Many little girls dream about someday becoming a princess. The idea of royalty — and a literal Prince Charming — has been Hollywood fodder for as long as many can remember. For Meghan Markle, the American-born Tinseltown native, that fantasy will soon come to fruition. While she’s not your typical soon-to-be royal, she will be having the typically expensive royal wedding.
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Meghan Markle Net Worth: $5M
Born on Aug. 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, Meghan Markle is the daughter of Thomas Markle, a former camera operator on TV shows like “Married With Children,” and Doria Ragland, a yoga instructor and social worker. Markle had a fortunate upbringing thanks in part to her father winning the lottery to the tune of $750,000 when she was 9, which reportedly allowed her to attend prestigious private schools and graduate from Northwestern University in 2003.
Markle has an estimated net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Meghan Markle’s Acting Career
Unlike most royals, Prince Harry decided to choose a bride who had already made a name for herself in the world of showbiz. Markle’s first acting gig in the U.S. was on the popular soap opera “General Hospital” in 2002, before getting roles on other hit shows such as “CSI,” “Without a Trace” and “Fringe.” In addition to having her name attached to some box-office hits like “Horrible Bosses,” “Get Him to the Greek” and “Remember Me,” Markle is perhaps best known for her role as Rachel Zane on the legal drama “Suits.” Starring in the show since 2011, after the royal engagement announcement broke in late 2017, it was confirmed Markle would not be returning to the show for its eighth season.
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Meghan Markle’s Personal Life
In addition to breaking the mold as an actress, Markle also shook things up at Buckingham Palace thanks to her past personal life, as well.
Prince Harry won’t be Markle’s first husband — in fact, she was married to film producer Trevor Engleson in 2011, but divorced him just two years later. Despite being romantically linked since 2004, her marriage to Engleson deteriorated “totally out of the blue,” and left him feeling like “a piece of something stuck to the bottom of [Markle’s] shoe,” according to a new book about Markle written by Princess Diana’s former biographer. These days, reports surfaced that art might be imitating life for Markle’s jilted beau — Engleson is planning a new show about “an American divorcee mother who marries a British prince.”
Meghan Markle’s Wedding
After their historic engagement announcement on Nov. 27, 2017, the royals have been busy with another wedding to plan — and although the British royal family is footing the bill, royal weddings are not cheap.
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was confirmed to take place on May 19, 2018, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The Saturday wedding goes against normal royal tradition — typically, royals marry on a weekday — but tradition-breaking is something that the couple seems to be keen on. Once they are wed, the nuptials will make history — Markle is set to host quite a number of firsts within the British royal family: first American, first actress and first bi-racial person to be bestowed a “Her Royal Highness” title, just to name a few.
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