Meghan Markle Is Now In the Urban Dictionary and Neither Meghan nor Her Fans Are Going To Like It
Seeing your name in the Urban Dictionary is something to be ecstatic about. Usually, your name is being used as a verb or adjective to depict something good, and we have seen this noble act being done for movie directors and other notable people in pop culture. However, it has never been done for a Royal. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is the first British Royal whose name will be in the Urban Dictionary, and it isn’t for a good thing. There has been controversy about how defaming the term is, beyond being used to connote "ghosting." If you are ignorant of the meaning of the word and how it came to light, we have all the information here for you.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen and members of The Royal Family at the annual Trooping the Colour, to celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour orginated from traditional preparations for battle and has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years. In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces regularly assembled to “troop" colours or flags down the rank, so they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers. In 1748, it was announced this parade would also mark the Sovereign’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies for The Queen’s birthday parade, allowing them to pay a personal tribute to Her Majesty. Today over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together on Horse Guards Parade in London in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade concludes with a 41-gun salute fired by The King’s Troop, following which The Queen leads members of The Royal Family back to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Royal Air Force flypast display. Photos credit: PA
‘MEGHAN MARKLED’ WHAT DOES IT EVEN MEAN?Meghan Markle was added to the Urban Dictionary as slang for ghosting. According to the Urban Dictionary, Meghan Markle is a verb for ghosting or disposing of people once you have no use or benefit from them anymore without any regard to genuine human relationships. Now you know what ghosting means as it is a millennial term used in everyday conversations.
Meghan Markle has pegged this term because of accusations of her leaving certain people out of her life after she became a Duchess. You would have thought that this means that Kate Middleton will get this tag too, considering the recent news of her leaving Kate Hanbury and others out of her life for unknown reasons.
But as usual, Meghan Markle gets to be the one to get the bitter end of criticism. She has gone through a lot of judgment just because she is different. Meghan has also been called an array of unpleasant nicknames which she endured recently from Royal officials.View this post on Instagram
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a family of 53 countries working together to promote democracy, protect human rights, regenerate the environment, and focus not on what makes us different - but rather what we have in ‘common.’ What unites us versus what divides us. Representing nearly one third of the world’s population, 60% of whom are under the age of 30, the Commonwealth also serves as a champion for youth empowerment, which is a key focus of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Her Majesty The Queen serves as patron of the @queens_commonwealth_trust, which Their Royal Highnesses proudly serve as President and Vice-President of. The Duke is also Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Through The Duke and Duchess’ Commonwealth travels, they have worked with and supported young leaders on mobilizing youth engagement, and working towards a more unified future that spearheads progress, sustainability, optimism, and taking action. With that said, Mozambique, a member state of the Commonwealth, is currently enduring Cyclone Kenneth, the most destructive natural disaster the northern coast has ever experienced. On the heels of Cyclone Idai (where over 1000 people lost their lives) this cyclone will leave the people of Mozambique victim to catastrophic flooding, food insecurity, displacement, and obliteration of their homes and villages. If you’d like to help, please visit DEC.org.uk Photo credit: Chris Jackson & Samir Hussein
IS RACISM THE REASON BEHIND THE CRITICISM?
We wonder if all the criticism Meghan Markle has received is because of her skin color. According to Royal experts, many of the harsh remarks Meghan faces is rooted in racism. Even though some of the nicknames may seem harmless, it hasn't been used to describe a royal. An insider or outsider never described a new royal with such terms.
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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.
Though many of the royal staff who came up with these nicknames quit in recent months, there's been a low-key push and trial to frustrate Meghan Markle. This may be because she is a breaker of rules. Some also say it is because she is half African-American.
Turning her name into a negative verb is going to annoy her fans. Even the Queen may be annoyed if she gets to know of it. It then makes us wonder why Urban Dictionary will include this term with that meaning. Where did it even come from?
