Facts of Meghan Markle
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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex is the British royal family member. She is an American humanitarian, activist, and former actress. She became the subject of headline after the revelation of her relationship with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Markle and Prince Harry exchanged a vow at the royal wedding at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.
Early Life and Education of Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles to Doria Loyce Ragland, a social worker and yoga instructor and Thomas Wayne Markle, Emmy Award-winning lighting director. She was raised in Hollywood.
Markle is American but after marrying Prince Harry she gives up her American nationality for British citizenship. As far as her ethnicity concerned she is half Caucasian from her mother side and half African-American from her father side.
Markle parents got divorced when she was just 6 years old. She has two older paternal half-siblings, Thomas Markle Jr. and Samantha Grant. She attends the Catholic high school but she identifies herself as Protestant. She went to private schools at Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse.
Later, she joined Immaculate Heart High School, an all-girl, private Catholic school in Los Angeles. In 2003, Markle completed her graduation from Northwestern University in a double major in theater and international studies. Shortly after her graduation, she applied for an internship at the US embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied in Madrid, Spain for a semester.
Meghan Markle's Career
Meghan Markle used to work as a calligrapher during her early acting jobs. She started her acting career in a minor role in an episode of the daytime soap opera, General Hospital. Then she starred in TV shows, Century City (2004), The War at Home (2006), and CSI: NY (2006). She had struggled a lot during her early acting career.
Markle got her major role in the USA Network show, Suits where she played the role of Rachel Zane. Her character was well received by audiences and critics. She appeared in movies like Get Him to the Greek and Remember Me, Horrible Bosses. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of lifestyle website The Tig from 2014 to 2017.
Markle collaborates with Canadian clothing company Reitman and released a line of women's fashion workwear.
Meghan Markle's Net Worth
Meghan Markle has an estimated net worth of $7 million in 2017. She made $50k per episode for her appearances in Suits amounting to her annual income about $450k. She earned $187,000 for her role in Remember Me and $171,429 for her role in the short film, The Candidate. Markle earned more than $80k from her brand endorsements and sponsorships.
Meghan Markle's Personal Life
Meghan Markle is happily married to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. The duo exchanged a vow at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, in the presence of 600 guests along with billion witnesses. She wore a local designer, Clare Waight Keller, and the dress perfectly suited her.
Markle and her husband are expecting their first child in 2019 who will be the 7th in line to the throne.
Before the giant wedding, the couple engaged on November 27, 2017, at the royal family ceremony. The duo first met in June 2016 on a blind date which was set up by a mutual friend. However, the couple official their relationship in September 2017 and made their first public appearances together at an official royal engagement at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
Markle leaves her acting profession soon after the revelation of her relationship with Prince Harry. Even she deleted her social media accounts and thanked everyone who followed her over the years.
Previously, Markle was in a marital relationship with actor and producer Trevor Engelson. The duo tied the knot in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on September 10, 2011, after dating for seven years. However, the couple failed to handle their married life and split apart in August 2013. The reason behind their divorce was their long-distance relationship as Markle stayed in Toronto for her work and Trevor at Los Angeles.
Markle also rumored to dated porn film star, Simon Rex, Canadian chef, Cory Vitiello, and her suits co-star, Joshua Silverstein. And, in May 2020, it was reported that Meghan Marle and her husband Prince Harry were reportedly moving into a $13 million mansion in LA after they gave up on their Royal Titles.
And, in May 2019, Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child, a son who they named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The couple celebrated Archie's first birthday with Save With Stories, a campaign that helps feed and support needy children.
Additionally, Markle and Harry also made an announcement of launching a non-profit organization called Archewell named after their beloved son.
Check out the Royal wedding video of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,
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