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What you don’t know about Meghan Markle; Prince Harry’s Bride to be
Who is Meghan Markle? As we gathered, MEGHAN Markle is the American television actress and star of Suits who has been dating Prince Harry for over a year. She is 36 years old, four years older than Prince Harry.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed how he got down on one knee to pop the question while they were roasting a chicken at home.
The happy couple gave their first ever joint interview to the BBC’s Mishal Husain at 6pm, lasting over 20 minutes, hours after their engagement was confirmed. Now the question is what do we really know about Meghan Markle, the american actress set to marry the Prince of Wales.
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.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Radlan, is a yoga instructor and social worker. Her father, Thomas W Markle, is a former television lighting director who won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series.
Meghan lived her childhood in California but now lives in Toronto Canada. She graduated from Northwestern University in Theatre and International relations. Her mother Doria Ragland is African-American and the father Thomas Markle is Dutch-Irish. The couple divorced when Meghan was six years old. Her father once won a lottery. He used part of the proceeds to fund her acting career.
The father now lives in Mexico. She is a fiercely independent woman, who likes campaigning for feminine rights. At Age 11, she forced a soap manufacturer to alter an advert after she wrote a letter to then First Lady Hillary Clinton and other high-profile figures complaining that it implied women belonged in the kitchen. In a speech she made on the 2015 International Women’s Day, she urged women to make their voices heard, saying: “Women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to be seated there, and in some cases, where this is not available, they need to create their own table”. She plays the role of a lawyer in the hit television show “Suits”. She first hit the screens in America when she featured in an episode of the medical drama, General Hospital in 2002. She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Fringe.
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.
The Suits star also joined Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto – the sporting competition which the Prince founded.
It was the first time the pair had been spotted together at a public event.
The tabloids in Britain have been disparaging her, even falsely alleging that she once bared it all for a porn site. She and Harry made their first official public appearance together in September, attending the opening ceremony of the third Invictus Games — created by Harry for disabled or wounded soldiers and veterans. Harry invited Meghan’s mum to the event.
“We’re two people who are really happy and in love,” Meghan Markle told Vanity Fair shortly before the event. Like Harry, she does humanitarian work. In this regard, she serves as an ambassador for the Canadian charity “World Vision Canada,” which works to improve children’s lives in developing countries She is also telegenic, practises yoga and drinks detox drinks including “green juices,” according to her Instagram account.
Reports said she was once married to an American producer, Trevor Engelson between 2011 and 2013, after six years of dating. But this and her mixed raced background are nothing to love-besotted Harry. “It would show Harry, a senior member of the Royal Family, to be a thoroughly modern man — not a precious, strange creature from another planet, which is how the royals are sometimes seen”, said one of Harry’s handlers.