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Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
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Full Name: Rachel Meghan Markle
Profession: Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Markle rose to fame as the Rachel Zane on the hit US television series Suits, which she starred in from 2011 until leaving the show in 2017.

She has been in a relationship with Prince Harry since 2016. In November 2017 their engagement was announced. After their marriage on May 19, 2018, she and Harry were granted the title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex by Queen Elizabeth II. Prior to this Markle announced she would leave her acting job and become a full-time member of the British royal family.

Born: August 4, 1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Age: 39 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 2018-05-19 American actress Meghan Markle (36) marries Prince Harry (33) at a ceremony at Windsor Castle, England

Historical Events

  • 2017-11-27 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement
  • 2018-05-19 American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle, making her a member of the British royal family
  • 2018-05-19 Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage
  • 2018-10-16 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand
  • 2019-07-28 Meghan Duchess of Sussex, revealed as the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years for its September 2019 issue
  • 2019-10-01 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sue British newspaper The Mail on Sunday claiming it published her private letter
  • 2020-01-13 Queen Elizabeth II issues a statement saying she reluctantly supports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wish to live a more independent life
  • 2021-03-09 UK TV host Piers Morgan leaves ITV's "Good Morning" after 41,000 complaints made about him saying he did not believe Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's statement about her mental health

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