Rose Hulse, CEO and founder of Screen Hits TV, married into the British aristocracy in 2017, a year before the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The ceremony took place at St. George’s Church in London’s Hanover Square where she married George Hulse, the grandson of a baronet.
Rose, an African-American like Meghan, understood what was in store for Meghan — huge responsibility and the pressure of being the first woman of colour to marry into the Royal Family added to the challenges of adapting to the new world of Monarchy shaped by etiquette, centuries-old traditions and unspoken rules.
As per Daily Mail, Rose shares how honoured she felt after an African descent is being provided with one of the largest platforms in the world. She thought “Meghan would have a voice to reach every person on this planet and that they would listen and over time would incite change and influence policy.” Rose thinks it was a powerful thing that an African-American could be a voice for all people of colour and educate people.
During Meghan’s interview with Oprah last week, Meghan revealed she felt suicidal, faced racism and claimed an unnamed member of the Royal Family asked Prince Harry how ‘dark’ their future child might be.
The interview dropped like a nuclear bomb when Meghan, pregnant with her second child, laid the reasons the couple left behind their royal life.
Rose claims she felt sad for Prince Harry, Meghan, the Royal Family and the British people as everyone’s hopes and dreams for them came crashing down. She wrote while talking about what went wrong with Harry and Meghan.
She writes how growing up she heard that the Royal Family and the institution was racist and that “no royal would ever allow their bloodline to be muddied” but felt it was proven wrong with Harry and Meghan’s marriage.
She points out how the entire Royal Family came out in support and Prince Charles even walked Meghan down the aisle.
“Not only was she unequivocally supported by people of colour, but by so many others as well. You could see this by the love shown from everyone who came out to support her and Harry on their tours of the UK, Commonwealth and South Africa.”
“Yes, there may have been naysayers and haters, but there was also a huge amount of love shown towards them. They were so very popular.”
Rose, as a fellow African-American, says she would have suggested Meghan ease the transition and “understand the structure in which the Royal Family operates in and to do your best not to take anything personally.”
Rose continues saying she would have “encouraged her to understand the sensitivities around primogeniture, second sons, service and duty and to seriously consider all she would be giving up for love.”
She added that Meghan’s heritage comes with great responsibility, followed by anger, jealousy and people trying to push her to fail to prove that everyone’s concerns were correct but Meghan should always be one step ahead to rise above all challenges and represent with dignity to prove wrong everyone who thought she wasn’t suited for this role and position.
Rose adds Meghan should have found a confidant inside the family that she could trust and talked to if things become difficult and set aside her political voice, her opinions and life she previously knew to serve the Queen with humility, dignity and duty.
She believes that Meghan took the right decision to step back as she suffered mental health issues and had suicidal thoughts. She adds that Meghan has a platform as her words are very powerful and she needs to use them wisely for they “can unite or create a great divide.”