Meghan Markle says she's ‘destined to fight racism in the US’ so her instinct to leave UK now makes sense, says insiderJune 25, 2020
MEGHAN Markle has allegedly told friends that her decision to leave the UK and relocate to California “all makes sense” now as she is “destined” to help racism in the United States.
A close friend told DailyMail.com that her “gnawing urgency to uproot from England” was fate so she could be the “forefront” of the movement.
They added: “Meghan said her work as a leader is more important than ever right now and that she’s been speaking with Oprah and other community leaders on how she can be part of the solution.
“Meghan feels like her mission goes far beyond acting. She said she wants to use her voice for change and hasn’t ruled out a career in politics.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back as senior royals in March this year, and moved across the pond with son Archie, one.
Meghan, 38, is said to have recently distanced herself from her Canadian stylist best friend Jessica Mulroney, 40, who has been embroiled in a race row with black influencer Sasha Exeter.
This follows numerous protests being held across the United States, in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and other African-Americans who have died at the hands of the police.
Following George’s death, Meghan released the heartfelt message to the graduating class of her former high school, Immaculate Heart in LA, and said George’s “life mattered.”
In her video this week about the protests, Meghan said: “George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered… and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know.”
She added: “I wasn’t sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that it would get picked apart.
“And I realised the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing.”
In the last few weeks, Jessica Mulroney’s TV role, I Do, Red, was cancelled after the stylist and bridal marketing specialist “threatened” a black social media influencer in a row over white privilege.
It was reported that Meghan has allegedly permanently cut ties with her former pal, who played a starring role at the royal wedding.
Meghan first met Jessica when she was filming for Suits in Toronto, but it is said the friendship is over “for good.”
A source told DailyMail.com that Meghan was left “absolutely mortified” at Jessica’s “tone-deaf threats to Sacha.”
An insider told the publication: “Meghan is absolutely mortified that she's been dragged into this complete mess.
“She said Jessica is in no way a racist, but the way she handled the situation (with the fashion influencer) was tone-deaf and heartbreaking.
“Meghan said friends reflect friends and because of what's at stake she can no longer be associated with Jessica, at least not in public. She has to do what she has to do in order to preserve her dignity and her own reputation.”
Before she was a duchess, Meghan previously spoke out about racism she herself has suffered being biracial – and spoke of the time her mum was called the n-word.
The then-actress Meghan, who had not yet married Prince Harry, adds in the poignant clip from 2012, that she hopes the world will have changed by the time she has kids.
The video is currently going viral, as protests against racial inequality continue in Britain as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Meghan’s video was shot as part of a #IWontStandForRacism campaign, and features the future duchess speaking about her own experiences.
Meghan, who became the first mixed-race person in modern history to marry a senior British royal in 2018, says: “For me I think it hits a really personal note.
“I’m biracial, 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.
“And so some of the slurs I’ve heard, the really offensive jokes or the names, it has just hit me in a really strong way.
“A couple of years ago I heard someone call my mum the ‘n word’.
“So I think for me beyond being personally affected by racism, to see the landscape of what our country is like right now and certainly the world and to want things to be better.”
She has also previously spoken about how her grandfather told her that he and his family stopped off at Kentucky Fried Chicken on a road trip, but had to use the back of the restaurant for “coloureds” and eat in the car park.
She wrote: “That story still haunts me. It reminds me of how young our country is. How far we've come and how far we still have to come.”
Meghan, whose dad Thomas Markle is Caucasian and her mum Doria Ragland is African American, spoke of the accepting world she wanted her future kids to grow up in.
She said: “I am really proud of my heritage on both sides, I’m really proud of where I’ve come from and where I’m coming.
“But yeah I hope 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.
“Certainly it makes it a lot more beautiful and a lot more interesting.”
Meghan and Harry are no longer using their Sussex Royal Instagram page, so stayed silent on social media during Black Out Tuesday, where people posted black squares in support of Black Lives Matter.
Previously, Meghan revealed how dad Thomas bought her a mixed Barbie doll set when she was made to feel upset over her biracial heritage.
And Meghan ‘hasn’t ruled out politics career and believes she was destined to fight racism in the US’, friends say.
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