The former British royal says that he didn’t fully understand racism until he married his wife
Just as Black history month begins in the United Kingdom, former British royal Prince Harry reveals he’s had an “awakening” as it relates to racism.
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle addressed the issue with England’s “The Evening Standard” in a Zoom call, reports People. He admitted that, as a member of the British royal family and distant heir to the throne, he’d been sheltered from racism and the experiences of Black people in London and beyond.
(Evening Standard via Twitter)
“Because I wasn’t aware of so many of the issues and so many of the problems within the U.K. and also globally as well. I thought I did but I didn’t,” Harry said on the call.
“You know, when you go into a shop with your children and you only see white dolls, do you even think: ‘That’s weird, there is not a black doll there?’ And I use that as just one example of where we as white people don’t always have the awareness of what it must be like for someone else of a different…