Her father, Thomas Markle, is of European descent, while her mother is African-American. On her mother’s side, the Duchess’s great-great-great-grandfather, literally chose his family’s last name, Wisdom. Meghan has always been very proud of where she comes from, and that’s probably in large part due to how she was raised. Meghan described in one interview how her father surprised her for Christmas one year when she really wanted this particular Barbie family set.
Thomas bought 2 sets and rearranged them so that the dolls took after her own family. She said, “there was a black mom doll, a white dad doll, and a child in each color.” Beautiful! Here’s to hoping she and her father are able to work things out in the near future. Meghan has devoted her life to inspiring others, and now she is in the perfect position to be able to do just that for millions of young people all over the world!
Her Parents Met on a Soap Opera
It doesn't get any more romantic than this (forget the outcomes for a moment). It's as if Meghan Markle's parents, have a fairy tale of their own. Thomas Markle, Meghan's father, has Irish and Dutch backgrounds. Her mother, Doria, was working on a soap opera set at the same time as Thomas, and that's where it all began.
Doria was training as a makeup artist and he was a lighting and photographer director. They were captivated by love very fast. If only they would have known that one day, their own love story, would produce a real prince and princess legend.
Her Real Name
It may interest you to know that the Duchess of Sussex’s name at birth was actually completely different from the one everyone uses these days. Meghan was born as Rachel Meghan Markle, but she didn’t really care too much for being called Rachel and liked the sound of the latter, so her legal first name was dropped altogether, and today no one knows the star as anything other than Meghan Markle.
Meghan couldn't have imagined, that three decades later, and with a life full of stories, she would marry into a family, that not only kept their full names, but they usually had more than three to carry.
Married With Children
Meghan grew up in a family that was involved in the entertainment industry. She very well may have been following in her father's footsteps when she decided to go into showbiz herself. Dad worked as a lighting director on some huge hits back in the 1970s and 1980s. One of the most famous shows he worked on, is one we all know and love.
Meghan Markle spent most of her childhood days on the set of "Married With Children." She says that for almost ten years, she would go to the studios after school, which was great fun (especially after spending all day at catholic school).
The Duchess has always had a very close relationship with her mother and father. Before marrying Doria, Meghan's mother, he was married to Roslyn Loveless and had two children with her, Meghan's half-brother Thomas and half-sister Samantha. Meghan is the youngest of his children and he currently lives in Baja, California.
During Meghan's childhood, she was very close to him, but unfortunately, things didn't go according to plan as the years went by, and Meghan's father didn't even show up at the royal wedding. We are not exactly too sure why he did not attend his own daughter's wedding.