Everyone knows that anything that happens in the royal family’s personal lives becomes huge news the instant that it happens. When Prince William became engaged, it was on the cover of every magazine and on the front page of every newspaper. The royal wedding was one of the most-watched television events in the entire world. Now that it appears that Prince William’s little brother, Prince Harry has a girlfriend, her name is on everyone’s lips. We know that her name is Megan Markle and that she is an actress, however, there is plenty that we don’t know about her. There is also plenty that we want to know her seeing as though she is now linked to the royal family.
Meghan’s Early Life
Meghan was born Rachel Meghan Markle in Los Angeles, California. Her mother works in social welfare as a yoga therapist and her father is a photography director. Because of this, she spent a great deal of time on the set of Married With Children, which is where she caught the acting bug.
Meghan Markle is a highly educated woman. She attended an all-girls high school and went on to Northwestern University where she earned a degree in communications in 2003. She was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She has recently expressed an interest in returning to school to earn her Master’s degree.
Meghan’s Big Break
Meghan got her break in acting unexpectedly. She was discovered at a party when her friend gave a talent manager a copy of a film that Meghan starred in while she was in college. The manager was impressed and things took off from there.
Meghan’s Acting Career
After being discovered, Meghan began getting guest spots on several shows. General Hospital, Beverly Hills 90210, The League, CSI: Miami,Knight Rider, Fringe, and Castle name just a few. She auditioned for the role of Rachel Zane on the series Suits, and she got the part. She started playing Rachel and 2011 and is still starring in the show today. She plays one of the main characters, who like Meghan in real life, is a foodie. With all of the work that she has been doing, she has earned herself a net worth of $3 million.
She is Close Friends With Venus and Serena Williams
Where you see the Williams sister, you will often see Meghan Markle as well. She often attends her friends’ tennis matches, Wimbledon included, and they have spent time together at the most recent New York Fashion Week where Meghan showed her support for Serena when she debuted her fashion line. Meghan is just one of the girls.
She Grew Up With Yoga
Meghan’s mother is a famous and talented yoga instructor. Meghan started taking Mommy & Me yoga classes with her mother when she was a little girl. She continued practicing yoga throughout her entire life. Today, she loves hot yoga, and she is incredibly flexible. She has been featured in many fitness magazines showing off her crazy yoga skills and also giving tips about diet and nutrition. Maybe it’s in the genes.
People Don’t Always Believe That Her Real Mother is Her Real Mother
Meghan’s mother is black with dreadlocks. Most people believe that Meghan is fully Caucasian, and they question whether her biological mother. When she was younger, she says she had a hard time knowing where she fit in due to the fact that she is biracial. She says that it wasn’t until she was in her 20’s that she was truly able to embrace her ethnicity. Today, she is proud to have parents of two different race and she couldn’t be more proud of her mother. She posted a photo of herself and her mother on Instagram, complete with a comment about how proud she was on the day that her mother, Dora, graduated from USC with a Master’s degree in social work. She is and always will be a true Mama’s girl.
Like Her New Beau, Meghan is a Humanitarian
Meghan has dedicated a great deal of her time and energy to helping other people. She traveled to Rwanda as a UN advocate to work on the Clean Water Campaign. She is also a counselor for One Young World and she is a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada. She has spoken out on many issues from modern day slavery to gender equality. She is a person who truly cares about her would and the people in it.
She Loves to Cook and She’s Good At It
Meghan has always loved to cook. She has her own lifestyle website called, The Tig, and she has an entire section dedicated to food and cooking. She has mentioned numerous times that cooking is one of her favorite past times. When she isn’t working or traveling, she is in the kitchen. She was even invited to do a cooking spot on The Today Show, where she shared a few of her favorite summer recipes.
She Was Married Once
Meghan is a divorcee. She started dating a man named Trevor Engelson in 2004. On September 10, 2011, after 7 years of dating, the couple decided to get married. They married at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The couple were barefoot when they were married, and 102 guests attended the wedding. Sadly, the couple spit in May 2013 after only two years of marriage. They kept the separation very quiet and the divorce was finalized in August 2013. In November 2016, it was reported that Meghan did not want any type of financial support from Engelson. Her divorce made room for her to start dating the Prince.
Meghan Markle made a name for herself on her own, however, now that it is rumored that she is dating Prince Henry, her name is on everyone’s lips and her face is on the cover of every tabloid and magazine. While the couple’s relationship is relatively new, there are many people who are wondering whether or not the couple could ever marry. Over the years, members of the royal family have ended relationships because their significant other was once married. Only time will tell if the royal family will welcome Meghan into the family with open arms if the relationship lasts that long.