Here is a look at the life of the Duchess of Sussex, the former actress Meghan Markle.
Birth date: August 4, 1981
Birth place: Los Angeles, California
Birth name: Rachel Meghan Markle
Father: Thomas Markle, Hollywood lighting director
Mother: Doria Ragland, social worker and yoga instructor
Marriages: Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex (May 19, 2018-present); Trevor Engelson (2011-2013, divorced)
Children: Archie Harrison
Education: Northwestern University, B.A., 2003
First American to marry a British royal since Wallis Simpson, who Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry in 1936.
Her engagement ring was designed by Prince Harry and includes a larger diamond from Botswana and two smaller diamonds from his mother Princess Diana’s collection.
She has been a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada.
Worked with One Young World, helping the UK charity with their mission to encourage young leaders around the world to make lasting connections and initiate positive change.
She is the first person to hold the title Duchess of Sussex.
2002 – Works at the US embassy in Argentina.
2011-2018 – Stars as “Rachel Zane” in USA Network’s legal drama “Suits.”
March 23, 2015 – Speaks on gender equality at the UN Women’s 20th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference in Beijing and explains how she became an activist at age 11 by writing letters to help create change.
July 2015 – Writes…