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From Slavery To Sussex: How Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Royal Baby Is The American Dream

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A royal baby is on the way!

Kensington Palace made the announcement on Monday as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry touched down in Australia for the Invictus Games. Word is, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the Queen (and the rest of the royal family) their happy news during Princess Eugenie’s wedding last week.

This will be a royal baby unlike any other. When he or she is born it will truly be a reflection of the American dream. Not in a superficial, fairytale way, but in a way that shows a lineage from the struggle of slavery to the successes of Sussex.

Many know of Markle’s African-American heritage. The Duchess’s mother, Doria, is a proud Black woman who confidently sports her beautiful loc’d hair, raised her only daughter in Southern California. She later resided in the community of View Park-Windsor Hills (think Black Beverly Hills). But, what you may not know, is that Markle’s ancestry is one that goes back to a southern plantation.

According to Daily Mail, the newly-minted royal’s great-great-great-great-great grandfather was a slave in Georgia. He was emancipated in 1865 after Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery and permitted to choose a new surname. He selected Wisdom.

Wisdom’s freedom paved the way for future generations to embark on the “dream.” Thus, opening the door for Meghan to fulfill her own — becoming an actress in Hollywood. And while she has moved on from her role on Suits, never in her ancestors’ wildest dreams would they have imagined she would be a part of the royal family with the ability to impact the lives of thousands of people. And now with a baby on the way — one with a rich history and heritage — Markle’s story (and therefore Wisdom’s) continues on.

THAT is the real American dream!

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