A 2013 Interview With Meghan Markle Has Resurfaced – And The Footage Shows A Rare Side To The Royal

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The star is now more widely known as the Duchess of Sussex, but Meghan Markle was previously a rising star in Hollywood. During her days as an actress on the television series Suits she did an interview that recently resurfaced online. And viewers were amazed by what they saw.

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Meghan Markle was born in Los Angeles on August 4, 1981. She grew up in Hollywood and then studied theatre and international studies at Illinois’ Northwestern University. Markle graduated in 2003 and began a career in acting.

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The 36-year-old became a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal in 2006, which required her to be extremely energetic. Then, a few years later, she landed the part of a lifetime. Markle won a leading role in legal drama Suits as Rachel Zane.

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At the same time, Markle also became involved in humanitarian efforts. She began working with World Vision Canada as a global ambassador and as an advocate for gender equality with the United Nations. The star wrote about balancing her celebrity life with giving back on her blog, The Tig.

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Suits was her first major role and what made her a successful actress. And with that comes a lot of glitz and glamor – including interviews on late-night television. Markle has done a number of interviews since Suits began, but one of them in particular stands out.

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In August 2013, she made an appearance on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Markle was there to promote the third season of Suits and chatted at length to the television host about it. But when people watched the interview following her wedding to Prince Harry, they saw a side of her that they weren’t expecting.

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Markle and Ferguson discussed the popularity of Suits and what it was like to film in Canada. “I know a lot more about maple syrup now,” she joked. The actress also spoke about her studies and revealed that she was raised by a father who was a lighting director on a network sitcom.

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“I grew up on the set of Married With Children every day after school. For ten years, I was there,” she told Ferguson. “It’s a very perverse place for a little girl who went to Catholic school, no less, to grow up.”

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But it was the future royal’s actions rather than her words that captured audiences. The clip gave a rare glimpse into the actress’s personality, and people loved what they saw. Markle was bubbly and charming throughout.

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The star was full of energy as she sat on a sofa beside Ferguson. She giggled her way through the interview and came across as lively and friendly. And because it showed Markle in a different light, the video went viral after she married Prince Harry.

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The YouTube clip has now been viewed over nine million times and racked up around 7,000 comments. And people were quick to praise the Duchess of Sussex for her warm nature. “How can you not love Meghan? Such a sweetheart,” Emily Noel shared.

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Others called Markle “beautiful” and “fun.” But it was pointed out that the former actress has toned down her vibrant personality since entering the British monarchy. “She can’t be herself now after being part of royal family, but she is awesome,” Yazz Beauty wrote.

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Most of all, people weren’t surprised that Prince Harry became smitten by her. “I can totally see why Prince Harry fell in love with her!” Amrita Suresh wrote. “She’s good fun. Bright, easy going, fun loving. I can see why Harry wanted to marry this one,” YouTube user Stone Roses added.

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While people became captivated by Markle, there were some negative comments about Ferguson’s behavior toward her. At one point, the actress suggested he “pinch” her. “I was born and raised in L.A. I’m one of the five, you can pinch me, I’m real,” she teased.

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He immediately obliged and then went to pinch her a second time. “I just wanted to do it again,” he said. “Strangely hairless body you have, you’re quite the dolphin, aren’t you? You are absolutely hair-free. Are you a competitive swimmer?”

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Markle may have laughed off the odd moment, but some viewers found it inappropriate. “This guy sexualized her at every opportunity, didn’t let her finish her sentences and answer his questions and was not interested in her as an intelligent person whatsoever,” one user shared. Another agreed, “This old interview Craig Ferguson did with Meghan Markle was creepy then and it’s creepy now. Keep it in your pants, dude.”

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However, others pointed out that this is just Ferguson’s method of interviewing and claimed that people were overreacting in their responses. Either way, one thing that audiences agreed on was that Markle showed another side of herself. In recent interviews, the Duchess of Sussex has still been charismatic but noticeably more reserved.

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Markle married Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, in a ceremony that was watched by millions. She has now begun her royal duties which have included visiting Cheshire with the Queen and traveling on her private train. And reports have stated that she was given months of etiquette lessons and training before commencing life as a member of the royal family.

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While the star needs to be poised and elegant at all times in her new position as a member of the royal family, Markle is still letting some of her personality shine through. She was presenting at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London in February 2018 when her co-presenter appeared to have lost the nominee list. Markle handled the awkward incident gracefully by laughing and helping him to locate it.

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Markle and her new husband have been praised for modernizing the royal family, and charity worker Alice Thompson described how the Duchess went against royal traditions when they met. “It was at the end when I went in for a handshake with Meghan and she just embraced me,” she told the UK’s Evening Standard newspaper. “They were both so genuine, showing the kind of interest and good nature that you can’t fake.”

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