Is Meghan Markle a name you're suddenly hearing everywhere? There's a good reason for that. The Suits actress has been romantically linked to Britain's most royally eligible bachelor, Prince Harry. According to People, the couple
She's already had an American brush with royalty.
Markle attended an all-girl Catholic school in Los Angeles where she was called charismatic and hard-working by her fellow students. She was also nominated by her classmates for prom queen. Sadly, she didn't win, but a former classmate told People that the now actress was truly kind-hearted. Another insider stated that even today, Markle "doesn't buy into Hollywood fakeness. She's a genuinely good person who cares about others."
Like Duchess Kate, she's well educated, smart, and practical.
After high school, Markle attended Northwestern University where she majored in communications and took to the stage. Markle started acting professionally right out of college and supported herself between gigs by working as a freelance calligrapher.
She's a humanitarian.
Markle is a United Nations advocate for women and does work for the Clean Water Campaign. Very Princess Diana. In her spare time, she also manages her lifestyle website, The TIG, where she also shares recipes as well as her tips for travel and fitness.
She's refreshingly different from the Windsors.
Markle comes from a mixed race family and is a champion for women who've struggled with their identity. In a column she wrote for Elle UK last year, she wrote candidly about her experience as a biracial woman, including roles she lost out on due to her ethnicity. "I wasn't black enough for the black roles and I wasn't white enough for the white ones."
Her star is on the rise.
The actress is best-known for
In a recent interview with the Vancouver Sun, Markle shared with the publication her schedule for her next five months, which is packed with shoots, charity work, family visits, and travel. When asked how she felt about the recap of her next few months she said: "So, my cup runneth over and I'm the luckiest girl in the world!" Though she did not mention Harry in the interview, she could very well be alluding to her relationship.
She's close to her parents.
She's got a sense of humor.
Markle recently sent Instagram into a tizzy when she posted what is being called a "cryptic" photo of two bananas spooning.
A day later, she posted an ode to tea time that feels decidedly English.
Making us work for it, 'eh Markle? That's ok. We're game.