Facts about Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is 36 years old
Born: August 4, 1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles,
Best known as: The American actress who is engaged to Britain's Prince Harry



Meghan Markle Biography

Name at birth: Rachel Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is the American actress who became engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry in November of 2017. They will be married on May 19, 2018.

Meghan Markle was born in California to mixed-race parents: “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white,” she wrote in Elle magazine in 2015. Her father was television lighting director Thomas Markle, and Meghan grew up around the business. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2003 with a degree in theater and international relations, then turned to an acting career.

After eight years of scattered small parts , she landed a lead role in the USA Network’s legal drama Suits in 2011 (also starring Gina Torres). Markle took the role of Rachel Zane, a super-smart paralegal who eventually becomes a lawyer in a New York City law firm. The show’s multi-year run made her a TV star.

In 2014 she launched her own lifestyle site, The Tig (which closed in 2017), and she also became an ambassador for World Vision Canada and an advocate for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

Meghan Markle met Prince Harry in July of 2016, and their romance quickly became popular tabloid fare. Clarence House, the official home of Harry’s father Prince Charles, announced their engagement on November 27, 2017, saying: “His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month… The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.” The announcement also said the wedding would be in spring of 2018. A few days later, the couple confirmed that the wedding would be on May 19, 2018 in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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Meghan Markle was married and divorced once before: she was married to movie businessman Trevor Engelson from 2011 until 2013… Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are distant cousins, according to Wikipedia: “Their common ancestors are Elizabeth Bowes (1505–c.1572) and her husband, Richard Bowes, son of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam Castle and High Sheriff of County Durham — ancestors of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (née Bowes-Lyon).”


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