Ms Markle, who is of African-American and white heritage , is set to become the first mixed-race member of the British Royal Family, with her and Prince Harry the first interracial royal couple. According to the Office for National Statistics, the rate of mixed relationships has increased in the last few years, with one in 10 people being in them at the last census. Some other inter-racial couples told us about their personal experiences of being in a mixed relationship - and their thoughts on the royal couple. French native Astrid and her partner of 10 years, Mike, who is Kenyan and Rwandan, live together in Birmingham.
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3 interracial couples got real about their discussions about race
Nothing makes one's heart flutter quite like a good love story. And by good, we mean tragic, of course. Though Shakespeare's plays are littered with doomed lovers — unrequited passion and death makes for good reading, apparently — couples equally as star-crossed can be found in the world's history books. These six heartbreaking historical tales from the ancient to more recent past are as sad as anything that has ever been conjured up in fiction. Read on for a trip through doomed romance history.
Interracial couples that changed history
Celebrity couples, no matter the era, have a way of sweeping the public off their feet. Maybe it's the way they look at one another, or the not-so-secret PDA they share during red carpet appearances. From Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, who ruled the early '50s before Bogie's untimely death, to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, whose real-life fairytale continues to captivates the world long after their wedding, here's a look at the most iconic celebrity romances from to present day.
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