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Today is #earthday - an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home. The above, Their Royal Highnesses in Rotorua, New Zealand. Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900’s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today. Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 8 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©️DOS sharing his environmental POV including: Africa’s Unicorn, the rhino. These magnificent animals have survived ice ages and giant crocodiles, amongst other things! They have adapted to earth’s changing climate continually for over 30 million years. Yet here we are in 2019 where their biggest threat is us. A critical ecosystem, Botswana’s Okavango Delta sustains millions of people and an abundance of wildlife. Huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans, are altering the entire river system; the ash kills the fish as the flood comes in and the trees that don’t burn become next year’s kindling. Desert lions are critically endangered due partly to human wildlife conflict, habitat encroachment and climate change. 96% of mammals on our 🌍 are either livestock or humans, meaning only 4% remaining are wild animals. Orca and Humpback whale populations are recovering in Norway thanks to the protection of their fisheries. Proof that fishing sustainably can benefit us all. Roughly 3/4 of Guyana is forested, its forests are highly diverse with 1,263 known species of wildlife and 6,409 species of plants. Many countries continue to try and deforest there for the global demand for timber. We all now know the damage plastics are causing to our oceans. Micro plastics are also ending up in our food source, creating not just environmental problems for our planet but medical problems for ourselves too. When a fenced area passes its carrying capacity for elephants, they start to encroach into farmland causing havoc for communities. Here @AfricanParksNetwork relocated 500 Elephants to another park within Malawi to reduce the pressure on human wildlife conflict and create more dispersed tourism. Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but every day. #earthday
URBAN DICTIONARY, THE ORIGINATOR OF THE TERM?There isn't any official record of the root of "Meghan Markled" on the Urban Dictionary's website. The only sources the site made available are anonymous people with screen names. Hence, we'll have to conclude that the term originated from the UK streets.
Lots of British media outlets have looked into racist behavior in the UK and found out 43% of minorities there were rejected for jobs and faced some bias. Meghan Markle is most likely apprised of this situation. Well, we wonder what she will think if she gets to know of these offensive terms and how her name is used for pointless reasons.
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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️
DOES THIS NEW TERM LINK TO PIERS MORGAN?
If you don't know Piers Morgan, he is a journalist and a once-popular royal expert. He is notorious for his abrasive comments, and most times, scalding honesty. Fans recently hoped he would leave Meghan Markle alone.
Aforetime, they were cordial friends online. They initially met on Twitter but kept in touch with one another because Meghan Markle mentioned that she was a fan. As time went on, they both stopped talking. She supposedly dropped him from her life which was seemingly by choice. If there's a source behind the verb "Meghan Markled," it might be her old ally Piers Morgan as he had offhandedly called her a social climber. Wherever the term came from, we sincerely hope people don't latch on to it.
DID MEGHAN MARKLE GHOST PIERS MORGAN?
Over the past months, Piers Morgan hasn't held back about how he feels about the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. In March, Piers Morgan wrote about how Meghan Markle has made her husband, Prince Harry, change.
In an appearance on Ireland's, The Late Late Show, Piers Morgan talked in-depth about the relationship he used to have with the former ‘Suits’ star. Piers narrated how they met saying that one evening he followed four Suits stars on Twitter. He said within five minutes he got a DM from Meghan.
Piers Morgan told Ryan Tubridy, the host, that he and Meghan got along pretty well. He said they corresponded on Twitter, privately and publicly and also group messaged with other stars from the legal series. However, all that fairy tale soon ended as she ghosted him the moment Prince Harry was in the picture; like that wasn’t painful enough, the other Suits stars ghosted him too. It was later he found out that they were instructed to ghost him.
Well, if Meghan was instructed to ghost him alongside other actors, it isn't her fault that their relationship ended abruptly.
We certainly do not like the term "Meghan Markled." It doesn’t seem befitting for a royal, no to talk of a former Hollywood star. What do you think about the word? Do you think the term emanated from racism? Or does it really describe Meghan? Let's us know what you think in the comment section and share this article with a royal fan.