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Who needs “assurance” when she can have a kingdom?… Nigerians react to royal wedding
The attention of the world on Saturday is on England where Prince Harry, formerly known as Prince Harry of Wales, got married to Meghan Markel, an American Actress, in glamorous ceremony beamed live on leading television networks including BBC and CNN.
Prince Harry, who on Saturday morning was announced the Duke of Sussex, is the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales, and the sixth in line of succession to the British throne. His bride, Markle, became the Duchess of Sussex.
The Royal Wedding, as the event was dubbed, was unique in several ways, explaining why many across the world were talking about it.
Markel, Harry’s bride is three years older than him and was married to Trevor Engelson in 2011. The marriage did not last as the couple got divorced in August 2013. Harry and Markle met on a blind date that a mutual friend set up. After their relationship became public, Markel announced her retirement from acting in 2017.
Back home in Nigeria, many took to twitter to share their opinions on the Royal Wedding and why it stood out.
A Twitter account holder, Dr DropTop, recalled how the social media went agog in April after David Adeleke, a hip hop musician popularly known as Davido, gifted his girlfriend, Chioma, a luxury Porsche car, purportedly worth N45 million.
Comparing the two events, DropTop tweeted, “Davido gave Chioma a car of 45 million!! Blah blah “Assurance” everywhere. Prince Harry literally gave Meghan a kingdom(becoming the Duchess of Sussex)!!.. What do we call this?”
Davido gave chioma a car of 45 million!! Blah blah "Assurance" everywhere.
Prince Harry literally gave Meghan a kingdom(becming the Duchess of Sussex)!!.. What do we call this🤔
— YOUR CONSCIENCE🌊 (@The_deminator) May 19, 2018
Another tweeter user, t-yan, wrote, “This all started with Meghan’s friend setting her up on a blind date with Prince Harry. My friends are actually useless.”
This all started with Meghan’s friend setting her up on a blind date with Prince Harry. My friends are actually useless.
— t-yan (@ovotiann) May 19, 2018
See how Nigerians on twitter reacted to the Royal Wedding:
I’m proud of Meghan Markle for making sure that her identity as a black woman shone through at today’s #RoyalWedding
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) May 19, 2018
-Gown by Bright Stitches
-Gele by AdufeGele
-AsoOke by IbileClott
-Makeup by AnikeBrush
— OMOTAYO (@TheOmotayoB) May 19, 2018
Aso ebi retains No. 1 position worldwide! Even the #RoyalWedding won’t top that! In fact, those little ones will have aso ebis at their weddings decades from now.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) May 19, 2018
Imagine dating a girl that is not ready to marry you if she finds out that you’re younger than she is.
— Mac Nels (@mac_nels) May 19, 2018
Feminist or not Meghan sacrificed a lot personally for this. Her career, all her social media accounts, her blog.
All that i cannot change myself for any man only applies to people marrying poor men.
— Oluniyi Gates (@oluwapower) May 19, 2018
Meghan abandoned her career, deleted her social media accounts & many feminist ideals cuz of man & feminists be like “feminism is all about freedom to make choices”. Let’s not forget how Hillary Clinton once made a ‘choice to have ‘Wife’ first on her Twitter bio 😂😂#RoyalWedding
— BILLION (@BillionTwiTs) May 19, 2018
— King solomon UG 👑 (@Solomonkibs73) May 19, 2018