'Ethnically ambiguous' Meghan Markle reveals the racist abuse she suffers - as she enjoys a romantic getaway with Harry in Botswana
- The Suits actress is celebrating her 36th birthday in southern Africa this week
- Meghan recently gave an interview about growing up in a mixed race family
- Harry's girlfriend told Pride magazine she sees herself as 'ethnically ambiguous'
- Also recalled her mother Doria being called the N-word during an argument
She is marking her 36th birthday with a romantic getaway at a 'honeymoon hotspot' in Botswana after being whisked away by her prince.
But Meghan Markle has reminded fans her life hasn't always been a fairytale after opening up in a candid interview about race.
The Suits actress spoke to Pride magazine about growing up 'ethnically ambiguous' with a black parent - and being at the receiving end of racist jokes.
Miss Markle, who also recalled her African-American mother Doria being called the N-word, told the magazine she felt an 'obligation' to speak about being half-black.
Miss Markle (pictured in 2016) has opened up on growing up 'ethnically ambiguous' with a black parent - and being at the receiving end of racist jokes
Appearing on the cover of Pride magazine's July issue, Meghan told how she has overheard racist jokes from people who did not realise she had a black parent.
She said: 'I don’t care if I’m fair-skinned and I don’t care what it is, that’s who I am and that’s my family.
'My hope is for the world to get to a place where it’s colour blind.'
Meghan may soon have something to celebrate as bookies have slashed the odds on Harry getting down on one knee this week.
Insiders say Harry has had marriage on his mind for months - but this week's romantic getaway has sent the rumour mill into overdrive.
After wrapping filming for Suits last month, Meghan flew to London, where the pair then went onto southern Africa for their adventure.
Ladbrokes have cut the odds to 6/4 that Harry will propose to his actress girlfriend while on holiday. A spokesperson for the betting company said: 'It’s a case of when and not if'
Meghan (pictured with Harry at the polo on May) also recalled her mother Doria being called the N-word - and told Pride magazine she felt an 'obligation' to speak about being half-black
The southern African country is close to Harry's heart thanks to his work with wildlife conservation - and he has also romanced former flames Natalie Pinkham, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas there.
According to the Sunday Express, Ladbrokes have cut the odds to 6/4 that Harry will propose to his actress girlfriend while on holiday.
A spokesperson for the betting company said: 'It’s a case of when and not if Harry pops the question and royal punters are convinced it will be while the happy couple are on holiday.'
The pair met in Orlando, Florida in May 2016 and have gone to great lengths to keep their trans-Atlantic love affair under wraps.
While Meghan celebrated turning 36 on Friday, her boyfriend will turn 33 in just a few weeks' time.
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