Meghan Markle has helped modernize the British monarchy since her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018. But the Duchess of Sussex hasn’t changed all of the palace traditions. And her apparent reservations about a controversial royal Christmas activity didn’t stop Harry from participating in it over the festive period.
Meghan was born in Los Angeles, California, in August 1981. She started acting after graduating from Northwestern University, and got her big break in 2011 after landing the role of Rachel Zane on Suits.
During Meghan’s time starring on the legal drama, she met Prince Harry on a blind date reportedly set up by mutual friend and Ralph Lauren publicist Violet von Westenholz. The couple went on their first date in July 2016 and later quietly started a relationship.