skinnyyoungthings asked: are there more blacks in royalty other then Charlotte and dido Elizabeth belle?
The History of Tunisia (Carthage)
Racism and the Rediscovery of Ancient Nubia (“Kush”, from the Christian Bible)
CENTRAL & SOUTH AFRICA
best post ever
and it includes West and Southern African rulers
"But there isn’t any Black princesses! It’s hard to just make one up!"
How are people so thick as to think that Western European royalty is the ONLY Royalty?
Have we got Polynesian royalty on this list? I kinda skimmed it a bit….
List of the Monarchs of Hawai’i (with some European Portraits)
Sadly, colonization kind of destroyed a lot of EVERYthing in Oceania and various Polynesian nations. For example, the Kingdom of Tahiti was “abolished” by France in 1842 (ish), and Tahiti and its protectorates were “annexed” by France.
But the artwork from the Monarchy survives:
Portrait de la reine Pomaré (Queen Pomare of Tahiti), Charles Giraud, 1852.
You can read a bit more about monarchies and former monarchies in Oceania and Polynesia, including many nations of Black indigenous folks and their kings, queens, princesses, et cetera, here. Most of them have been “replaced” with European monarchs, and/or are considered basically “colonies” of European nations even to this day.
This is part of what floored me when I first started delving into history, autodidact style: that all of my previous education had COMPLETELY MISSED an ENTIRE CONTINENT.
You might even want to round that up to TWO continents, since everything I know about China I learned outside of the public school system, and I had a class that included Japanese myth at some point, and I didn’t even know the Polynesian Islands WERE POPULATED until I was in my twenties.