Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, flanked by her sons Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, pictured alongside other members of the UK royal family standing on a balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past in 2019. Photo: AFP
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, flanked by her sons Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, pictured alongside other members of the UK royal family standing on a balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past in 2019. Photo: AFP
Benjamin T. Jones
Opinion

Opinion

Benjamin T. Jones

Britain’s royals can’t keep ignoring their colonialist past and racist present

  • The British Empire is long gone, but a colonial mindset has persisted among the UK’s monarchy – as Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview shows
  • Without attempts to confront the racism in its past and present, Britain’s royal family risks falling ever further out of touch, says Benjamin T. Jones

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, flanked by her sons Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, pictured alongside other members of the UK royal family standing on a balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past in 2019. Photo: AFP
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, flanked by her sons Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, pictured alongside other members of the UK royal family standing on a balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past in 2019. Photo: AFP
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