/KLxr1akm4n— Sylvia Obell (@Sylvia Obell) 1511795392.0
Black women, what y'all wearing to the royal wedding? It's a spring wedding. Got mines: https://t.co/r0Mheh45Ld— Morgan Jerkins (@Morgan Jerkins) 1511786652.0
Take a look at more reactions that had us cackling below.
Can’t wait for the Harry & Meghan Oscar bait biopic directed by Amma Asante— Congolesa Banned (@Congolesa Banned) 1511778601.0
Prince harry at his baby shower https://t.co/h1s2Z73cPl— Davy Hive (@Davy Hive) 1511786446.0
Prince Harry's future mother-in-law is a black woman with dreadlocks. There are no words for this kind of joy.— S. (@S.) 1511780323.0
https://t.co/PlpeTIhIDo— Princess Diana was assassinated (@Princess Diana was assassinated) 1511784202.0
Prince Charles: For Heaven’s sake son, there are many suitable women out there to marry. She doesn’t fit in. Why c… https://t.co/7wfRvbbRtB— #InTheBE-NING-GING (@#InTheBE-NING-GING) 1511786850.0
Petition for Big Shaq to sing ‘Man’s Not Hot’ for the first dance at the royal wedding— Anu 🤷🏿♂️ (@Anu 🤷🏿♂️) 1511793364.0
Prince Harry better hire my man on the day https://t.co/tiO8gAvzk9— Lazarus (@Lazarus) 1511781762.0