Meghan Markle, 35, has been dating Prince Harry, 33, since last year. But the LA native is not an unknown, instead having built up a successful career over the past decade in the acting industry. She currently lives in Toronto while she films legal drama Suits, in which she is the lead character. As her royal romance heats up, here are some photographs that capture the stunning brunette’s sexiest moments.
2006: Meghan on Deal or No Deal Long before she began dating royalty, Meghan was a struggling actress in LA keen to land a secure job. One of her earliest was as briefcase girl on the US version of Deal or No Deal, which saw the young star dressed in a seriously skimpy red dress. After several years in the acting wilderness, Meghan struck gold with a role on Suits. The part sees her strip off for raunchy scenes with her on-screen fiancé, played by Patrick Adams, 35.
2015: Meghan endorses Reitmans
Increased fame allowed Meghan to sign up to endorsement deals, including one for sexy leatherwear company Reitmans. Meghan posed in a series of tight outfits for the brand, showing off her famous curves in the promotional shoots.
2015: Meghan shows off yoga moves. Meghan showed off her impressive yoga moves in a tiny bikini on the beach. Posted to Instagram, Meghan shows impressive flexibility and control with the pose, which shows off her legs and tiny waist to perfection.
2016: Meghan sizzles in bikini. Meghan has thousands of followers on Instagram, and despite being quiet on social media recently, did regularly share behind the scenes pictures of her life in the past. One such snap shows Meghan relaxing in a teeny tiny crochet bikini at home in LA.
2016: Meghan shows off legs on magazine shoot. The news of Meghan and Prince Harry’s romance was confirmed in November 2016, but rumors had been circulating since October that year. Meghan remained tight-lipped on the subject, but did continue to share sexy pictures of herself with fans, such as this one where she flashed her legs behind the scenes on a shoot for Lifestyle Magazine in New York.
Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981. She is an American actress, model, and humanitarian. Since 2011, she has portrayed Rachel Zane on the legal drama series Suits. She is also known for her role as special agent Amy Jessup in the sci-fi thriller Fringe. She had previously worked as a freelance calligrapher.
Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in theater and international studies in 2003. Her engagement to Prince Harry of the British royal family was announced on November 27, 2017. Following her engagement, she plans to retire from acting and devote her time to humanitarian causes.
Markle was in a relationship with actor and producer Trevor Engelson from 2004 until 2011. They married in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on September 10, 2011, and divorced in August 2013. Since June 2016, she has been in a relationship with British royal Prince Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne. Prince Harry and Markle met on a blind date that a mutual friend set up. The press reported on the relationship in October 2016.
On November 8, 2016, the British royal family’s communications secretary released an official statement that addressed the “wave of abuse and harassment” directed toward Markle. The statement spoke to the sexism, racism and defamatory stories directed at Markle, including an unspecified “smear on the front page of a national newspaper”. It urged the press to “pause and reflect” before driving these storylines.
During a September 2017 interview with Vanity Fair, Markle spoke in public for the first time about her love for Prince Harry, saying, “We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception.” Later that month, they made their first public appearances together at an official royal engagement—the wheelchair tennis event, and the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Toronto. Markle maintained an apartment in Toronto because Suits was filmed there but moved out in late November 2017 after work on the seventh season had been completed.
On November 27, 2017, it was announced that Markle and Prince Harry were engaged. By then, she had met Harry’s family and had met Queen Elizabeth II several times. The couple will live together at Nottingham Cottage in London, on the grounds of Kensington Palace, after the wedding in May 2018. The engagement ring given by Harry to Markle consists of three diamonds, two of which were taken from the jewelry collection of the Prince’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
The engagement announcement prompted much comment about the possible social significance (or insignificance) of Markle becoming a proudly mixed-race royal.
Though she attended Catholic school as a child, Markle identified as a Protestant prior to her engagement to Prince Harry. Following her engagement, it was announced that she would be baptized and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding. She will also become a British citizen. Despite Markle’s status as an American divorcee, neither the Crown nor the Church of England have raised objections to the marriage, unlike in 1936 when Edward VIII was forced to abdicate the throne to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Simpson; thus, Prince Harry will remain in the line of succession.
Prince Henry of Wales KCVO full name Henry Charles Albert David was born on 15 September 1984, familiarly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. At the time of his birth, he was third in line of succession to the British throne, after his father and elder brother, but is currently fifth in line after his father, his elder brother, and his nephew and niece, George and Charlotte.
Harry was educated at schools in the United Kingdom and spent parts of his gap year in Australia and Lesotho. He then chose a military career and underwent officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned as a cornet (i.e. second lieutenant) into the Blues and Royals, serving temporarily with his brother, and completed his training as a troop leader.
