Acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has declared that Meghan should be Head of the Commonwealth, while praising her and Harry’s ‘modern relationship’.
The Nigerian writer, who has been hailed Beyonce’s favourite feminist, said the former Suits actress should be given the position when asked if ‘anyone would mind’ if Prince Charles succeeded the Queen in the role.
She also praised Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33, for their ‘very modern’ and ‘forward-looking’ relationship, saying she found it ‘heartening’.
It comes as the Commonwealth Heads of Government are expected to decide if the Prince of Wales should succeed the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth at their meeting in London this week.
Acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has declared that Meghan should be Head of the Commonwealth
Speaking on Channel 4 News, Chimamanda, 40, said: ‘You know who I think should be it; I think Meghan Markle should be Head of the Commonwealth.’
When asked whether she ever thought the royal family would marry into a mixed-race family, the author replied: ‘Why not? And you know, black people are gorgeous so of course a person who wants gorgeousness in his life would do well to look at black people.’
Describing Harry and Meghan’s relationship, she added: There’s something very modern and forward-looking about their love, and there’s something about it that I find really interesting, and it has that progressive element to it that I find heartening.’
Chimamanda, who is known for novels including Half of a Yellow Sun and features on Beyonce’s hit Flawless, was on the programme to discuss the Commonwealth Heads of Government (Chogm) summit.
Chimamanda praised Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33, for their ‘very modern’ and ‘forward-looking’ relationship, saying she found it ‘heartening’
Meghan attended her first major event on behalf of the Queen on Wednesday, joining Harry at the Commonwealth Youth Forum.
It comes just days after the prince, who is the newly appointed Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, said Meghan was ‘hugely excited’ about joining him in his duties.
It is unusual for someone who has not yet married into the royal family to be involved in a high-profile occasion such as the Chogm summit.
However, the Queen, who is Head of the Commonwealth, has made clear she sees Harry and his bride-to-be as lynchpins of her work with the so-called ‘family of nations’.
Meghan attended her first major event on behalf of the Queen on Wednesday, joining Harry at the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London