Meghan Markle Says Her Mom Was Mistaken As Her Nanny Growing Up

Meghan Markle revealed that her mother was mistaken as her nanny rising up, within the second episode of her and Prince Harry’s new Netflix collection, aptly titled “Harry & Meghan.”

“I grew up in LA,” the Duchess of Sussex says, describing her childhood within the second episode of the Netflix docuseries, which dropped on Thursday.

“And I just remember my mom telling me stories about taking me to the grocery store and women going ‘Whose child is that? You must be the … ’” Meghan mentioned, of her interactions her mother, Doria Ragland, had on the time.

“She’s like, ‘It’s my child,’” however Meghan mentioned that the ladies protested her declare.

“They were like ‘No ― you must be the nanny, where’s her mom?’ ’Cause I was really fair skinned and my mom, darker,” Meghan added.

Meghan’s feedback about her upbringing elaborate on what she mentioned in a 2012 video for the Erase the Hate marketing campaign about being biracial, and witnessing somebody hurl a racial slur at her mom.

Meghan and her mom Doria Ragland arrive at Cliveden Home Lodge to spend the night time earlier than her marriage ceremony to Prince Harry on Could 18, 2018, in Berkshire, England.

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“I’m biracial. Most people can’t tell what I’m mixed with and so much of my life has felt like being a fly on the wall,” Meghan mentioned on the time. She spoke about listening to folks inform “really offensive jokes” and mentioned, “A couple of years ago I heard someone call my mom the ‘n-word.’”

“Quite honestly, your race is part of what defines you,” the Duchess of Sussex mentioned. “I think what shifts things is that the world really treats you based on how you look.”

Meghan’s mom makes an look within the second episode of the collection.

Ragland has by no means spoken to the press or media publicly earlier than, although viewers would possibly bear in mind listening to her voice on Meghan’s podcast, “Archetypes.”

“My name is Doria, and I’m Meghan’s mom,” Ragland says firstly of episode two. “And, um, the last five years has been challenging.”

“I’m ready to have my voice heard, that’s for sure,” Ragland provides. “A little bit in my experience, you know, as her mom.”

Ragland spoke concerning the first time that her daughter advised her she was courting Prince Harry, and mentioned that the 2 started whispering about it on the telephone collectively.

She additionally gave a glowing description of her first encounter with the prince, describing him as a “6′1, handsome man with red hair.”

“Really great manners. He was just really nice. And they looked really happy together,” she mentioned.

A still of the couple, shared by Netflix.
A nonetheless of the couple, shared by Netflix.

The revelation arrived within the first three episodes of Netflix’s collection, “Harry & Meghan,” directed by Liz Garbus, which had been launched Thursday. The final three episodes within the collection will drop Dec. 15.

The collection contains “commentary from friends and family, most of whom have never spoken publicly before about what they witnessed” along with exploring the couple’s relationship with the royal household and the elements that led to their step again in 2020.

“No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors,” Harry mentioned within the teaser launched within the trailer. “I had to do everything I could to protect my family.”