African American women hail Meghan Markle for embracing her identity

From a black preacher to a gospel choir, Meghan Markle made sure her African-American identity was reflected during her on Saturday.

And while the Duchess of Sussex is helping usher in a new era to the British monarchy, she has also become an important figure to black women at home.

Women young and old have been inspired to see not only a biracial princess, but one who is incredibly proud of both sides of her heritage. 

Mikki Taylor, the editor-at-large for Essence Magazine, has found that Meghan is 'very clear about the magnificent truth of who she is'.

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Meghan Markle has become a positive role model for young black girls, including a group who excitedly celebrated the royal wedding with a high tea in New Jersey

Meghan Markle has become a positive role model for young black girls, including a group who excitedly celebrated the royal with a high tea in New Jersey

Mikki Taylor, the editor-at-large at Essence Magazine, has found that Meghan is 'very clear about the magnificent truth of who she is'

Mikki Taylor, the editor-at-large at Essence Magazine, has found that Meghan is 'very clear about the magnificent truth of who she is'

'I think that Meghan Markle says to young women in this country that you are unprecedented,' she told CBS. 

'That you must be your authentic self and thrive in it.' 

And Meghan has become a positive role model for young black girls, including a group who excitedly celebrated the royal with a high tea in New Jersey. 

Jada, one of the guests, said that Meghan has proven to her that she can do whatever she wants, no matter 'your race, ethnicity, what you look like'. 

And, like Taylor, the girls love that Meghan embraces her biracial identity. 

'That fact that she does identify as

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