Who is Meghan Markle?

-Ms. Jinali Mehta

There is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to Prince Harry’s new fiancée!

While we don’t know what would Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s title be, we’re guessing Ms. Markle is tipped to become the first Duchess of Sussex when she marries Prince Harry.

With the final season of Suits rolling in featuring Patrick J Adams & Markle, let’s get to know a few little-known facts about Meghan!

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  1. Meghan Isn’t Her First Name

 

The actress was actually born Rachel Meghan Markle. Ironically enough, she became most well known for her role on Suits, where she plays a character named Rachel!

  1. She Was A Briefcase Model On Deal Or No Deal

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Before landing her gig on Suits, the actress got her start as a model on the popular game show holding the mysterious briefcases.

  1. Her Mom Gave Her A Sweet Nickname

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It’s no wonder Meghan posts plenty of photos of her favorite flowers, peonies, on her Instagram account, given that her mother nicknamed her “Flower” as a little girl.

  1. She Used To Make Money With Calligraphy

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While struggling to earn a living before finding fame, Meghan relied on her calligraphy talents to keep cash in her pockets.

  1. She Started Doing Yoga At 7 Years Old

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Her mom taught yoga and brought Meghan along as a youngster to “mommy and me” classes.

  1. She Was A Global Ambassador

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She worked with World Vision Artist Collective as an ambassador to help children in Rwanda receive an education. This was just one of many acts of kindness Meghan is known for. In fact, she met Harry at a charity dinner!

  1. Ellen DeGeneres Convinced Her To Adopt Her Dogs

Meghan revealed in an interview with Best Health magazine that the funny lady just happened to walk into the same animal shelter she was at when she met her Lab/shepherd mix, Bogart. Even though they didn’t know each other, Ellen insisted she bring the pup home — so she did!

  1. She Has Dabbled In Fashion Design

 

She collaborated with Reitmans, a Canadian retail company, for a collection in 2016 that mixed couture style with the more casual vibe she rocks on a daily basis.

  1. She’s Besties with Serena Williams

The pair met at a charity athletic event and clearly hit it off. Meghan even refers to the tennis star as her “confidante.”

  1. She Used To Run Her Own Lifestyle Blog

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The website was called The Tig and featured recipes, DIY tips, and other helpful lifestyle articles for nearly three years before closing down in spring 2017.

  1. She’s Older Than Prince Harry

Born August 4, 1981, Meghan is about three years older than her beau, who was born in 1984.

  1. She Was The Most Googled Actress In 2016

Rumours about her relationship with Harry began swirling in October 2016, which definitely gave her a boost. However, it was the royal confirmation of the couple just before the year’s end that solidified her above other actresses like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence.

Team Way of the Bay wishes the actress Good luck for her career and private life ahead.

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