Yes, The Royal Wedding Was Beautiful, But Have You Thought About Everything It Symbolized?

Yes, The Royal Wedding Was Beautiful, But Have You Thought About Everything It Symbolized?

We have a lot to learn from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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The royal wedding — an event that even the manliest of men and love-haters can swoon over and become sappy. While the marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was without a doubt historic and a huge media affair, it also restored my faith in humanity, an event that all of us can learn something from.

This was no normal wedding. This wedding was a blending of two countries, ethnicities, political views, and most importantly, pure love. Of course, it was a beautiful wedding on the surface, but what is even more beautiful is going beneath the surface to realize what this marriage means, especially to a world where we stand in today.

Meghan Markle, a typical American citizen born in L.A. Your average girl next door growing up. Is now married to a Prince! This goes to show fame, money, or any publicity does not define your worth.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Prince marrying an everyday, normal citizen. This goes to show that even though Prince Harry is royalty, he does not feel like he is above anybody, in fact, he is quite humbling. Many of us could learn a thing or two from that. Entitlement is not attractive.

My next point, its 2018 people! Embrace the blending of races. We all say that we agree and believe in mixed races- but do our actions back that up? Meghan's father is Caucasian, her mother African American- making her a beautiful woman of color. Harry is Caucasian. This marriage did not discriminate on color, race, ethnicity, citizenship- a practice that all of us could use more in our everyday lives. And I am willing to bet they will make beautiful babies.

The Dutch and Duchess of Sussex are a classic example of what it means to DATE. I know, everyone may not be used to that word as we are living in a society where the social norm has become hookups, swiping left and right, ghosting, "talking" and "Netflix and chilling". Here is a classic example of what happens when you actually meet someone, have real conversations, get to know each other, and enjoy dating.

Prince Harry and Meghan did not match on Tinder or "talk" to each other and many other possible prime spouse subjects all at once. They were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend and made time for one another from there- amazing right?! Our society loves to complain about not being able to find love or having relationships not being like they used to be...maybe the problem is from the root of the issue... let's get back to dating 101, these two lovebirds are living proof that it isn't complicated or dramatic to love someone.

Let's talk about modesty. This royal wedding was a textbook example that being modest is still beautiful. Showing every ounce of skin on your body and putting your assets on display for the world to see does not make you pretty. Some had speculated her to wear a huge princess ball gown with lots going on. Many have said that Meghan Markle's dress was too plain or boring. I thought it was wonderful and a very respectful choice.

The simple white gown covered her in the appropriate places, while still being elegant and showing off her figure. Her makeup was subtle and showed caking it own is not necessary- even on a day as big as your wedding. There were no crop tops, two pieces, corsets, cleavage, or obnoxiousness. Classic, raw beauty was all. Meghan hit the head on the nail with her wedding look and displayed that more is sometimes less.

Thank you to the Dutch and Duchess of Sussex for not only allowing us to view a beautiful wedding but being an example and showing us that there is a lot to learn beneath the surface.

Cover Image Credit: @kensingtonroyal / Instagram

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

CLAPPING HANDS EMOJI.

5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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