Meghan Markle NOT “First Black Queen,” Despite Claim

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Meghan Markle First Black Queen

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Meghan Markle First Black Queen

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Meghan Markle is not on her way to becoming the “first black queen” of the British monarchy, despite a clueless report from a certain webloid. Gossip Cop can correct the story.

The questionable article comes from the know-nothings at MediaTakeOut, which on Sunday published a story announcing, “We Got Some CHILDHOOD PICS… Of Prince Harry’s GORGEOUS GIRLFRIEND Meghan Markle… They Say She Could Be England’s FIRST BLACK QUEEN!!!” No legitimate person is actually saying that. But, to back up the assertion, the site contends that Prince Harry is “second in line to the British Monarchy.”

Both statements are wrong. First off, Prince Harry is NOT “second in line” to the throne. Not even close. He’s actually fifth, behind his father Prince Charles, his brother Prince William, his nephew Prince George and his niece Princess Charlotte. Barring a massive tragedy, it is almost certain that Prince Harry will never ascend to the throne. That’s why he’s nicknamed the “spare heir.”

And that’s also why there’s a slim to zero chance Markle would ever end up ruling the royal family, should she actually wed Prince Harry. Furthermore, even if the two do tie the knot, and even if Prince Harry ends up one day becoming king, Markle still wouldn’t be the “first black queen.” She would be a consort to the king, and given a specific title such as “queen consort” or “princess consort.” Queen Elizabeth’s husband, like Markle, is a foreigner, and he is not known as “king,” but as the “prince consort” and “Duke of Edinburgh.”

So, to recap: Prince Harry is not “second in line” to the throne. And even if he were to marry Markle and become king, the actress would not be queen in the way the webloid is saying. MediaFakeOut, quite obviously, does not know what it is talking about.

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