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Meghan and Harry don't look right together

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bungle99 Mon 04-Dec-17 18:32:42

I was in small shop earlier with only 4 of us in their. I am a regular customer.
I heard a member of staff who was serving another customer talking about Meghan and Harry and staff member said they don't really look right together and that she's not an English Rose like Kate Middleton. I was really shocked by this because 1) that people of my generation actually think like this (middle age) 2) that she admitted this view out loud knowing i could actually hear it (i'm not white). I was only 3 feet away.

AIBU to think that this was a racist comment and that most white people do not think like this ? Please restore my faith Mumsnet.

Ecureuil Mon 04-Dec-17 18:33:51

Well, as a poster on here said on a thread ‘he should have bought british’, I’m not surprised by anything much really.

Pengggwn Mon 04-Dec-17 18:36:11

Well, I think they look lovely together. She is a very beautiful woman.

Ropsleybunny Mon 04-Dec-17 18:36:19

So long as they are happy, I don't give a fuck.

HoneyDragon Mon 04-Dec-17 18:36:36

Bert and Ernie are orange and yellow and have looked right together for 48 years.

That woman is more of a muppet than they are.

GummyGoddess Mon 04-Dec-17 18:37:06

They look fine, and the babies will be gorgeous.

Moanyoldcow Mon 04-Dec-17 18:37:47

It's an entirely common way of thinking. Most people keep it to themselves.

I am mixed race (white and Caribbean) and look Mediterranean (people assume Spanish or Italian most of the time) and hear these comments all the time because people don't realise I'm black.

I challenge it. Every time. It's the only way.
Mfucning depressing though.

But not everyone thinks like that. I'm married to a very white guy from the Home Counties and his family have never had any issue at all - they just enjoy the food!

rcit Mon 04-Dec-17 18:37:48

Quite bizarre to suggest she isn't like Kate. They look similar to me. In fact the fail ran an article in the last few days implying that pippa and Meghan were clones.

GingerbreadMa Mon 04-Dec-17 18:38:12

Its totally a racist comment!

However I get a whiff of bullshit from them "oh we had never heard of each other before we were set up, I thought "prince" was just a common nickname amongst brits ha ha and he thought I SOLD suits in a discount store...we're totally un shallow and just like a regular couple"

They look just fine together

MikeUniformMike Mon 04-Dec-17 18:38:23

I think they look like a couple, as do William and his wife. Prince Charles and Lady/Princess Diana didn't.

EachandEveryone Mon 04-Dec-17 18:38:27

My next door neighbour said they same thing. It made me cringe.

JustHereForThePooStories Mon 04-Dec-17 18:38:51

Wouldn’t surprise me. I’m not British (white European) and was in a shop in England (not that it matters but a very posh wine shop) last year where the young (late 20s) shopkeeper used the phrase “half-caste” to describe someone to another customer. From his tone, he wasn’t being purposefully derogatory, it just seemed to be common parlance for him. I was shocked.

When I asked him why he’d said that, he was aghast that I thought there was anything wrong with it.

I generally find the British, English in particular, quite racist. Not always blatant, but low-key remarks.

Bluntness100 Mon 04-Dec-17 18:39:00

Ach, there is small minded shite spouting arseholes every where. You know that. Just ignore it.

Anyway she may have been a mumsnetters becayse weirdly this exact comment was on here a couple of days ago.

KeatingsKids Mon 04-Dec-17 18:40:18

She's really beautiful. They look really happy.

Bluntness100 Mon 04-Dec-17 18:40:59

I generally find the British, English in particular, quite racist

That’s totallg cringe worthy. That in itself is racist. You cannot make sweeping generalisations like this. Can’t you see that? I’m embarrassed for you. 😳

CrochetBelle Mon 04-Dec-17 18:42:38

He's ginger, he'll never look right with anyone 😉 <ducks>

She's beautiful. I think they look very happy togeyhe.

DesperateHouseknife Mon 04-Dec-17 18:42:39

1) She’s not an English rose.
2) People are entitled to their own opinion about whether they look "right" together, whatever that means.

There’s a Disneyesque stereotype deeply engrained into many peoples’ consciousnesses. We have been programmed to expect a certain outcome. Commenting that something is not as you expected doesn’t make you racist. Closed-minded perhaps.

BossyBitch Mon 04-Dec-17 18:43:09

What looks wrong about them is the ridiculous anachronism of royalty in the 21st century. The race thing, on the other hand, really isn't a bloody problem!

WhatALoadOfOldBollocks Mon 04-Dec-17 18:43:44

AIBU to think that this was a racist comment
I don't see it as a racist comment at all, just an abservation that she doesn't fit into the stereotype "princess" look or type. Judging by his previous GFs and the wives of other royals, gorgeous as she is she's breaking the mould I think. Nothing wrong with that and nothing racist about it either IMHO.

tabulahrasa Mon 04-Dec-17 18:43:54

Is Kate Middleton an English Rose? I've never really worked out what that meant, I thought it meant pretty but in a pale kind of mousy way?...

Whiterabbitears Mon 04-Dec-17 18:43:57

I'm not surprised, I see this view very often. I'm white, DH is Bengali and the amount of people I've met who are 'shocked' he isn't white is just stupid. There will be little englanders thinking and saying this about Meghan.

I'm a republican and not a fan of the royal family but good on Harry for not giving a stuff about this, I think in this day and age its really sad that it is still an issue for some people. And there babies will of course be beautiful ☺

wheresmymojo Mon 04-Dec-17 18:44:20

I think she's really quite beautiful. I also think she looks very like the Middleton sisters.

The person you heard was just an asshole and in the minority by a long way I should think!

Littlelambpeep Mon 04-Dec-17 18:44:33

English Rose... That is awful.

Of course they are right for each other. Why on earth would they not be. I do feel she knew who he was and he knew he was. From that end of things (but not a bad thing.. They both are famous in their own way)

Wish people could just be happy with happy news.

nadinexo1 Mon 04-Dec-17 18:44:36

I have a similar skin tone to Meghan and my partner is gingery and very white, I think we look great together and our kids are gorgeous! I think Meghan and Harry look beautiful together.

FolderReformedScruncher Mon 04-Dec-17 18:46:28

The babies will be stunniiiiiiiiiiing grin

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