10 Reasons We Love Meghan Markle
We were initially heartbroken when Prince Harry exited the dating game and fell under the spell of a woman (other than us). But between Meghan Markle’s poise and affinity for pushing the envelope, we quickly fell for her, too. She’s an accomplished humanitarian, has more than a few hidden talents and she’s a dog lover. (What more could you want?) Here, ten things you might not know about Meghan that will make you love her even more.
She's a Foodie
Before shutting down her lifestyle website The Tig (RIP), Markle regularly posted delicious recipes galore. Guess we’ll just have to dream about her roasted engagement chicken until royals are allowed to have blogs. *Sigh*
She Loves Animals
Markle has two scrumptious rescue dogs, Bogart and Guy. While she had to leave Bogart with a friend in Canada to move across the pond, Guy is currently living it up at Kensington Palace and has even become besties with the queen.
She's a Humanitarian
Before becoming a royal, Meghan was a women’s advocate for the UN and the Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada. Now she has a whole smorgasbord of philanthropic causes as Duchess of Sussex, including feminism. Anyone else feeling like an underachiever?
SHE WAS NAMED ONE OF ‘TIME’S’ 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2018
SHE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN L.A.
Hollywood is in her blood. Her dad, Thomas Markle, was a crew member on the Fox comedy hit Married…with Children for a decade. Yes, the one with Al Bundy and vintage Christina Applegate.
She Starred in USA's hit Legal Drama ‘Suits'
Markle played the role of Rachel Zane, a paralegal turned Columbia law student with killer pencil skirt game.
She Moonlights as a Professional Calligrapher
Once upon a time, MM supplemented her acting career working as a freelance calligrapher, and she was damn good. Robin Thicke and Paula Patton even commissioned her for their wedding invitations.
She Was a Briefcase Model on ‘Deal or No Deal'
Fun fact: She schlepped around briefcase number 26 for 34 episodes and it was never picked.
“I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches—I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works,” she wrote on her now defunct blog. We’re into lunching and working. Usually simultaneously, occasionally twice in the same day.
She and Prince Harry Keep It Low-Key
The couple met through friends and started their relationship with a series of super-chill, low-key dates. They now enjoy relaxing and spending their evenings together at Kensington Palace, aka living THE DREAM.