Until 2016, the name Meghan Markle was known only to moviegoers. By that time, the American had managed to star in several dozen films, but there were no outstanding films with leading roles on the list of the artist. Nevertheless, they knew her. The name of the actress thundered all over the world when the British royal family confirmed that Meghan was dating the youngest son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana – Harry. Since then, the attention of the world press and fans has been riveted to the couple. Particularly interested began to study who this Markle is, who won the heart of the charming prince.
Meghan Markle managed to realize the dream of millions of girls around the world: she built a career in cinema, married a prince when she was already well over 30, gave birth to two children, and lives happily the way she wants.
Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981, to lighting director Thomas Markle and social worker Doria Ragland. As a child, Meghan often visited film sets with her father.
At the age of 11, the girl wrote a letter to Procter & Gamble with a request to eliminate the injustice in advertising: only women were shown in commercials with dishwashing detergents. The company soon corrected this oversight.
Megan studied at Northwestern University while doing an internship at the American Embassy in Buenos Aires. She even thought about starting a political career but failed the tests without getting the required number of points.
Meghan landed her first film role after being spotted by “the right people” at a party at the Buenos Aires embassy.
But her career did not immediately take off. Before that, Markle worked as a calligrapher. She still considers handwritten letters to be a special kind of art, conveying the warmth of someone who took the time to write it.
Meghan Markle made her film debut in 2002. In the TV series General Hospital, she played the role of a nurse. She then appeared in projects such as CSI: Miami, City of Tomorrow, CSI: Crime Scene NY, More Than Love, War in the House, Fringe, Castle, “Remember me”, “Horrible bosses” and others. The most famous work with the participation of Megan was the series “Force Majeure”. For shooting one episode, Megan received 50 thousand dollars.
In an interview, Markle admitted that movie roles were difficult for her because of her race (Meghan’s mother is African American).
Meghan Markle was always pissed off when she had her skin lightened or freckles removed in the photo. She is against any image retouching.
“It was only at the age of 20 that I realized that I am who I am and should not adapt to anyone,” Megan said in an interview.
Meghan Markle’s passion is travel. Once she went on tour in the footsteps of the book “Eat, Pray, Love.” She easily finds a common language with new acquaintances. High communication skills in the future helped her as a member of the royal family.
In September 2011, Megan married director Trevor Engelson, whom she had previously dated for 7 years. The marriage was not long: in 2013 they were already divorced. After Meghan began dating Prince Harry, the attention of the press was riveted to her ex-husband. Engelson admitted that it weighed him down and even drove him to depression.
The romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became known in November 2016. By that time, Megan had already moved to London and refused alimony from the ex-spouse.
Prior to her relationship with the UK royal, Markle ran a successful style blog. And when she closed the account, the press began to write that Harry and Megan were serious. For the sake of a relationship with her beloved, the actress had to put an end to her career in Hollywood. This was a requirement of the Palace.
By the way, in her lifestyle blog, Megan once admitted that she loves desserts, wine, and beer.
“Even if you are a little over 30, there is hope to marry a prince,” said the famous singer. And these words fit Meghan Markle perfectly. She became the wife of Prince Harry at the age of 37.
From the moment she met Harry, Megan was under the gun of cameras and increased public attention. This weighed on him and her, and especially the fact that the beauty’s skin color was discussed in society. Harry has repeatedly made appeals to the press, in which he asked to leave his beloved alone. He wanted to protect her from the negative with all his might.
The couple’s first child, son Archie, was born on May 6, 2019. And Megan and Harry, who by that time had violated several traditions of the royal family (which is only worth marriage to a divorced American woman with different skin color), did not arrange a traditional photo shoot with a baby on the threshold of the hospital. They introduced the heir to the palace.
Meghan and Harry have always openly burdened the duties of members of the royal family. They wanted to be just happy without peeping into their personal lives around the clock. Harry has always been different from his older brother William, who unquestioningly followed protocol. The youngest son of Diana and Charles constantly broke all the rules: either he arranged loud scandalous parties, or he married a girl who did not fit into his circle. And what are the public displays of feelings of Harry and Megan, who constantly touch each other in public touching? Prince William and Kate Middleton do not allow themselves this.
“He will not become a king, but he will become the king of human hearts,” Princess Diana said of Harry. And in a way, she was right…After the wedding and the birth of their son, Megan and Harry did not stay long under the wing of Elizabeth II. In January 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were stepping down as members of the royal family.
That same year, Harry, Meghan, and Archie moved to Canada for a few months and then to the United States. After the move, the couple stopped maintaining their official Instagram account. “If we no longer appear here, this does not mean that our work has stopped. Thank you all for your support and inspiration,” they wrote on their blog, which still has 10 million followers.
In the US, Harry and Meghan continued their humanitarian work by founding the Archewell Foundation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4, 2021. Parents still have not introduced the baby to the world.
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Despite the difficult relationship between Harry and his relatives, both the Palace and William and his wife, and Prince Charles congratulated the fugitive prince and his wife on a happy event in life.
For several weeks, the couple’s fans have been watching to see if Lilibet will be included in the list of heirs to the throne. And this happened only a month and a half after her birth.
It would seem that Megan and Harry, having gone through all the difficulties, having provoked the condemnation of supporters of the monarchy, received in life what they so fiercely sought: freedom and happy life away from prying eyes. But the couple’s lives are periodically poisoned by scandalous interviews of her father Thomas Markle and his daughter (Meghan’s half-sister) Samantha Grant. They constantly give out interviews in which they tell juicy details about Megan’s past life.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex themselves are not as white and fluffy as they might seem. After moving to the United States, they released an autobiographical book, In Search of Freedom. And now Harry is preparing to release several memoirs at once. But he promised to publish them only after the death of Elizabeth II. The Prince wants to take the public behind the scenes of life at Court but worries that the details might hurt the Queen.