Tuesday 11 December 2018

'Their families were horrified' - Meghan Markle's mother Doria to discuss experiences with racism in tell-all with Oprah

Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle (right) is pictured with her mother Doria Ragland during the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada
Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle (right) is pictured with her mother Doria Ragland during the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada
Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Radlan watch the closing ceremonies for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, September 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey attending the A Wrinkle In Time European premiere at BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London (Ian West/PA)
Britain's Prince Harry (L) and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle (R) walk with each as they leave after attending a service of commemoration and thanksgiving to mark Anzac Day in Westminster Abbey in London on April 25, 2018
US chat show host Oprah Winfrey poses during the European premiere of A Wrinkle in Time in London on March 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony HARVEYANTHONY HARVEY/AFP/Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart after attending the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields on April 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling stars in a 'Wrinkle in Time'

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Meghan Markle's mother is reportedly set to do a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The former 'Suits' actress' mum Doria Ragland was reportedly spotted leaving the chat show host's home in California last week after the pair spent the afternoon brainstorming ideas for their impending interview on the long-running talk show.

It's believed Doria will address the racial abuse Meghan suffered after it was announced that she was dating, and subsequently, engaged to Prince Harry.

A source told the Mirror Online: "Oprah and Doria spent a long time chatting and they got on really well. The most important and significant issue they spoke about was race and how badly some people had reacted to Meghan and Harry. What happened to Meghan and Harry was disgusting and they and all of their families were horrified.

US chat show host Oprah Winfrey poses during the European premiere of A Wrinkle in Time in London on March 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony HARVEYANTHONY HARVEY/AFP/Getty Images
US chat show host Oprah Winfrey poses during the European premiere of A Wrinkle in Time in London on March 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony HARVEYANTHONY HARVEY/AFP/Getty Images

"It's an issue close to both Doria and Oprah, who have both suffered racism."

However, the interview will need to be approved by the 36-year-old actress, her soon-to-be husband and Buckingham Palace before anything is recorded.

Prince Harry, 33, released a statement back in 2016 when his relationship with Meghan became public knowledge condemning the abuse she was receiving.

He said via a spokesperson at the time: "His girlfriend has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some has been very public - the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web comments."

Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Radlan watch the closing ceremonies for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, September 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Radlan watch the closing ceremonies for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, September 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

The couple - who have been dating since the beginning of 2016 - are set to tie the knot at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Windsor, on May 19.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart after attending the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields on April 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart after attending the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields on April 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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