Meghan Markle - Updated Dec 2023

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Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is an American actress and humanitarian. Meghan Markle became popular after playing the role of Rachel Zane in the popular legal drama series called Suits. Furthermore, she was also an ambassador for World Vision Canada working together with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the empowerment of women.

Early Life and Childhood

Meghan Markle is 41 years old. She was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, the U.S. Her mother’s name is Doria Ragland, a clinical therapist and yoga instructor, and her Father’s name is Tom Markle, a television lighting, and photography director.

She grew up with her sister Samantha Grant and a brother named Thomas Markle Jr in the View Park-Windsor Hills and Hollywood neighborhoods of Los Angeles County. Her birth sign is Leo. Likewise, she holds an American nationality and mixed ethnicity of Caucasian and African American.


Reflecting on her educational qualifications, she went to Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse. After that, she completed her high school graduation from Immaculate Heart High School. Further, she enrolled at Northwestern University and eventually graduated with a double major in theater and international studies.

Life of Meghan Markle as the Duchess of Sussex

After their grand royal wedding, the duo attended a birthday party for Prince Charles before going on their honeymoon. There it was more formal activities, with Meghan making her debut on the Buckingham Palace balcony at Trooping the Colour, a ceremony to honor the Queen’s birthday, on June 10.

Two days later, the duo got an announcement from Kensington Palace for their first royal tour. In June 2019, she made her appearance at her first public event since giving birth by sharing with Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duchess of Cornwall at Trooping the Color.

In late September 2019, she along with her husband and son Archie went off to Africa for the baby’s first royal tour. At the end of the 10-day trip, the duo made an announcement, that they were appealing to the Mail on Sunday for publishing a private letter Meghan wrote to her father. Later in October, ahead of the premiering of the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, her husband, the duchess opened up about her struggles with being a new wife and mother amid intense media scrutiny.

Stepping Back From Royal Duties

After spending the holiday season in Canada on January 8, 2020, Meghan and Harry announced that the duo has planned to “step back” from their senior roles in the royal family. And they are working to become “financially independent.”

The duo stated, “It is with your encouragement, especially over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.” Likewise, they also planned to balance their time between the United Kingdom and North America, enduring to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. Additionally, the duo wrote a joint statement on Instagram that the geographic balance will allow us to nurture our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.

After a few days, Buckingham Palace made a statement that addressed many details of the new arrangement, like confirmation that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would no longer receive public funds for royal duties or use the honorific His/Her Royal Highness styling. The Queen also made an accompanying statement to show her support of the young couple, perceiving that she was “particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.”

Likewise, having set up shop in their new home base of Los Angeles, they closed their @SussexRoyal Instagram account and officially signed off as senior royals on March 31, 2020.

Professional Life

Meghan Markle started her professional career by working for the US Embassy in Buenos Aires. Likewise, she also worked as a freelance calligrapher. Then, she took on various acting and modeling contracts including a role as a ‘briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal.

Later, she started working as an actor in an episode of the soap opera General Hospital. She also made an appearance on television series such as Century City, Love, Inc., The War at Home, 90210, Knight Rider, The Apostles, CSI: NY, The League, and Castle. However, she got recognition for the role of Rachel Zane in the legal drama series called Suits airing on USA networks. She co-starred with Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, and Gina Torres in the film Suits.

Likewise, she has appeared in big-screen works like Get Him to the Greek (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), and Anti-Social (2015), as well as the TV movies When Sparks Fly (2014) and Dater’s Handbook (2016).

Besides that, she also made an appearance in several big-screen movies such as A Lot Like Love, The Candidate, Deceit, The Boys and Guide to Getting Down, Remember, The New Day In The Old Town, Get Him to the Greek, Dysfunctional Friend, and Horrible Bosses. Furthermore, she has not received awards in her acting career.

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Caption: Meghan Markle in A New Day in the Old Town (Source: Elite Daily)

Meghan Markle – Net Worth 2023

Meghan Markle is a beautiful hardworking actress. She has earned a decent sum of money through her successful career as a talented actress. Her estimated net worth is around $7 million.

Personal Life

Talking about Meghan Markle’s relationship status, she is a married woman. She married a royal family Prince Harry of England. They tied the knot and exchanged their vows on 19 May 2018 in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Millions of people had come to witness the Royal wedding.

Meghan wore a bridal dress designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Soon ahead of the wedding, Queen Elizabeth honored Meghan with the title of Meghan, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.

Celebrities like George Clooney, Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams, and many more also attended the wedding. They started dating each other in 2016 which made them the most searched couple on Google in the year 2016. Likewise, they are very happy with each other and enjoy the moment.

Regarding their engagement, On November 27, 2017, the duo revealed that they had secretly gotten engaged earlier in the month. Amongst the congratulating messages, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, said, “It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”

A few weeks later, Kensington Palace announced their royal wedding on May 19, 2018, in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Their royal wedding news came shortly after Google’s announcement that she had topped the year-end rankings for the most searched actress for the second year in a row, accomplishing behind-fired TV personality Matt Lauer for 2017’s most Googled person.


The couple announced on October 15, 2018, about Markle’s pregnancy with their first child in the spring of 2019. Their baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, stepped into this world at 5:26 a.m. on May 6, 2019. Seventh in line to the British throne, he was baptized two months later in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle.

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Caption: Meghan Markle with her husband Prince Harry and son (Source: Hello Magazine)

Moreover, Meghan Markle previously married Trevor Engelson on September 10, 2011, after dating in 2004. However, they ended their relationship with divorce in August 2013.


There were rumors that both Meghan and her husband Prince Harry were thinking of moving to live in Africa. Likewise, Meghan faces lots of problems being of mixed race after being romantically involved with her husband Prince Harry. After their link-up, they were the most searched couple in 2016 on Google.

Meghan Markle – Body Measurements

Meghan Markle has an amazing personality and a stunning body. She has a height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.7m) and weighs around 59 kg. Her body measurements are 34-25-37 inches. Likewise, she has dark brown eyes and hair.

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Caption: Meghan Markle looking gorgeous on her South Africa tour (Source: magazine)

Social Media

Furthermore, Meghan Markle is not active on Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.