Meghan Markle: 6 Interesting Things You Should Know About Prince Harry's Wife-To-Be
Move over Banky W and Adesua Etomi, there's a new hot couple in town and they're royalty to boot!
Earlier in the day, news broke of the engagement between American actress, Meghan Markle and British royal, Prince Harry.
The duo had been dating since last year, having been introduced by a mutual friend in July 2016.
Now the couple are set to tie the knot sometime around the second quarter of 2018 and expectedly, the world can't stop talking about them.
Meghan is best known for her role as Rachel Zane from 'Suits', but asides her on-screen character, not much is known about the private actress...till now.
With her engagement to one of the world's most eligible bachelors, Meghan has gone from relatively known to royal family famous.
So who exactly is Meghan and what about her could have caught the attention of the elusive Prince Harry?
Here are 6 interesting things to know about the future princess.
1. Meghan is a distant relative of Prince Harry
Yes, the future Mrs Harry is a distant relative of her husband.
Meghan and Harry share common ancestors including English protestant exile, Elizabeth Bowes and and her husband, Richard Bowes, ancestors of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (née Bowes-Lyon).
2. She's of mixed parentage
Meghan's father is a white (Caucasian) Emmy award-winning lighting director while her mother is a black woman who works as a psychotherapist and yoga instructor, and has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. So yeah, she's our black sister.
3. She attended an all-girls Catholic boarding school in Hollywood
Catholic boarding schools around the world are known for their rigid training and zero tolerance for excesses, something Meghan will probably find useful for her time in Kensington Palace.
Meghan attended Immaculate Heart High School, and then went on to attend the prestigious Northwestern University, earning a degree in Theatre and International Studies.
4. Meghan has been married before...and is older than Prince Harry
Meghan was in a 9-year relationship with American producer/actor, Trevor Engelson. The pair met in 2004 and married in 2011. They however divorced in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.
Meanwhile, at 36, Meghan is 3 years older than Prince Harry who turned 33 in September.
But Prince Harry won't be the first royal to be with an older woman. His father, Prince Charles' wife Camilla is a year older than her husband and brother, Prince William is 6 months younger than his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge.
5. She is a United Nations ambassador
The 'Suits' star is a United Nations Women advocate and an ambassador for World Vision, through which she traveled to Rwanda for its clean water campaign.
She has also served as an ambassador for One Young World, speaking about gender equality and modern slavery.
6. Meghan is enterprising
Back in the day, before earning roughly $50,000 per episode on 'Suits' and catching Prince Harry's eye, Meghan worked as a freelance caligrapher to support herself between acting jobs. She's reported to have done the invitation cards to Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's wedding.
She also appeared as a 'briefcase girl' on the game show 'Deal or No Deal.' After she found fame however, she founded a lifestyle site called The Tig which was closed in 2017.