15 Things You Didn\'t Know About Prince Harry\'s Fiancee Meghan Markle (PHOTOS)

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince Harry’s Fiancee Meghan Markle (PHOTOS)

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15 Things You Didn\'t Know About Prince Harry\'s Fiancee Meghan Markle (PHOTOS)

Meghan Markle may be engaged to one of the most eligible (former) bachelors in the world, but aside from that, there’s a lot people don’t know about her.

From hidden talents to past hardships, the Suits actress is a very interesting person.

Scroll through the gallery to learn 15 things you might not have known about Prince Harry’s future wife here.

 

15 Things You Didn\'t Know About Prince Harry\'s Fiancee Meghan Markle (PHOTOS)
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She’s BFFs with Serena Williams

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She’s BFFs with Serena Williams

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Who knew? Meghan and the tennis star met at DIRECTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl in 2014 and have been close ever since, according to E! Online.

"We hit it off immediately, taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing in, and chatting not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old fashioned girly stuff," Meghan gushed.

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She’s mixed-race

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She’s mixed-race

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“My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I'm half black and half white,” Markle told Elle UK.

The actress went on to say that many people don’t believe she’s her mother’s biological daughter when she’s introduced because her mom is "100 percent black with dreadlocks." 


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Meghan is not her first name

Meghan is not her first name

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Believe it or not, Meghan goes by her middle name. Her full name is actually Rachel Meghan Markle.


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She was married before

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She was married before

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The Suits actress once tied to the knot to long-time boyfriend, Trevor Engelson. MSN reports that the couple dated for seven years before finally saying, “I do.” 

However, after just two short years of marriage, they called it quits due to their careers. Trevor was doing business in L.A. while Meghan was in Toronto filming Suits

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She’s smart

Weekend shenanigans with @jessicamulroney (wearing my very favorite button down from @mishanonoo) ????????

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She’s smart

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The actress attended the prestigious Northwestern University in Illinois. Clearly, she’s one smart cookie. 


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Her college degree isn’t what you’d think

Her college degree isn’t what you’d think

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In college, Meghan didn’t study acting. In fact, she received a communications degree. 


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She was born in L.A.

Reunited with these gems as counsellors for @oneyoungworld #ottawa @james_chau @fbhutto

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She was born in L.A.

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It’s no wonder she’s an actress. According to Biography, Meghan was born in Los Angeles. 


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Now she lives in Canada

Windswept in #Ottawa for @oneyoungworld with @fbhutto #OYW

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Now she lives in Canada

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Due to the filming schedule of her show, Suits, the actress recently moved to Canada full time, per Daily Mail


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She was a ‘Deal or No Deal’ girl

She was a ‘Deal or No Deal’ girl

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Meghan started her career on the game show Deal or No Deal. Inside Edition reports that Meghan carried the number 24 suitcase. 


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She used to be a calligrapher

She used to be a calligrapher

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Meghan is surely a woman of many talents! Years ago, she used to do calligraphy for weddings to make extra cash. 

“I used to be a calligrapher for weddings and events — that was my side job while I was auditioning,” she told Good Housekeeping

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She also dabbles in fashion and designs a bit

She also dabbles in fashion and designs a bit

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According her Instagram page, Meghan got her creative juices flowing and designed a clothing collection with Reitmans. 


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Dating Prince Harry changed her

Another #BTS from my cover shoot for @lifestylemag #NYC #photoshoot ????

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Dating Prince Harry changed her

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Ever since Meghan and Harry started dating, Meghan has been noticeably more private on social media, not sharing as much or as often. In addition, she also closed her blog website, The Tig


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She used to be really poor

Happy camper. #girlstrip with @benitalitt @heatherdorak @mishanonoo #spain #eatpraylove #pool #ibiza

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She used to be really poor

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Before her acting career really took off, Meghan was too broke to fix her car. 

"The clicker wouldn't open the front doors and I couldn't afford to fix this car and this was how I got from one audition to the other," she said at an event according to Cosmopolitan.  

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She’s a humanitarian

She’s a humanitarian

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If you don’t follow her on social media, you may not realize Meghan travels all over the world to help those in need. No wonder why she and Prince Harry get along so well! 


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She’s super good at yoga

She’s super good at yoga

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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Meghan’s mom is a yoga instructor, so it should come as no surprise that Meghan follows in her footsteps and is also a talented yogi. 


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Meghan Markle may be engaged to one of the most eligible (former) bachelors in the world, but aside from that, there’s a lot people don’t know about her.

From hidden talents to past hardships, the Suits actress is a very interesting person.

Scroll through the gallery to learn 15 things you might not have known about Prince Harry’s future wife here.