Meghan Markle is opening up about her family’s storied history with racism.
In a post made to her personal blog The Tig for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the 35-year-old “Suits” star, who has undergone a number of racist remarks for her relationship with Prince Harry, reveals a disheartening story her grandfather once told her about a road trip he took from Ohio to California.
Markle, who shares a mixed background, recalls her grandfather saying, “Meggie, on our road trip, when we went to Kentucky Fried Chicken, we had to go to the back for ‘coloureds.’ The kitchen staff handed me the chicken from the back door and we ate in the parking lot. That’s just what it was.”
The actress goes on to say, “That story still haunts me. It reminds me of how young our country is. How far we’ve come and how far we still have to come.”
Meanwhile, “Ladies of London” star Marissa Hermer recently spoke out on Markle’s relationship with Prince Harry, calling London “the best city” to fall in love.
Speaking with ET Canada she said, “Clearly, it’s a romantic city for her and that’s the best part. You know, she’ll fall in love – she probably already has.”