The Royal Wedding

Imagine a fairytale wedding where everything from the food to the church service, to the reception and even the guests that are present at the wedding, are planned so perfectly with utmost detail. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding that happened today,  May 19th, 2018 falls nothing short of a fairytale wedding.

We can only imagine the excitement in both the Bride and Grooms camp as they took their vows today as Man and Wife.

It is rumored that some political leaders ( present and past ) were not present at the wedding that happened today. Learn more about the guest list here

So let’s know the bride Meghan Markle who happens to be one our honoree for Class of 2018  Humanitarian and Religious category.

Meghan Markle was born, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Doria Loyce Ragland, a social worker and yoga instructor, lives in View Park–Windsor Hills, California. Her father, Thomas Markle Sr., who lives in Rosarito, Mexico, is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning retired lighting director.

Describing her ancestry, Markle said: “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white, I have come to embrace this and say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman. Her mother is descended from African Americans enslaved in Georgia, and her father from Dutch, English, and Irish settlers.

Did you know that at a point in Markle’s acting career she could not land an acting gig because of her biracial background?

Here’s what she said about it

I wasn’t black enough for the black roles and I wasn’t white enough for the white ones, leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn’t book a job.

Markle was actively involved in various humanitarian initiatives like the One Young World   initiative where she was a counselor for International Charity in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Also, she spoke at the Annual summit in Dublin 2014 on topics relating to Gender Equality and Modern Day Slavery. In 2014, She traveled to  Afghanistan and Spain as part of the United Service Organizations Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Holiday Tour.

In 2016, Markle became a global ambassador for World Vision Canada, traveling to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign, the agency’s campaign to provide safe, clean drinking water, and she traveled to India to raise awareness of issues concerning women. She has also worked with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women as an Advocate. She identifies as a feminist. Markle again attended the One Young World summit in 2016.

We are excited about her wedding coming up this weekend and we wish her a happily ever after with her knight and shining armor Prince Harry. Congratulations on your Wedding Meghan. We at #MIPAD100 love You. Learn more about the ceremony and guest here 

We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Humanitarian and Religious category.


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