Ever since 8 November 2016, Meghan Markle has captivated the world. Since her whirlwind romance with Prince Harry was announced by Kensington Palace, all eyes have been on her. Everybody wants to know everything there is to know about the woman dating the fifth-in-line to the British throne.
Rachel Meghan Markle was born on 4 August 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Doria and Thomas W. Markle. She is of mixed-race with her mother being African-American and her father being of Dutch and Irish descent. Meghan found her love for acting at a young age. With her father being an Emmy Award-winning director of photography, she spent many years on the set of Married… With Children.
Having been educated at private schools her entire life, Meghan graduated in 2003 with a double major in Theater and International Relations from Northwestern University.
Meghan is an accomplished actress having worked on shows such as General Hospital, Fringe, Castle and, most notably, Suits where she has played character Rachel Zane since July 2011. In addition to television, she has also had small roles in a few movies including Horrible Bosses, Remember Me and Get Him to the Greek. In her spare time, she is also an accomplished calligrapher.
Before gaining international fame as the girlfriend of Prince Harry, Meghan was previously married to Trevor Engleson. They wed on 10 September 2011, after having dated since 2004. The couple split in May 2013, and their divorce was finalised in August 2013.
In addition to acting, Ms Markle is an active humanitarian. She has worked as a counsellor for the One Young World charitable organisation, where she spoke in Dublin at its annual summit in 2014. In 2016, she became the Global Ambassador World Vision Canada and attended the Ottawa Summit that same year. In her role, she also travelled to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign.
With Meghan and Prince Harry quickly becoming the new “it couple” of pop culture, public intrigue into them and their personal lives will intensify, and with the couple both being extremely private, we will all have to stand by and watch the royal couple’s love continue to grow.