New Zealand Markets closed

Meet the Markles: Who’s in Meghan’s family?

Allison Yee

She's set to become the latest member of the royal family (provided she walks down the aisle before Kate welcomes her third child), but how much do you know about Meghan Markle's own roots?

Mum: Doria Radlan

A yoga instructor and social worker, Meghan is clearly proud of her mum Doria’s achievements, posting a heartfeld Mother’s Day tribute to her on Instagram last year.

Meghan Markle mum Doria

Meghan claims mum Doria is a source of inspiration. Photo: Instagram

“Always proud of this beautiful woman,” she captioned a snap of them together. “This was when she graduated from USC with a masters in social work. Honouring my mom, Doria, and all the amazing mamas in our lives.”

Doria reportedly divorced Meghan’s dad Thomas when she was just six years old, with the actress speaking openly about the struggles she felt growing up mixed race.

Meghan Markle family Prince Harry

No word on what Doria thinks of Prince Harry. Photo: Instagram

"'What are you?' A question I get asked every week of my life, often every day,” she told Elle in 2015. “I… give them what they're after: 'My dad is Caucasian and my mum is African American. I'm half black and half white'.”

Dad: Thomas Markle

Former lighting director Thomas was the one who set Meghan on her path to the bright lights of Hollywood, with the future actress visiting her dad while he worked on the set of TV shows such as Married with Children.