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Who are Meghan Markle’s parents? Time to know Prince Harry’s in-laws


Meghan Markle, the American actress, who is best known for playing Rachel Zane in the legal drama Suits since 2011, has been dating Great Britain’s Prince Harry since Summer 2016.

The Royal couple revealed on November 27 that they are engaged and are planning a royal wedding in spring 2018.

If you are a die-hard fan of the Royal Family, you will know all about Prince Harry, from the tragic loss of his mother, Princess Diana, in the year 1997, to elder brother Prince William’s courtship and his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011. You would also know the fact that the oldest member, 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth, is the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee. This means she has been on the throne for 65 years now.

But what about Ms Meghan Markle’s family? What is her background? From where does she belong? What was her childhood like? The Royal UK is here to help you all with a glimpse of Meghan’s family who is soon to-be-the-Royal-in-laws.

Also read: Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with Queen Elizabeth?

Meghan’s father’s name is Thomas Markle and mother’s name is Doria Ragland.

The American actress was born in Los Angeles in 1981. She is the daughter of Doria Ragland, a psychotherapist and yoga instructor. His father is an Emmy-winning lighting director, Thomas Markle. She is truly an example of a mixed-race woman. That is something she wrote about in a 2015 essay about her background and experiences of her growing up as a child for the Elle magazine.

Babyface Meghan, pictured left with her father Tom, right, and nephew.


“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 indeed come to embrace that. To say who I actually am, to share where I am actually from, or to voice my pride in being a strong and confident mixed-race woman. That when asked to choose my ethnicity in a questionnaire as in my seventh-grade class, or these days to check ‘Other’, I simply say: Sorry, world, this is not Lost and I am not one of those others. I am and will be enough exactly as I am”.

That particular article also mentions that Meghan Markle’s parents are divorced. According to some reports, her father retired from show business in the mid-1990’s. Before that, his credits included ‘Married With Children’, ‘The Facts of Life’, and ‘General Hospital’.

Also read: Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle finally meets Queen Elizabeth.

It is indeed for sure that her both the parents will be invited to her Royal wedding. Her mom, Doria has already met Prince Harry on few occasions. One when they appeared together at the closing ceremonies of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. Well, Prince Harry has also met Meghan’s father. But they haven’t appeared publicly. Although both the parents gave their comments on the news of their daughter’s wedding. The comments also stated about the meetings with Prince Harry.

Be it anyway, Thomas and Doria are thrilled for their daughter. They said:

“We are incredibly happy for our daughter, Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same personalities, is indeed a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are truly excited for their future together”.