MEGHAN Markle is an American actress who has been dating Prince Harry for over a year.
She revealed in an interview that she and the Prince are madly in love, and there are rumours that the fifth in line to the throne might have popped the question already. Here is the lowdown on the actress…
Who is Meghan Markle?
The 35-year-old star was born and raised in California, but she now lives in Toronto where Suits is filmed.
When she was little, Meghan spent a lot of time on the set of US TV show Married… with Children because her dad was a photography director on it.
Meghan was ‘discovered’ at a party but while her career was starting out she worked as a freelance calligrapher on the side and she had some pretty big clients.
The Sun revealed never-before-seen snaps of 17-year-old Meghan being crowned homecoming queen at her high school prom.
The family of Meghan have turned on her estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, who has threatened to release a controversial book called: “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.”
When did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry start dating?
In November 2016, Kensington Palace confirmed the Suits actress was the Prince’s girlfriend, with a statement saying Harry was worried for her safety.
Harry and Meghan were spotted hand-in-hand for the first time in Feruary 2017, while out on a date in London soon after.
The couple cemented their relationship even further when Harry, 32, was reported to have gained the blessing of Meghan’s dad, Thomas.
On May 6 Meghan made her first public appearance as royal girlfriend when she proudly watched Prince Harry playing polo in Berkshire and both Harry and Megan attended the highly-anticipated wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews in May.
According to The Daily Star, Harry has popped the question – the paper claimed he flew his lover to a secret spot before proposing under the stars during their romantic trip to Africa.
The couple are very happy together and in an interview with Vanity Fair, Meghan opened up about their romance, admitting they’re in love.
What about Meghan’s love life before Prince Harry?
Meghan began dating Trevor Engelson, who has a production company, in 2004 and the pair married on September 10, 2011.
They exchanged vows in Jamaica, but went their separate ways in 2013.
Pals of the couple said they split after Meghan developed a “close friendship” with Canadian ice hockey star, Michael Del Zotto, 26.
Meghan’s chatted about what she likes in a guy in the past, revealing she dislikes anyone who is “catty” and loves it when a man makes an effort to impress.
“If the guy is going to write a girl a letter, whether it looks like a doctor’s note, if he takes time to put pen to paper and not type something, there’s something so romantic and beautiful about that,” she said.
What has Meghan starred in as an actress?
Meghan is an actress whose biggest role is in the US TV show Suits, where she plays Rachel Zane.
She seems to be keen on a legal drama, as she’s also starred as an FBI special agent called Amy Jessup in sci-fi thriller Fringe, and had parts in CSI: Miami.
On the big screen, Meghan has appeared in Horrible Bosses, Get Him to the Greek and Remember Me.
What else is Meghan Markle involved in?
Meghan is committed to charity, much like Prince Harry.
She is the Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada and has been to Rwanda to promote the organisation’s Clean Water Campaign.
She has also visited Afghanistan to support US forces and their families.
In 2014 she was involved in a UN campaign for gender equality.
Most recently she has spoken out about period taboos in a powerful essay and she travelled to Delhi and Mumbai in January “to meet girls and women directly impacted by the stigmatisation of menstrual health”.
She has also worked as a model – she was one of the women who held the briefcases on the US version of Deal or No Deal in 2006.
In case you’re interested, she was all about case number 24.