Royal Family - Meghan Markle
Full Name: Rachel Meghan Markle
Father: Thomas Markle
Mother: Doria Ragland
Relation to Elizabeth II: Fiancée of Prince Henry (Harry)
Born: August 4, 1981 at Los Angeles, California, USA
Current Age: 36 years, 6 months, and 16 days
Rachel Markle, known by her second name as Meghan Markle, is an American actress who is engaged to be married to the Queen’s grandson Prince Henry (Harry). They plan to marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 19th May 2018.
Her father is descended from Dutch and English settlers, and her mother from African ancestry. Meghan was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Hollywood area where her father worked as a lighting director. She was educated at private schools including the Immaculate Heart High school an all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles. In 2003 she graduated from the Northwestern University near Chicago with a degree in Theatre and International Studies.
Her acting career has included films and TV series including Suits a legal drama filmed in Canada. In 2011 she married actor and producer Trevor Engelson but they divorced in 2013. She ran a lifestyle website and worked with a Canadian fashions clothing company, as well as campaigning for gender equality. In 2016 she became an ambassador for World Vision Canada and travelled to Rwanda promoting the need for clean drinking water, and to India to raise awareness on issues concerning women.
She met Prince Harry in Toronto in the Summer of 2016. He was in Canada to promote the Invictis Games which they attended together in September 2017. Their engagement was announced on 27th November 2017. Following the engagement she began the process of becoming a British citizen and will be baptised and confirmed in the Church of England before their wedding. She will not become Princess Meghan. Her official title after the wedding will be Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales. It is expected that the Queen will grant them a royal dukedom and so they will also become Duke and Duchess. She has announced that she will not return to her acting career and will concentrate on her charity and humanitarian work.