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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Name: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle)

Real name: Rachel Meghan Markle

Birth date: 4 of August 1981 (37 y.o.)

Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Height: 170 cm Weight: 61 kg

Birth Sign: Leo

Chinese zodiac: Rooster

Occupation: actress

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Meghan Markle - biography

Meghan Markle is an actress of American origin, primarily known for the TV show Suits. She is also the wife and lady of the heart of Prince Harry of Wales.
In the photo: Meghan Markle (Meghan Markle)In the photo: Meghan Markle (Meghan Markle)

Early years

Meghan was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, into a family of mixed race. Her father, Tom Markle, is an American television director of Dutch and Irish descent, while her mother, Doria Ragland, an African American, is a Master of Social Sciences, who had worked as a yoga instructor and social worker all her life. Meghan also has a half-brother - Thomas - from his father's first marriage.
Meghan Markle was born into a mixed-race familyMeghan Markle was born into a mixed-race family
Ever since she was a child, Meghan got acquainted with the inside of the filming process — her father often took her on various TV shows, such as the sitcom Married…with Children. The sweet girl easily made friends with popular actors and celebrities, starting to dream of finding herself in their place someday. Later on, Meghan's parents divorced: her father moved to Mexico, while the girl remained to live with her mother.
Meghan Markle as a child with her fatherMeghan Markle as a child with her father
Despite her passion for movies and TV shows, Meghan Markle also spent a lot of time studying. Every day she read books and learned something new, and by the age of eleven she became inspired by feminist ideas. At this age, Meghan also decided to write a letter to Hillary Clinton, who at that time had just become the first lady of the United States.
Meghan Markle with her motherMeghan Markle with her mother
In her message to the first lady, the girl complained about a soap advertisement which was shown on TV in between the episodes of a melodrama. There manufacturers depicted women as stereotypic maids and cooks, who were meant to spend all their time washing dishes. When Hillary received the letter, a serious scandal broke out in the media, and the commercial was taken off the air.


As a daughter of wealthy parents, Markle had been studying in elite private schools since the age of five with the children of numerous Hollywood stars. After graduation, she could not decide on a major, torn between a career in television and politics.
Meghan Markle’s school yearsMeghan Markle’s school years
Enrolling in the California branch of the American Northwestern University, Meghan decided not to miss any opportunities and received two undergraduate degrees at once - in Acting and International Relations.


After graduating in 2003, Meghan did a short internship at the American Embassy in Buenos Aires, where she served as director of public relations. After that, she decided to try herself as an actress.
Meghan Markle decided to try herself as an actressMeghan Markle decided to try herself as an actress
She did not become a successful actress right away; in between the rare episodic roles in TV series (CIS: NY, General Hospital, 90210) she had to work as a model, a restaurant hostess, and even a calligrapher. Everything changed in 2011, when she successfully passed the casting for the leading role in the serial comedy drama Suits. Her character is Rachel Zane, an employee of the Pearson-Hardman law firm.
Meghan Markle in TV show Suits
The series about the legal practice of a dazzling tandem consisting of a brilliant lawyer and a gifted ex-criminal, has become tremendously popular and brought the attractive mulatto actress world fame.
Continuing to play in further seasons of Suits, Meghan also appeared on the big screen in the melodrama When Sparks Fly, the comedy Dater’s Handbook, as well as in the British crime film Anti-Social.

Meghan Markle’s personal life

Shortly after graduating from the university, Meghan began dating the producer Trevor Engelson. In 2011 they were married, but their marriage did not last long - in 2013 the couple divorced.
Meghan Markle’s marriage to Trevor Engelson didn’t last too longMeghan Markle’s marriage to Trevor Engelson didn’t last too long
In early 2016, rumors spread in the media about the relationship of the actress with Prince Harry of Wales. In September 2017, this information was officially confirmed: the lovers first appeared together at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
Rumours about Meghan Markle dating Prince came up in the beginning of 2016Rumours about Meghan Markle dating Prince came up in the beginning of 2016
Two months later, Buckingham Palace made an official statement about the engagement of Prince Harry. Meghan met the royal family, and Queen Elizabeth II gave the young couple her blessing for the wedding. The happy couple had the marriage ceremony in May 2018.
Meghan Markle and Prince HarryMeghan Markle and Prince Harry
Many were curious how Meghan Markle met Prince Harry. {cite #We were introduced by a mutual friend - he set us up for a blind date. Then we met again in London and went on a double date. And then I immediately began to think about how to set up a third meeting, the prince recalls. #}

The wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

For Meghan Markle the beginning of 2018 had passed under the auspices of the preparation for the wedding. Before the ceremony, she changed her faith (abandoned Protestantism in favor of the Anglican Church) and received British citizenship. After the wedding, the lovers were planning to settle in the royal residence in Nottingham.
The first interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
On May 19, 2018, thousands of people around the world watched the royal wedding. The first African American princess!, - rejoiced the residents of the States. Meghan Markle’s dress was executed by the artistic director of Givenchy fashion house Claire Waight Keller. The image of the bride was laconic, with a minimum of jewelry: stud earrings and a Cartier bracelet, as well as a 1932 tiara, which queen Elizabeth II had lent to Meghan. The outfit of the groom was traditional - Guards regiment uniform.
Wedding outfits of Meghan Markle and Prince HarryWedding outfits of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
By royal standards, the wedding turned out to be modest: only 600 guests were invited, with neither politicians, nor foreign persons of royal blood, and even the celebrities were few. The newlyweds were honored by the presence of the Beckham couple, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Idris Elba. The Prime Minister Teresa May wasn’t invited to the wedding (she congratulated the newlyweds on Twitter).
Celebrities at Meghan Markle’s weddingCelebrities at Meghan Markle’s wedding
At the same time, those wishing to see the ceremony at least out of the corner of their eye were more than enough - more than 100 thousand people gathered at Windsor Castle, and many took places closer to the road a few days in advance. But the bride's father could not attend the most important day of his daughter’s life - he had to undergo urgent heart surgery.
After the wedding Meghan Markle became Duchess of SussexAfter the wedding Meghan Markle became Duchess of Sussex
As a wedding gift from his grandmother Harry received the title of Duke of Sussex. Accordingly, after the ceremony Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex. After the ceremony, the newlyweds went up to their chambers at Windsor Castle and spent their first wedding night. In the morning the couple left the palace.

The royal wedding in numbers

  • 200 lemons were used for the wedding cake
  • 5 metres of silk were used for the bride's veil
  • 10 pages served at the wedding
  • 175 years have passed since the death of the last Duke of Sussex
  • 7 charitable organizations received money from the newlyweds in honor of the wedding
  • 5,000 members of the press have received accreditation for the celebration

Meghan Markle at present

A few months after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the royal family shared the good news - the Duchess of Sussex is expecting a child. The birth of the new heir to the British throne is expected in the spring of 2019.
Meghan Markle is pregnantMeghan Markle is pregnant
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