Who is Meghan Markle? It's the question everyone's asking since noted hot royal Prince Henry of Wales (or Harry, as he's best known) stepped out with her in June 2016. Her biography details her time as an actress and lifestyle blogger, but she remained relatively under the radar until she and Harry got engaged in November 2017. Stories about Meghan Markle reveal that her royal wedding was so much more than just a real-life fairytale.
Markle's marriage into the British royal family seems to have caused quite the stir in the still overwhelmingly traditional monarchy. Markle is the first acknowledged mixed-race member of the British royal family; Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, may have been partially Black, but that has never been officially confirmed. Then there's the matter of Markle's religious and social background: she's a divorced woman with Catholic connections. Even just a few years earlier, Markle and the Prince's union would have been considered impossible.
Here's everything you need to know about Meghan Markle, the woman from Los Angeles, California who became royalty.
She Was A Suitcase Model On Deal Or No DealPhoto: NBC
She's Been Married BeforePhoto: Frederick M. Brown/Stringer / Getty Images Entertainment
She Speaks Frankly About The Challenges Of Being Mixed RacePhoto: WPA Pool/Pool / Getty Images Entertainment
She Has Catholic Ties (Which Is A Big Deal To The Royal Family)Photo: WPA Pool/Pool / Getty Images Entertainment
She Had A Relatable Lifestyle BlogPhoto: The Tig
She Was A Professional Calligrapher