How Old is Meghan Markle, When and How Did She Meet Prince Harry?

Just like every other young girl, Meghan Markle always dreamt of meeting her prince charming and today, she is living that childhood dream married to her knight in shining armor in the person of the grandson of the Queen of England, Prince Harry. What seemed like a little girl’s fantasy has sprung into reality and Meghan Markle is presently the Duchess of Sussex, married to Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. To know how old Meghan Markle is and other interesting facts about her love life, here are facts we have to share with you.

How Old is Meghan Markle?

Markle was born as Rachel Meghan Markle to American parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland in Los Angeles, California, on the 4th of August 1981. Prior to her marriage to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was among the popular faces we see in the movie industry, particularly in Hollywood films. However, since her marriage to one of the princes of the Royal Family of England, more light has been shone on her family, even more than when she was in the show business.

Meghan’s father is Caucasian, he is a retired television director of photography who currently resides in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico since after his retirement in 2011. Meghan’s mother is an African-American retired makeup artist, social worker and yoga teacher who is more of a businesswoman at the moment. Meghan’s parents got divorced when she was just six years old; she is the only child of her mother but the third child of her father. Her half-sister is Samantha Marie Markle while her half-brother is Thomas Wayne Markle Jr., both of whom are products of her father’s marriage to his first wife Roslyn Loveless.

Back in her school days, she attended the Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse and Immaculate Heart High School, a girls-only independent Roman Catholic school. After completion of high school, Meghan saw a need for a change of environment and it was one of the reasons why she enrolled at Northwestern University in Illinois. She graduated from college in 2003, bagging double majors in theatre and international studies.

Meghan has appeared in a good number of films and TV series but she is famously known for her role as Rachel Zane in the legal drama TV show Suits. She played that role from the TV show’s first season to its 7th season until her acting career was cut short following her marriage to the Duke of Sussex.

Meghan Markle’s Previous Relationships 

It would interest you to know that before Meghan met the Duke of Sussex, she was previously married to American filmmaker Trevor Engelson. The two started dating back in 2004 and married in 2011, in Jamaica. Despite dating for 7 years before getting married, their marriage would only last for 18 months as they got divorced in 2013.

After her divorce to the filmmaker, She started dating Canadian celebrity chef Cory Vitiello. Cory is known for the food TV show Chef In Your Ear. Meghan started dating Cory in 2014 but broke up with him in 2016.

See Also: How Old Is Queen Elizabeth Now And Her Age When She Became Queen?

When and How Did She Meet Prince Harry?

Meghan Markle with Prince Harry and Baby Archie

Being close friends with Serena Williams, Meghan had traveled to the UK to watch the tennis star play at the Wimbledon Open in 2016. It was during her stay in the United Kingdom that she met with Prince Harry. Their first meeting was believed to have been set up by a third party who happens to be a mutual friend of the two. Meghan and Prince Harry hit it off from their first date and couldn’t hold back their relationship from the media for long. The couple went on continuous dates and were regularly pictured together. Their relationship soon turned engagement which was announced on November 27, 2017.

Markle and Harry officially got married on May 19, 2018, in a very well-publicized royal wedding ceremony that held at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The wedding was attended by royal houses from all around the world as well as celebrity friends of Markle from Hollywood. The couple has since welcomed their first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor who was born on May 6, 2019, and is 7th in the Line of Succession of the British Throne.

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