Meghan Markle's Dress During Her First Appearance With Archie Holds A Powerful Statement

May 16, 2019

Meghan Markle is a proud and confident mixed-race woman. Despite the fact that it wasn’t easy to accept her identity, she managed to achieve great success.

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Despite the fact that it wasn’t easy for her to accept her identity, she managed to achieve great success:

I, on the other hand, have healed from the base. While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that. To say who I am, to share where I'm from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.

Meghan Markle's unique dress

As we know, on May 6 of 2019, the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to the precious little baby boy, who was named Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. By the way, baby Archie is the seventh in line to the throne.

Of course, the whole world was waiting for the moment they could see the baby. But unlike Kate Middleton, Meghan decided not to show her son right away. Fortunately, couple of days later she showed the newborn child together with her husband, Prince Harry.

Despite the fact that everybody was looking at baby Archie, people couldn’t notice Meghan’s amazing dress. In fact, she was wearing the white belted trench coat dress by London-based designer and artist Grace Wales Bonner

Turned out, Meghan Markle's baby reveal gown was holding a powerful statement. But why?

That’s because Grace Wales Bonner is not a regular English designer, she is also a mixed-raced woman. Grace has both Jamaican and English heritage:

My father’s from Jamaica. I went a lot when I was a child. I spent time in Senegal and Ghana. I think all those memories have been really inspiring. Also, I spent quite a lot of time in India. I think that’s actually where I get my inspiration from, being able to travel and absorb different cultures.

Grace also added:

The things I know about black culture and identity, I wasn’t seeing reflected anywhere. I was seeing blackness used in fashion to communicate a very 'street' aesthetic.

So, the Duchess of Sussex’s decision to choose this specific designer is quite understandable. Some sources report that this inclusive approach is a very good new tradition.

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Transformation of monarchy

Royal expert has recently talked about how Meghan Markle's mixed-race heritage will transform the monarchy.

The royal correspondent, Victoria Arbiter, said:

We’re seeing a continuation of the history, we’re seeing an extension of the bloodline but this little baby, and this is a huge burden on their little shoulders, will be the first of mixed-race heritage born into the royal family. This marks a turning point in the history of the British monarchy.

She believes baby Archie will help Commonwealth citizens identify more with the royal family.

Suddenly there are going to be millions around the Commonwealth who can identify with this baby’s heritage

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A lot of things have changed since the moment Meghan Markle became a member of the royal family, and it seems that the birth of Baby Sussex will bring more major changes.