Today, on August 4, Prince Harry’s wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, turned 40 years old. Before she became a member of the royal family, Markle was engaged in an acting career. The couple, Harry and Meghan, has two children.
Interesting facts from the life of Meghan Markle read in our material.
Megan’s mother is African-American; her ancestors come from Africa and were slaves on cotton plantations in the southern American states. The Duchess’s father is of Dutch and Irish descent; his ancestors come from Germany and Switzerland. According to the American researcher Gary Boyd Roberts, Megan is a direct descendant of King Edward III of England-the son of King Edward II of the Plantagenet dynasty and Isabella of France, the daughter of King Philip IV of France, the Beautiful of the Capetian dynasty, a direct descendant of King Henry I of France and Queen Anna Yaroslavna of France, the daughter of Grand Duke Yaroslav the Wise of Kyiv.
So, Harry and Meghan are relatives in the 17th generation.
In 2002, Megan made her debut in the TV series “General Hospital.” She also worked as a fashion model and played cameo roles in the TV series “CSI: New York,” ” 90210: New Generation,” “Frontier,” and “Castle.” Her most famous role is Rachel Zane in the TV series “Suits.” In addition, she played in the films “Remember me” and “Horrible Bosses.”
In 2011, Megan married film producer Trevor Engelson. But two years later, the couple divorced.
At the end of 2016, it became known about Meghan’s relationship with Prince Harry. And already in 2017, the royal heir proposed to the girl. On March 6, 2018, Meghan Markle was baptized and confirmed in St. James’s Palace chapel. The wedding took place on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
On May 6, 2019, the couple had a son, who was named Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. And on June 4 of this year, Harry and Meghan became parents for the second time: their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born.
Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a surprise announcement for the Palace and Queen Elizabeth II. Harry and Meghan have announced that they want to leave the UK, resign all royal powers and become completely financially independent. The couple moved to Canada and then to the United States.
Interests and preferences
Megan loves peonies. Her mother still calls her a flower.
Markle admitted that her favorite city is Paris. The capital of France attracts Parisians with delicious food, language, style, and inner chic of Parisians. The birthday girl loves dogs. Before moving to London, Markle had two pets from the shelter – a mixed-race Labrador Bogart and a beagle Guy.