Prince Harry’s crass joke ‘Is it Mine’ about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy leaves Black women feeling some type of way
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were doing their royal duties visiting Morocco but it’s what the Duke joked about that has some of us feeling conflicted.
While visiting a school in the town of Asni, Markle visibly pregnant with their first child, was congratulated by one of the hosts about her forthcoming bundle of joy, PEOPLE reports.
The dad-to-be responded by cracking a joke, “What, you’re pregnant?”
Meghan played along and quipped “Surprise!”
Then Harry responded, “Is it mine?”
While it’s apparent that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were engaging in a playful exchange, it’s problematic for a Black woman to have the assertion that her baby daddy may not be the daddy in a world that already thinks Black women are loose.
Harry is totally on drugs. This is proof. No man in his senses will ever make the fatal mistake of making such a crude remark about his pregnant wife. (well whether Meghan is pregnant or not is another question altogether). But this was crass Harry. https://t.co/oQNmsaFNrd
— TeaLipstickCeleb (@CelebLipstick) February 25, 2019
Not to mention, the British press have unleashed blistering wall-to-wall coverage of Meghan Markle questioning her every move and decision— even her New York City baby shower.
And we can’t imagine that Harry’s brother William would ever dare to insert that wordplay into a conversation with his wife Kate Middleton.
According to People, the request of Queen Elizabeth, her grandson Prince Harry and Markle landed in Morocco for a three-day tour on behalf of the British government.