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There are so many inspiring women in the world, and so is Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Even before she was a royal, she was known to everyone from her TV role on suits and her lifestyle site The Tig. But once she got into a relationship with Prince Harry in 2016, the whole world gave attention to her, and she became a worldwide favorite. But apart from marrying the prince, what was the American-born princess’s life really like? And really who is Meghan Markle? 

who is meghan markle

Audiences have watched Markle grow into a fashion icon, being a philanthropic world traveler, and have an inspiring success. Mostly she is loved for her acts of kindness. But there are a few things you probably didn’t know about her that helped her into the life she is living today. 

She is recognized as one of the most interesting royal family members. But she is a bit different from the rest of the royal family tree, as she is an American and a former actress who was raised in Los Angeles. You can find her relatable, and heartwarming, and it will make you love her even more than you do. 

Meghan Markle childhood

Meghan Markle is fully known as Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4th, 1981, and was raised in Los Angeles, California, U.S.  She is of mixed-race heritage. She was born to Dorio Ragland, an African American former television studio intern, who later became a social worker and yoga instructor. And her father was Thomas Markle, a lighting director who was white. Meghan Markle had a very close friendship with her mother. 

Her parents divorced when she was six years old, but in her life, her parents were active in her life. She has two older paternal half-siblings from whom she is reportedly estranged. 

Her mixed heritage may have created a gray area surrounding her identification keeping her on both sides of the fence which is half black and half white, and she sees herself as a proud mix-raced woman. 

Markle’s education consisted of private schooling and she grew up attending an all-girls school with a Catholic affiliation for six years during the time when kids had handwriting class. Her Catholic school days were not all glamorous. 

Her education qualification

She was educated at private schools and at the age of two at Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse. She attended Immaculate Heart High School. Although she studied in an all-girls Catholic Private school, she was raised as a Protestant. She attended Northwestern University, and she joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and participated in community service and charity projects. 

She graduated from Northwestern’s school of communication in 2003, with a bachelor’s degree along with a double major in theatre and international studies. She served an internship at the American embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During her studies at Northwestern University, she began to play small roles in television series and films. 

She played her best-known role, Rachel Zane, from 2011 to 2017, in the legal drama series Suits. She was recognized as an outspoken feminist and addressed issues of gender, and inequality in the world, through her lifestyle website, The Tig. she represented the international charity organizations through her humanitarian work in the 2010s and received recognition for her fashion and style. 

Her focus on her career

To support herself, she worked as a freelance calligrapher, and then she made her first appearance in a small role on the screen as a nurse in an episode of the daytime soap opera General Hospital (1963). She did small guest roles on the television shows and took several contract jobs related to acting and modeling jobs. 

But she had some difficulty getting roles early in her career. She was not able to audition for virtually any role because she wasn’t black enough for the black roles and wasn’t white enough for the white roles. She appeared in episodes of Cuts (2005), Love, Inc. (2005), 90210 (2008), Knight Rider (2008), Without a Trace (2002), The League (2009), and Castle (2009).

She appeared in two films in the year 2010, Get Him to the Greek and Remember Me. 

In July 2011, she joined the cast of the USA Network show called the Suits and in a film called Horrible bosses (2011).

She became the founder and editor-in-chief of the lifestyle website The Tig from 2014 to 2017. One of the features in the Tig was a column that profiled women. But in 2017, she closed the Tig.

Her 1st marriage and divorce

She met Engelson, a film producer who was famous for the romantic movie Remember Me in 2006 and dated for six months. In 2010 she got engaged to him and married in 2011 in Jamaica. But the marriage only lasted for two years and the couple separated. 

After the divorce, Markle was empowered and she took the power back. She moved on, as it was not the right relationship for her. The divorce was finalized in  August 2013.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry met in 2016. She was in London to promote the latest season of her TV series Suits. Prince Harry came from France after helping to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. Both of them were introduced by a mutual friend and went on a blind date. He never knew of Markle before and never watched her series of her. 

They announced their engagement on 27 November 2017, and therefore dated for 16 months. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got officially married on Saturday 19th May 2018. 

49.1 million viewers across the globe watched the couple’s wedding at the time. And hundreds of people were gathered in Windsor to see the new royal couple. 

Things you need to know about Who is Meghan Markle

At the age of 11, spoke against sexism

Everyone knows that Duchess Meghan is passionate. Her official patronage included education, animal welfare, national theatre, and helping women to find employment. It was at the age of 11, that she was shocked by a commercial ad that suggested that only women do dishes.

