Meghan Markle: ‘I worked all my life & saved when I could’
Meghan Markle, who grew up in California, discussed in her letter to two Democratic lawmakers being taken to the £3.60 ‘Sizzler’ salad bar as a treat by her parents.
Her father, Thomas, worked as a Hollywood lighting director, while her mum, Doria worked as a social worker.
She also mentioned going to a salad bar at restaurant The Old Spaghetti Factory with her Girl Scout troop, because that’s all parents could afford.
Meg said: “What I do remember was the feeling: I knew how hard my parents worked to afford this because even at five bucks, eating out was something special, and I felt lucky.
“I started working (at the local frozen yogurt shop) at the age of 13. I waited tables, babysat, and piecemealed jobs together to cover odds and ends.
“I worked all my life and saved when and where I could – but even that was a luxury – because usually it was about making ends meet and having enough to pay my rent and put gas in my car.”