I Confess: What Was So Royal About The Wedding?

Ok, let me get prepared to get lit up over this. But this confession won’t align with many of your views regarding the recent Royal wedding.

Actually, most of my views are polar opposite of popular opinion.

But I’ll say it anyway.

I know everyone is so excited over the wedding that took place across the pond. A royal prince married a Black woman of mixed heritage and every Sista’ I know is automatically empowered over it.


I don’t know.

I’m told the union symbolizes the impossible.  Women I personally  know have said “A Black woman in Buckingham Palace is like a dream that came true.” And the most famous line, “If Meghan can do it, I can do it”.

harry and meghan

Well, here is the thing…you can do it. You could have been did it.

Your Harry is walking around everyday, but you wouldn’t recognize him because he is not what you have been imagining all these years. Yes, fairy tales are for books. Your royal wedding probably could have taken place years ago had you not turned down every good guy that expressed interest in you.

Your Harry was the blue collar man who was willing to work all week and bring his check home to you. You went after the white collar jerk that wouldn’t even buy you a hamburger.

.garbage man

Your Harry was a short guy with a little extra cushion on his belly. But noooo, you didn’t want him. You went after tall, dark, and handsome, who eventually cheated on you. Now shorty has a rock hard stomach and married the girl who was sitting next you when you dissed him.

Oh, yeah. Your Harry didn’t have a college degree, which was one of your requirements in a mate. Well, he has one now……and he’s married to the girl that helped him study.

I guess my issue is that so many women are so busy looking at the lives that others live that they miss out on their own opportunities.

Meghan is a princess now. But you have always been a Queen. Why are you so enamored with the royal family when you are the decedent of the most regal people to walk the earth?

Trust me, I speak from experience. I had several women try to discourage me from dating my husband 11 years ago. Well, we’ve been married 10 years, while they are still single.

No shade Sis.

I’m just saying.

There are a lot of good brothers out there.

Besides, I hear that Meghan can no longer have seafood, she has to wear pantyhose everyday. At family dinners, she has to stop eating when the Queen stops eating, she can’t use social media, she has to basically do whatever is aligned with royal customs.

Most of ya’ll won’t even get up and pour your boyfriend a cup of water when he ask for it………Think about it.

So, go ahead and give Tyrone a call back. He just might be your Harry.


Dr. Lauren Meeks

Confessions Of A Melanated Queen

Confessions of A Melanated Queen: Complexities of the Modern Black Woman, is comprised of controversial and thought-provoking commentary related to life, marriage, and family, through the lens of a millennial African American woman



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