She got angry when two boys from her class said, yes that’s where women belong in the kitchen. Meghan got hurt and she thought of doing something. She went and told her dad, and her dad encouraged her to write letters. 

She wrote a letter to Proctor and Gamble to rethink the language of the ad. Then they changed it from ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans’ to ‘People all over America’. At the age of 11, she was able to create a small level of impact by standing up for equality.

Her blog was named after a wine

She had a lifestyle blog called Tig. She also discovered the love of wine and used it to uncover her personal taste.  It’s named after a wine called Tignanello.  She had a sip of it and found the taste to be amazing.  The  Tig became the personal idea of the blog that included fashion, travel,  and beauty.  But she had to close her Blog as she became a part of the Royal Family. 

She had a neat handwriting

She worked as a calligrapher as a support to her life.  She did calligraphy for invitations.  She would speak with a white little tube sock on her hand making sure that it doesn’t get on the card. It was a lucrative business because not many people can do it anymore.  She had the propensity to get the cursive down pretty well.  She did calligraphy for the invitations for Robin Thicke, and Paula Patton’s wedding.  The handwriting is more of strong energy.  The heavy pressure of the handwriting and the way she crosses the lowercase indicates her personality is guided by emotions. 

Face biracial problems 

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Meghan Markle’s mother is black and her dad is white.  So she had to face criticism overhead background when she announced her relationship with Prince Harry.  The first time she faced a biracial problem was when she had to fill out in school indicating the ethnicity she belongs to.  It was said that she had to choose one.  But she was not able to because she felt that it would be choosing one half of herself over the other.  So she left her identity blank in a confusion. 

She also faced difficulties in getting roles in movies.  Later,  she came to an understanding about her background and found that she had to be strong, Pride, and confident in being a mixed-race woman. 

Meghan Markle is a foodie

Meghan Markle was natural in the kitchen.  She loves to cook and is always curious to find new recipes.  The Love of Cooking she had didn’t get altered even during transforming to become a royal.  It is she who cooks for herself and Harry every single day and she used to make lovely meals and tea every day.  She is a foodie character and she used to be in fine dining and experimental cuisine before it became trendy.

She can whip up a great snack with almost nothing. She figured out to increase the taste of a dish with a little preserved lemon, or a sprinkle of Maldon salt. In Kensington Palace, she showed off her amateur chef chops where she baked little treats for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

She is a pro at binding books

Bookbinding is her hobby Markle used to do workshops in bookbinding herself and coach bookbinding. She revealed that she used to teach bookbinding classes. She bought three blank notebooks from an organization that uses recycled goods to bind books, made by local interns. 

She received critics 

Even after she became a Duchess and official member of the royal family, it was not easy among the critics. At the Lion King Premiere, she was applauded for her real-life post-baby body. She looks like a woman who gave birth two months ago, and she embraces her body and loves it. On Twitter, she was cruelly attacked by how she was spotted holding a baby Archie at a polo match. 

The critics said that the baby was in an awkward position and it is like she is about to drop him. But it was said that there wasn’t anything wrong with how she held her baby. 

Why Meghan Markle is inspiring to many?

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Markle understands that so much success relies on believing that our work serves a real purpose.  People are excited about the ideas and enthusiasm of Meghan Markle.  She has shown a history of activism around the causes that are important to her.  She works toward a great goal to make it meaningful, and she has been able to find happiness and success with that crucial mindset.

She is a role model for many people and guides them to do the right thing.  One research shows that taking breaks from the devices will help you to feel more Pleasant,  happier, and less stressed. the Duchess of Sussex embraced the idea any January 2018,  she deleted her social media accounts took a break from the platforms and she said she felt freer after doing so.  She continued to prioritize her time and allowed herself to succeed.

She paid her visit to smart works which is a charity that offers clothes and professional coaching to unemployed women.  She has made the news for her own fashion statements like trading in her high heels for flats.  She opened up about paying just as much attention to the purpose of how we dress. she shared that there is a deep connection to what we wear. It is to support and empower each other. She helped women in need to find clothes and help them succeed while supporting others to be their best. 

Other than that, through her humanitarian work with world vision, she met and touched the lives of many children worldwide and after becoming a world vision ambassador in 2016, she visited a school in Rwanda and she helped to bring clean water to the community. 

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