In 2007 and 2008, he served for over ten weeks in Helmand, Afghanistan, but was pulled out after an Australian magazine revealed his presence there. He returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment in 2012–13 with the Army Air Corps. He left the army in June 2015.
Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014, and remains patron of its Foundation. He also gives patronage to several other organizations, including the HALO Trust, the London Marathon Charitable Trust, and Walking with the Wounded. He is engaged to marry the American actress Meghan Markle in May 2018.
Harry entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 8 May 2005, where he was known as Officer Cadet Wales, and joined the Alamein Company. Within a year, in April 2006, Harry completed his officer training and was commissioned as a Cornet (second lieutenant) in the Blues and Royals, a regiment of the Household Cavalry in the British Army. He was given the service number 564673. On 13 April 2008, when he reached two years’ seniority, Harry was promoted to lieutenant.
In 2006 it was announced that Harry’s unit was scheduled to be deployed in Iraq the following year and a public debate ensued as to whether he should serve there. Defense Secretary John Reid said that he should be allowed to serve on the front line of battle zones. Harry agreed saying, “If they said ‘no, you can’t go front line’ then I wouldn’t drag my sorry ass through Sandhurst and I wouldn’t be where I am now”. The Ministry of Defense and Clarence House made a joint announcement on 22 February 2007 that Harry would be deployed with his regiment to Iraq, as part of the 1st Mechanized Brigade of the 3rd Mechanized Division – a move supported by Harry, who had stated that he would leave the army if he was told to remain in safety while his regiment went to war. He said: “There’s no way I’m going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my ass back home while my boys are out fighting for their country.” The head of the British army at the time, General Sir Richard Dannatt, said on 30 April 2007 that he had personally decided that Harry would serve with his unit in Iraq, and Harry was scheduled for deployment in May or June 2007, to patrol the Maysan Governorate. By 16 May, however, Dannatt announced that Harry would not serve in Iraq, concerns included Harry being a high-value target (as several threats by various groups had already been made against him) and the dangers the soldiers around him would face should any attempt be made on his life or if he was captured. Clarence House made public Harry’s disappointment with the decision, though he said he would abide by it.
It was reported in early June 2007 that Harry had arrived in Canada to train alongside soldiers of the Canadian Forces and British Army, at CFB Suffield, near Medicine Hat, Alberta. It was said that this was in preparation for a tour of duty in Afghanistan, where Canadian and British forces were participating in the NATO-led Afghan War. This was confirmed in February the following year, when the British Ministry of Defense revealed that Harry had been secretly deployed as a Forward Air Controller to Helmand Province in Afghanistan for the previous ten weeks. The revelation came after the media – notably, German newspaper Bald and Australian magazine New Idea – breached the blackout placed over the information by the Canadian and British authorities. It was later reported that, while in Afghanistan, Harry helped Gurkha troops repel an attack from Taliban insurgents, and performed patrol duty in hostile areas. His tour made Harry the first member of the Royal Family to serve in a war zone since his uncle, Prince Andrew, flew helicopters during the Falklands War. For his service, Harry was presented with an Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan by his aunt, Princess Anne, at the Comber mere Barracks in May 2008.
Prince Harry takes part in a round table discussion with HIV doctors at King’s College Hospital in south London, Thursday, July 7, 2016, as part of his desire to learn more and raise public awareness in the fight against HIV and AIDS both internationally and in the UK. In the coming weeks Harry will meet with staff at a London sexual health clinic to see their work first-hand and also travel to Durban, South Africa to speak at the World AIDS conference.
In October 2008, it was announced that Harry was to follow his brother, father and uncle in learning to fly military helicopters. After passing the initial aptitude test, he was to undertake a month-long course; if he passed that, he would begin full flight training in early 2009. Harry had to pass his flying assessment at the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop, the result of which determined if he would continue on to train as a pilot of the Apache, Lynx, or Gazelle helicopter. Having reached the requisite standard, Harry attended the Defense Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, where he joined brother William.
Harry was presented with his flying brevet (wings) by his father on 7 May 2010 at a ceremony at the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop. Harry had let it be known that he intended to fly Apache attack helicopters if he was successful in passing the rigorous Apache training course, after which time it could be possible for him to see active military service once again on the frontline in Afghanistan. During the ceremony, he switched his Blues and Royals’ Officer’s Service Dress cap for that of the Army Air Corps’ sky blue beret with a Blues and Royals badge.
On 10 March 2011, it was revealed that Harry had passed his Apache flying test and he was awarded his Apache Flying Badge on 14 April 2011. There was speculation that he would return to Afghanistan before the withdrawal in 2015. On 16 April 2011, it was announced that Harry had been promoted to captain.