Prince Harry’s New Bae Meghan Markle Faced Challenges Being A Biracial Actress

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When news broke this week about Prince Harry dating “Suits” actress Meghan Markle we were happy to see one of our favorite gingers finally making some good decisions. After all, Meghan is beautiful, successful in her own right as an actress, designer and lifestyle blogger and charitable (Meghan became a global ambassador for World Vision Canada earlier this year and travelled to Rwanda in Africa to help a clean water project). According to U.K.’s Express, the pair are thought to have met in May when he was in Toronto to promote the Invictus Games for disabled Servicemen. Meghan has lived in Toronto for the last few years because “Suits” is filmed there. While the pair are said to be taking things one week at a time, the Express says Markle has already been a guest at Kensington Palace:

She has made several visits to London and has been on discreet dinners with Harry and out with his friends.

Friends say Harry has been treated to her “excellent cooking” and they both enjoy yoga. She has stayed with him at Kensington Palace and met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

“William and Kate really liked her and she fitted in straight away,” added the insider.

Meghan is a very confident and intelligent woman and she’s not overawed mixing with royalty. That’s one of the things Harry admires about her.”

She was seen enjoying the tennis at Wimbledon in the Royal Box on June 28 and July 4. She also posted a picture on her Instagram page of a visit to Buckingham Palace on July 5. Harry was in London during that period, joining Coldplay on stage at a Kensington Palace charity gig on June 28.

The daughter of an African-American mother and a father of Dutch and Irish descent, Meghan spent time on film sets as a child because her father Thomas was a lighting director, working on the hit series Married With Children. She graduated from Northwestern University, where she studied theatre and international relations, and worked for the US Embassy in Buenos Aires.

And yes you read that right. Daughter of an African-American mother. Meghan spoke at length with Ebony earlier this year about her struggles to find success as a biracial actress:

“My mom is a yoga instructor, 100% Black with dreadlocks,” she reveals. “And when people find out ‘that girl’ on Suits is her daughter, there is often this disconnect and sometimes disbelief. It took me a long time to find myself.”

A natural beauty and gifted actress, being biracial often left her in a grey place on the cusp of both worlds. But being neither “Black enough” or “White enough” while auditioning led to being turned away for roles all too often.

“I could get into twice as many rooms, but was turned down twice as often as many of my peers,” she says. “It’s that dichotomy that we can go through: ‘What are you? Where do you fit in? I want to put you in this box and I want you to stay there.’ I never want to complain. I get that so many people have it worse than I do. But it took me deep into my twenties to come to the realization that I am ‘enough’ exactly as I am, and I don’t have to be more or less of anything for other people.”

Meghan is now 35-years-old and a well established member of the “Suits” cast. She describes the show as being extremely progressive:

“I mean, Gina Torres plays Jessica Pearson, and she’s the head of the firm,” Markle notes. “Many other networks would have cast that role as a White man.” It’s important to keep in mind this was six years ago, before Scandal and the other Shondaland shows that currently dominate our flat screens. “Rachel was cast as the dream girl, and in real life that girl didn’t look like me. She was blonde and blue-eyed, not some biracial, ‘can’t tell what she is’ girl.”

Well this ‘can’t tell what she is’ girl is Prince Harry’s dream girl because they are saying he is completely besotted and we can’t say we blame him!

Hit the flip for more photos of her.

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