Heartbreaking Headlines made by Meghan Markle Just Before This Event

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Meghan Markle for TheTig.com on October 27th, 2014 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Meghan Markle for TheTig.com on October 27th, 2014 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Meghan Markle speaks candidly about racism growing-up – before romantic holiday with Harry

Meghan Markle has spoken out about the heartbreaking racist abuse she has experienced in a candid interview ahead of a romantic birthday treat with Prince Harry.

Having spent months researching the real Harry for a forthcoming biography, talking to his closest friends and confidants, I firmly believe Meghan Markle could be his anchor
Having spent months researching the real Harry for a forthcoming biography, talking to his closest friends and confidants, I firmly believe Meghan Markle could be his anchor

Miss Markle is celebrating her 36th birthday this week in a fairytale getaway with Prince to Botswana, but as a keen philathropist the Suits actress opened up about her experiences of racism as a child.

The Los Angeles native revealed how when growing up she and her African-American mother had been on the receiving end of racist jokes.

Melania Trump First Lady may well meet Meghan Markle, 35, at the event Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Melania Trump First Lady may well meet Meghan Markle, 35, at the event Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Miss Markle also recalled hearing her mother Doria being called the N-word, and this has spurred to speak about being mixed-race.

She told Pride Magazine: “I don’t care if I’m fair-skinned and I don’t care what it is, that’s who I am and that’s my family.

“My hope is for the world to get to a place where it’s colour blind.”

This is not the first time the Suits actress have spoken out about her childhood.

According to her old blog, The Tig, Doria would take her on holidays to remote and impoverished places – sparking the actor’s interest in philanthropy.

Jetting back home today and it's been a crazy month of sun, sand and...you know what!'
Meghan Markle: Jetting back home today and it’s been a crazy month of sun, sand and…you know what!’

Miss Markle also wrote about her pride in being mixed race on The Tig, which has since been closed down.

She wrote: “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American.

I don’t care if I’m fair-skinned and I don’t care what it is, that’s who I am
Meghan Markle

“I have come to embrace [it, and] to say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”

Sealed with a kiss Meghan Markle cheers Prince Harry on at the Polo Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Sealed with a kiss Meghan Markle cheers Prince Harry on at the Polo Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Last year she also spoke at the Create & Cultivate conference in Atlanta about racism and Hollywood.

Speaking about how her physicality helped her bag acting roles, she said: “Because I’m biracial I was able to get into so many more rooms because they didn’t exactly know where they could put me.”

Meghan Markle [WENN]
Meghan Markle [WENN]

But Miss Markle also revealed there were a lot more disappointments.

She added: “With that said, I heard ‘no’ so many more times than you would if you could only go in for the blonde-haired blue-eyed girl.”

She appeared as a series regular in Suits from 2011 – and the role catapulted the Los Angeles native to fame.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

Tags: African American, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Harry and Meghan, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Create and Cultivate, Conference in Atlanta, Racism and Hollywood, Mixed-race woman, Blonde-Haired Blue-Eyes Girl

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