Meghan Markle made several revelations in the latest episode of her podcast Archetypes on Spotify. Prince Harry‘s wife revealed that she underwent a genealogical test that identified her as 43 percent Nigerian.
The Duchess of Sussex, has re-released another new episode of her podcast focused on gender and race stereotypes. This time she had as guests comedians Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh, where they discussed the challenges faced by black women in the entertainment industry.
Meghan took the opportunity to reminisce about when she was auditioning for roles where characters of color “always had to have a personality or an attitude.”
“This idea that a black woman should be angry when we all know that sometimes things make you feel angry or sad or hurt or upset and that’s not a gender or race specific feeling. Yet this stereotype of the angry black woman persists, and it was constantly reinforced in ways we didn’t even realize,” Prince Harry’s wife has assured.
Meghan Markle genealogy: “I am 43% Nigerian”.
Meghan has also related that a couple of years ago she underwent a genealogy test and discovered she was 43% Nigerian.
“I’m going to start digging into all of this because anyone I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, say ‘What!”. To which Ziwe assures her that “this is great for our community.”
Meghan often defends her roots, as her mother is an African-American woman and her father is a white man. Although the duchess often talks about the mix in her genes, this is the first time she has spoken publicly about her ancestral background.
Meghan Markle defends herself from those who call her “difficult.”
‘I’m particular, I think a high tide raises all ships, we’re all going to succeed so let’s make sure it’s really great because it’s a shared success for everybody,’ she assured.
Meghan also said that being clear “doesn’t make you demanding. It doesn’t make you difficult, it makes you clear.” To many, it seems like a response to the accusations she has faced during her short stint in the British monarchy. Some of her former workers and employees at Kensington Palace have called her a difficult person accusing her of being a bully and having a bad temper.