Most people didn’t bat an eyelash at Prince Harry’s engagement this week to Meghan Markle — except for racist internet trolls.

Markle, an American actress and model with a white father and a black mother, noted the animosity toward her online but downplayed its impact.

“Of course it’s disheartening,” she said. “You know it’s a shame that that is the climate in this world, to focus that much on that, or that that would be discriminatory in that sense. But I think you know at the end of the day, I’m really just proud of who I am and where I come from, and we have never put any focus on that.”

Still, her biracial background would be a first for the British Royal Family.

Meanwhile, racists criticized Prince Harry — calling him a “cuck” and a “race traitor” — and used racial slurs in reference to Markle, while also commenting on her previous marriage, age and religious background.

We’ve included several examples below, which include harmful and hateful speech.

#PrinceHarry– The Royal race traitor. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/yQV8TpypsZ

— Sussex Damsel (@blueeyedlimey) November 27, 2017

 

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