Meghan Markle, her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex is a former Television and film actress and also a member of the British Royal family by marriage. She was born on the 4th of August 1981 in Los Angeles, California. She was born to her parents; Doria England, who was a clinical therapist and a yoga instructor and Thomas Markle, who was a television lightning and photography director. Her parents divorced when she was six years old. She has paternal half-siblings; Samantha Markle and Thomas Markle Jr which she is not very close with.
She will be noted in history as the first mixed-race individual to be incorporated into the Royal Family. The New Duchess of Sussex, Princess Markle is descended on her mother’s side from the African American’s based in Georgia while on her father side is from German, English and Irish heritage.
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Meghan Markle grew up in Hollywood and attended private schools. She attended Little Red School House and also Immaculate Heart High School -an all-girl private school in Los Angeles. Meghan studied Theater and International relations at the Northwestern University School of Communication and graduated in 2003.
At the age of eleven, Meghan Markle wrote a letter to several nobles including the then First Lady, Hillary Clinton about a Procter & Gamble television advertisement which displayed the conception of a woman being struck down by greasy cookware. She stated that the advertisement was sexist as male classmates after seeing it started yelling that a woman’s place was in the kitchen. The language used in the advertisement was changed thereafter.
Meghan Markle started out getting minor and guest roles in Television series and movies. She got her first role in a television series in 2002; she appeared in the series ‘General Hospital’ as a nurse briefly. After that, she went on to appear in other television series such as Cuts, CSI: NY and 90210, and War at Home. Early in her career, she supported her self as a freelance Calligrapher in between acting jobs.
Meghan Markle got her big break in Hollywood in July 2011 when she got the opportunity to play the role of a Paralegal, Rachael Zane on the USA Network show titled ‘Suits.’ She also co-starred with Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, and Datrick J. Adams. She starred in Suits from the year 2011 to 2017. Meghan has also starred in big Screen works including films like Get Him to the Greek in 2010, Horrible Bosses in 2011 and Anti-social in 2015. She also played roles in television movies like ‘Daters handbook’ in 2010 and ‘When Sparks Fly’s in 2014.
Meghan Markle has other passion other than acting; they are calligraphy, yoga, and cooking. She also loves writing, she wrote essays for Elle UK and also ran her personal lifestyle blog called ‘The Tig’- which she got from Tignanello red wine- from 2014 and closed it in April 2017 due to her upcoming marriage. Meghan profiled successful and influential women in her blog.
She is the appointed women’s Advocate for the U.N and is involved in many charity works and organizations.
Meghan Markle and Reitmans-the Canadian clothing company released a clothing line of women fashion casual and work wear in November 2016.
Meghan Markle Movies
- The Candidate (2010)
- A lot like Love (2005)
- Remember Me (2010)
- Get Him to the Greek (2010)
- Horrible Bossess (2011)
- Dysfunctional Friends (2012)
- Random Encounters (2013)
- Anti-Social (2015)
- Dater’s Handbook
- When Sparks Fly
- Deceit (2006)
- The Apostles (2008)
- Good Behaviour (2008)
- The Boys and Girls Guild to Getting down
- Suits (TV series)
- The War at Home (TV series)
- Deal or No Deal
Meghan Markle Nominations and Awards
Meghan Markle was nominated in the choice Style Icon Category in the 2018 Teen Choice Awards; and also in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Category in the Emmy Awards.
She won the Best Dressed Woman in the 2018 People Magazine’s Award.
Meghan Markle Marriage and Personal Life
She dated Trevor Engelson, a producer for some years before they got married on September 10, 2011, at the Ocho Rios, in Jamaica but divorced two years in August 2013.
Meghan met Cory Vitello, a celebrity chef, and restaurateur and they dated for about two years, but the relationship ended in May 2016.
She met Prince Harry while he was attending the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada where the TV Series, Suits was being filmed. Meghan met him through a mutual friend who set them up on a blind date. She became the most googled actress of 2016 due to her relationship with Prince Harry.
Their engagement was announced on the 27th of November 2017. It was verified in January 2018 that Meghan Markle had adhered to the royal tradition when she shut down all her social media networks. They had their royal wedding on the 19th of May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
On the 15th of October, 2018, the Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child which is set to be in the Spring of 2019.
Meghan Markle Charity Work
Meghan Markle held the post of a counselor for the international charity, One Young World. She is known for her outspoken concepts about feminism, gender equality and modern-day slavery. In 2016, She was honored with the position of Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada and from which she traveled to Rwanda heralding the Clean Water Campaign at that time.
She has even traveled to India to raise awareness about the problems women faced. Meghan has even written the Time Magazine at one time due to their stigmatization of women with regards to menstrual health. She has worked for many years as an Advocate with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
Meghan is a vocal feminist and has stated that even as she had become a Royal, she will use her position to continue supporting the rights of Women and Social Justice.
In September 2018, the Duchess embarked on a new project to support a cookbook written by women from the Grenfell community which features recipes around the world. She is today regarded as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and the Vogue Magazine.
Meghan Markle Net Worth
Meghan Markle is worth an estimated $5 million.
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