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The Royal Wedding Was Served With An Extra Side Of Black Excellence And People Are Loving It

Pretty sure I saw the King of Wakanda in the audience.

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Not only did one of the most popular royals – the sixth in line to the British throne – marry an American, but she also happens to be mixed race. Pretty sure you've read a lot of ~hot takes~ on that. *Cough*

Nevertheless, this royal wedding was without a doubt the most multicultural royal wedding Britain has ever seen, and people were here for it.

Okay, I know I wrote that Meghan Markle isn’t gonna modernize the royal family but I am watching this overt celebration of black American church culture in the #royalwedding and I am shook https://t.co/YRXSX5ibwI

For a start, the Queen of America, aka Oprah Winfrey, was one of the guests. Oprah. America's first black billionaire. Looking resplendent in pink here:

"You get a wave, you get a wave…" #RoyalWedding

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And, of course, everybody fell in love with the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland, the only member of Meghan's family who was present. Did you ever think you'd see this picture at a royal wedding?

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The Beeb also aired this special commission from Cambridge graduate George the Poet.

.@GeorgeThePoet's wedding day message is giving us ALL the feels ❤️ #RoyalWedding

Then an incredible cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, performed during the ceremony, and it was divine.

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of 2016 @BBCYoungMus. Last June, Prince Harry saw Sheku play at an event in London in support of the work of Antiguan charity the Halo Foundation. https://t.co/C3QSfcbXJl

The Kingdom Choir took everyone to church with this faultless performance of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me".

Gospel choir sing 'Stand By Me' at the #RoyalWedding

Then Bishop Michael Curry took everyone to church and set the damn thing on fire with a rousing sermon on the power of love that referenced Martin Luther King Jr. You better preach, bro!

that i get a BLACK ASS SERMON IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS ROYAL WEDDING IS MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT MEGHAN MARKLE AND I WILL NEVER DEPART FROM THIS LOVE.

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Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons, also led prayers. Naturally, Jamaicans were like, "Yaaass one of ours!"

In case you thought a Jamaican wouldnt be involved in the #RoyalWedding please note The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplin to the Queen, was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Clearly, this is a new era for the royal family that has brought them in step with multicultural Britain.

You can't force diversity. You can't buy diversity. You can't fake diversity. Today's Royal Wedding showed diversity from ONE thing alone. LOVE. #RoyalWedding great message from the Pastor on Christ's Love

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Among the din and darkness in the world, we were given a brief respite today with the Royal wedding. This wedding was unlike any other Royal wedding with the diversity and inclusivity of Megan's African roots. 3 cheers to the happy couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.🇨🇦🇬🇧

So, yeah, things might be a litttttttle different around here from now on. 🙅🏾

Someone should scream Wakanda forever in the church right now, we up in this bitch now

Elizabeth Pears is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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