What Is The Real Nationality Of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex? All You Need To Know

Despite she is married to Prince Harry for a long time, fans still wonder what is Meghan Markle's real nationality and ethnicity

By Ingrid Mateos

- June 11 , 2022 - 15:03 hs
Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle (AP)

Each member of the Royal family has its fanbase, from Queen Elizabeth II to the ones who are far from the throne like Princess Eugenie. However, one of the royals who has received the most mixed feelings is Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, not only for the comments she has said over the years but also because she has stayed by Harry's side when stepping from his Royal duties.

Over the years, many things have been asked about the Duchess of Sussex, and the one that has been asked the most is what nationality is Meghan Markle since it is known that she is not from the U.K. Since it was revealed that she was dating one of Princess Diana's sons it became a fairytale story after knowing that she was not only a commoner but an American too.

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Meghan Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, but the Duchess has described that she has mixed ethnicity. Her mother Doria Ragland is African-American while her father Thomas Markle has German and Irish roots.

In an article for Elle, Meghan talked a bit about her heritage and how being biracial has impacted her life. “Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating. While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that.”

She added, "To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman."

In fact, in the same article, she also talked a bit about her acting career and how she could not land a role as a Black woman because she was considered not Black enough. “Morphing from Latina when I was dressed in red, to African American when in mustard yellow;”

She continued “Sadly, it didn't matter: I wasn't black enough for the black roles and I wasn't white enough for the white ones, leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn't book a job. “

Unfortunately, this is not the only problem Meghan Markle has faced. During the now-infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess revealed that a member of the Royal family said some racist comments towards her and baby Archie despite he was not born at the time.

According to Meghan, there were inquiries about how dark" his skin would be when born. She declined to reveal who was the one to say this but added that it was one of the main reasons why they left.

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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