Meghan is actually her middle name, with her full name being Rachel Meghan Markle. (Photo: WENN)
Meghan has a surprisingly diverse family background. She has African-American and Dutch-Irish blood in her immediate family tree. (Photo: Instagram)
Meghan used to be a professional calligrapher for weddings and events before breaking into the spotlight. (Photo: Instagram)
The actress graduated from Northwestern University in 2003 with a degree in communications. (Photo: Instagram)
She is known for her participation in humanitarian causes, particularly her role as a UN Women’s advocate for political participation and leadership. (Photo: Instagram)
Meghan has been portraying paralegal Rachel Elizabeth Zane since Suits premiered in 2011. (Photo: Instagram)
Apart from her television and humanitarian work, the actress founded the now-defunct lifestyle site The Tig. (Photo: Instagram)
When it comes to nicknames, Meghan has quite a few. “My nickname is: Meg, MM, M&M, and Flower (which my mom has called me since I was little,” she wrote on her blog. (Photo: Instagram)
Meghan was previously married to producer Trevor Engelson. The pair tied the knot in 2011 after dating since 2004. They then separated in 2013. (Photo: WENN)
She’s older than Prince Harry. Meghan is 36, and his husband-to-be is 33. (Photo: WENN)
Even after marrying Harry, Meghan won’t be known as “Princess”. That title is reserved for women born into the royal family. (Photo: WENN)
If Meghan and Harry do have children together, they will be referred to as princes and princesses. (Photo: WENN)
Meghan is expected to be Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex. (Photo: WENN)
Harry and Meghan will live together in the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. (Photo: WENN)
The couple will be neighbors with Prince William and Kate Middleton. (Photo: WENN)
As announced yesterday by Kensington Palace,
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be getting married on the spring of 2018. And while their love story is that of a fairy tale, the news on their engagement is more like a nightmare to me, because my life-long dream of marrying one of the most coveted bachelors in the world is practically and most definitely over.
Teenage dream shattered in a matter of seconds. My heart actually hurts.
So I asked myself: What could Meghan Markle have that I don’t? After doing just a little research, turns out the list is quite extensive. The Suits star and royal-to-be is much more than just a pretty face on TV.
No, that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier, but it does make it a little more… understandable.
Click through our photo gallery above to learn everything you need to know about Meghan Markle—from her years before meeting her Prince Charming to her future life as “your Royal Highness”.