[ November 27 update: They’re officially engaged. ]
Meghan Markle has already worn a wedding dress — on TV, as the ambitious paralegal Rachel Zane on the USA Network show Suits. It’s been quite the hit, running for over 100 episodes since its debut in 2011. Markle has been along for the ride the whole way.
Markle has also worn a wedding dress in real life: she was married to producer and movie guy Trevor Engelson from 2009 until their divorce in 2011. That was no big deal, until she started dating Prince Harry after meeting him at a dinner party in 2016. In the Royal Family, divorce has a long history of bad mojo — from Princess Margaret‘s ill-fated romance with Group Captain Peter Townshend to the grandmother of them all, king-busting American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
But times change, and Meghan Markle is a pretty big star in her own right. The cover of Vanity Fair makes anyone look good. And Harry is only fifth in line to the throne, making his choice of a mate rather less vital.
The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle isn’t a sure thing yet [editor’s note: now it is], but rumors are “at fever pitch.” If it happens it’s a win-win for everyone. Even for former husband Trevor Engelson, who is reportedly pitching a sitcom based on “a man whose wife leaves him for a British prince.”
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