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Who is Meghan Markle? 13 amazing facts about Prince Harry's bride-to-be
Describing her ancestry, Meghan said: "My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I'm half black and half white. I have come to embrace [this and] say who I am, to share where I'm from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman." Her mother is descended from Africans enslaved in Georgia, while and her father comes from Dutch, English, and Irish settlers.