Meghan Markle recalls hearing her mother get called the N-word in old video

A recently resurfaced anti-racism campaign video shows Meghan Markle reflecting on her personal experience with racial slurs as a person of colour. 

The video was made in 2012, well before Markle became part of the royal family. In the clip, she wears a T-shirt with the slogan "I won't stand for racism" and shares her hopes for a more inclusive world for her future children. 

"I'm bi-racial, 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," Markle says in the clip. 

"And so some of the slurs that I've heard or the really offensive jokes, or the names, it's just hit me in a really strong way. 

"And then, you know, a couple of years ago I heard someone call my mom the N-word." 

Some seven years on from the video, Markle would go on to welcome her first child with Prince Harry in 2019, but back then, the Suits actor was already hoping for a more open-minded world for her potential kids. 

"I hope that by the time I have children, that people are even more open-minded to how things are changing and that having a mixed world is what it's all about. I mean certainly, it makes it a lot more beautiful and a lot more interesting," she said. 

Markle said that she believed she'd received some benefits of racial bias, claiming that some people didn't recognise she had an African American mother. 

"Certain people don’t look at me and see me as a black woman or a biracial woman. They treat me differently, I think, than they would if they knew what I was mixed with."