‘Black Beverly Hills’ pumped for its princess


In the upscale Los Angeles community known as the “Black Beverly Hills” where Meghan Markle’s mother lives, the neighbors are delighting in the frenzy around the upcoming Royal Wedding.

“This has probably been the number one topic for a long time in this neighborhood,” Windsor Hills resident Earl Hutchinson, an author specializing in African American rights and history, tells AFP.

Markle was born and raised an hour’s drive north in the San Fernando Valley, where her father worked as a lighting director for TV shows, and she was educated at exclusive Hollywood private schools.

But in the streets where her mother Doria Ragland has a Mexican-style colonial house surrounded by cacti and agave plants, residents see Prince Harry’s fiancee as one of them.

“A bit like a native daughter, she’s known here,…

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