Meghan Markle was first known just as a Suits actress, but she came to the fore when she started dating Prince Harry. One of the things that made people come to love her so much is the fact that she has broken barriers when it comes to strict rules of the royal family, including race, since Meghan is biracial. Namely, she is the first biracial woman to marry into the royal family in the last couple of centuries. However, Meghan herself recalled that there were times when she felt different because she is biracial.
Meghan Markle was born in 1981 to Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland
Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland met in the 1970s when they were working in the same studio, Thomas as a lighting director and Doria as a temp. It was love at first sight. They started dating, got married, and had Meghan in 1981, so she was born to a black mother and a white father. They raised her in Los Angeles, making sure she never felt different for being biracial, but rather special, instead. Meghan herself said: “They crafted the world around me to make me feel like I wasn’t different but special.”
However, no matter how hard they tried to “craft the world” for her, there was one time when Meghan felt different for being biracial – it was when she was forced to pick either of the two races for her English class in school. “There I was (my curly hair, my freckled face, my pale skin, my mixed race) looking down at these boxes, not wanting to mess up, but not knowing what to do,” Meghan said in her essay to Elle. When she told her father about it, he said that she should make her own box the next time and not feel torn apart.
Other than that, Meghan grew up feeling only pride for being biracial, and she became very engrossed in women’s rights, and she has done all kinds of philanthropic work. Thanks to her parents, she still stands tall, highly proud of who she is.