Meghan marrying into the royal family is a “victory for diversity”
Meghan Markle marrying into the royal family represents a “victory for diversity”, members of an ethnic minority organisation have said.
According to representatives of the Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association, the bride is the “perfect role model”.
Speaking at the group’s city centre headquarters, director Olivier Tsemo claimed it would be emotional to see a woman of “mixed heritage” tie the knot with Prince Harry.
“I think she’s a beautiful lady”, the 46-year-old said.
“It’s a great example of outstanding leadership from the future husband, because I’m sure it wasn’t easy for him to choose someone of her ethnicity.
“I am sure he has done a lot of thinking, and has said, ‘This is the woman that I love, and this is my choice’.
“That is true leadership. If he can do that, and choose the woman that he truly loves, then that is what I would expect from all the white males.”
As a representative of a group that encourages the teaching and mentoring of its youngest members, Mr Tsemo believes Meghan could be the “ultimate role model”.
He said: “Having Meghan achieving what she is achieving and doing what she’s about to do, and marrying a prince of a big kingdom like the United Kingdom, is extremely important for these young girls and young boys from any community, not just the ethnic minority communities.
“It’s to say to them, ‘You can do it if you truly want it’.
“’Don’t be afraid, the sky is the limit’.”