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Meghan Markle will be a beacon to young, says actor Idris

By Catherine Wylie

Meghan Markle will be a "beacon" and role model in the royal family, actor Idris Elba has said.

The star of Luther and The Wire was speaking before a Buckingham Palace dinner with the Prince of Wales to celebrate the work of The Prince's Trust.

Elba, a former beneficiary of the charity, was asked about black or mixed race role models, and if Ms Markle could make a difference to young people now she is engaged to Prince Harry.

"As a strong woman marrying into our royal family, she's going to be a role model for any woman, black, white," he said.

"It's great. And of course she's going to be a beacon and of course she's going to be someone that people look towards."

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