SHE is the glamorous American actress, who is known for her charity work and who is said to be smitten with Prince Harry.
And Megan Markle has now been pictured kissing her prince for the first time in public. Here’s all you need to know about her…
Where is Meghan Markle from?
The 35-year-old star was born and raised in California, but she now lives in Toronto where Suits is filmed.
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.
A recently uncovered video shows the Prince’s girlfriend in never-seen-before footage in 1992, playing with her nephew.
In the sweet clip, Meghan can be seen letting her baby nephew play with her hair, while her father Tom Markle lovingly looks on at their LA home.
Meghan was ‘discovered’ at a party but while her career was starting out she worked as a freelance calligrapher on the side and she had some pretty big clients.
The Sun also revealed never-before-seen snaps of 17-year-old Meghan being crowned homecoming queen at her high school prom.
The family of Meghan Markle have turned on her estranged half-sister who has threatened to release a controversial book called: “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.”
Where else have we seen Meghan?
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.
Meghan’s also had parts in CSI: Miami and appeared in some TV movies.
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.
What cooking skills does Meghan Markle have?
Meghan has revealed she is quite a dab hand in the kitchen, and her signature dish is a good old-fashioned English roast.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping magazine she said: “There is nothing as delicious or as impressive as a perfectly roasted chicken.
“It’s a game changer. I bring that to dinner parties and make a lot of friends.”
When did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry start dating?
In November, Kensington Palace confirmed Suits actress Meghan Markle is the Prince’s girlfriend, with a statement saying Harry was worried for her safety.
Harry and Megan were spotted hand-in-hand for the first time, while out on a date in London.
At the time, pals said actress Meghan had “virtually moved in” to Harry’s cottage at Kensington Palace with the couple having been “inseparable” for weeks.
The couple cemented their relationship even further when Harry, 32, was reported to have gained the blessing of Meghan’s dad, Thomas.
The actress’ older brother said the meeting between the royal and Thomas Markle, 72, a former lighting director, took place during one of Harry’s visits to Toronto, Canada.
Thomas Markle Jnr told the Daily Mail: “My dad knew about (the relationship) from the start.
“He’s pretty happy about Harry and he’s extremely proud of her. They have an amazing relationship, they’re very close and they always have been.”
On May 6 Meghan made her first public appearance as royal girlfriend when she proudly watched Prince Harry playing polo in Berkshire.
What about Meghan’s love life before Prince Harry?
Meghan began dating Trevor Engelson, who has a production company, in 2004 and the pair married on September 10, 2011.
They exchanged vows in Jamaica, but went their separate ways in 2013.
Pals of the couple said that they split after Meghan developed a “close friendship” with Canadian ice hockey star, Michael Del Zotto, 26.
Meghan’s chatted about what she likes in a guy in the past, revealing she dislikes anyone who is “catty” and loves it when a man makes an effort to impress.
“If the guy is going to write a girl a letter, whether it looks like a doctor’s note, if he takes time to put pen to paper and not type something, there’s something so romantic and beautiful about that,” she said.
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