Ethnicity: Her father is Caucasian (Dutch and Irish descent) & mother is African-American.
Markle has been in a relationship with Prince Harry since July 2016. In September 2017, during an interview with Vanity Fair, Markle spoke in public for the first time about her love for Prince Harry saying, “We’re two people who are really happy and in love.
Markle’s father’s family history revealed that Meghan’s great great great grandmother, Mary Bird, was a member of staff of the Royal Household at Windsor Castle in 1856.
Her mother, Doria Ragland, has a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and works as a psychotherapist and yoga instructor.
From age five, Markle was educated at private schools. Markle majored in international studies; coursework included an internship at the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires. She graduated in 2003 from Northwestern University.
Markle is close friends with Serena Williams.
Of her parents she has said, “my dad is Caucasian and my mom is African-American … I have come to embrace [this and] say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman.
The paparazzi crush is said to be especially brutal this time. Ms. Markel who is biracial, has faced racist comments. In a statement last November, the palace described a wave of abuse and harassment and said Prince Harry is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her.
Kensington Palace described how journalists tried to break into Markle’s home, how newspapers offered “substantial bribes” to her ex-boyfriend and said nearly everyone she knows has been bombarded for information. Markle’s mother couldn’t even get to her front door without jostling reporters.
Royal officials said the harassment has “been very public,” citing “the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”
Despite recent inquiries into media ethics triggered by tabloid phone-hacking allegations, Barnett said British news outlets remain as aggressive as ever.
Prince Harry thinks enough is enough. The prince lashed out at the media for intruding on the privacy of his new girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle. The 32-year-old royal said the press had crossed a line with articles that had “racial undertones,” and pleaded: “This is not a game.”
The condemnation was the latest in an often uneasy dance between Britain’s royals and an international press hungry for any tidbit about royal scandal or courtship. Harry and his brother, Prince William, have spoken candidly about their distrust of the media: Their mother, Princess Diana, died in a 1997 car accident while being pursued by paparazzi, and William’s wife, Kate, was relentlessly scrutinized for years before the couple married in 2011.
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