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Commentary: Anyone can be a princess, and this time we mean it

In the two minutes it will take Meghan Markle to walk down the aisle of St. George's Chapel on Saturday to marry Britain's Prince Harry, the totems of tradition that have marked British royal marriages for decades, if not centuries, will topple once and for all.

Markle is a commoner - more shocking, an American. She's black, she's divorced and, at 36, she's the older woman. (Harry is 33.) And she's an actress; Markle just logged her final season on the TV legal drama "Suits." A

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