Happy Childhood Days
The divorce of her parents did not influence her happy childhood. She was always a good and happy kid. Her father winning $750,000 in the lottery opened up the opportunity to enroll Meghan in the best school.
Meghan as a Baby With Her Half-Sister
Samantha is a half-sister from Meghan’s father’s previous marriage, with an age difference of 17 years. They were never fond of each other, on the contrary, especially now. Nowadays, Samantha is writing a book about her titled “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.” She is even planning to turn it into a Hollywood movie or TV mini-series.
Meghan’s Mom Set Up a Good Example
Even from a very young age, she was introduced to hospices and lacked basic human needs. Her mother influenced her to be thoughtful and to help those in need by donating food.
Thanksgiving has always been a good opportunity for that and for showing gratitude.
Physical But Not Emotional Distance
She is still very close to her dad, and their bond has remained strong even though they are far apart from each other. Her father now lives in Baja, California. Both of her parents were over the moon when their daughter got engaged to Harry.
Even though she has become part of one of the most prestigious families globally, she had a normal childhood and was not always that glamorous.
In this picture, she looks just like any other kid visiting a zoo and enjoying her popcorn.
Meghan’s College Life
She graduated from Northwest University in 2003. She completed two sets of degree requirements – theater and international studies. On top of that, she was part of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and enjoyed theater programs.
Friends Praise Her
Her high school friends show great appreciation for Meghan and say so many nice things about her. Also, many of them have always considered her a great inspiration to others. It was because of her determination in life and highflier attitude. A few of her friends even spread the word about it in People magazine.
The Best Relationship of a Mother/Daughter Duo
Meghan is very close to her mother, Doria, and she was the first to find out about Meghan’s engagement with Harry. The public found out weeks later. It is also believed that he asked Meghan’s mother for her permission first.
A Super-Likable Person
Everyone who gets to meet Meghan immediately loves her. In this photo, she is with her sorority sisters, and it’s obvious how much they loved her, and the same goes for her professors. They all had an overwhelming amount of respect and admiration for her.
Meghan has always been an activist at heart and fought for gender non-discrimination. She has also been very supportive of mixed-race or multiracial people.
She had a tour of Buckingham Palace in her teenage years.
She went to England when she was only fifteen and had a tour of Buckingham Palace, amongst other places. No one could imagine that she would be a princess and live there one day.
Meghan also has a Half-Brother and Loves Spending Time With Him.
Meghan is also very close to her half-brother, Tom Jr., and he was so happy as well to hear about her engagement. They still have a good relationship.
A strong bond between Meghan and her Father
Even though she was always so close to her father, they had a big quarrel when she was 18 years old. Fortunately, that didn’t last long, and they found a way to work things out. Nowadays, they are closer than ever.
Art Lover Since Her Childhood
Meghan loved performing even when she was little; she loved the stage. In this photo, we can see her at one of the productions her school organized. That love continued growing, and all the effort she’s put into that paid off.
Small TV Roles
She was a part of the show Deal or No Deal as a suitcase girl before she got into acting. In one of the interviews she gave, Meghan said she had similar jobs while getting more significant roles.
As we have mentioned earlier, Meghan always participated in theater productions. That goes for her college days too, where she got to play Sleeping Beauty. Hence, we can say that all that experience meant a lot and played a big part in her professional career development.
Very Beginning of Her Career
One of the smaller acting roles that she landed was in 2005, in the movie A Lot Like Love, where she co-starred with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet. Even though it was a small role, it had a significant impact on her career.
Proud of Her Legacy
As you probably know, Meghan is biracial cause her dad is white and of Irish descent, while her mother is Afro-American. Some people might be ashamed because of it, but that is something she is very proud of, and that’s why she fights for multiracial and civil rights. In one of the interviews, she also said: “My dad is Caucasian, and my mom is African American.
I am half black and half white. While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that. To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”
The Fight for Cultural Harmony
Besides being proud of her heritage, she fights for equal opportunities for people of all races. Furthermore, she believes that all people should have the same legal, molar, and political rights, regardless of physical traits such as skin color. Meghan is also against airbrushing public photos so that people with the same ethnic features appear to be less Afro-American. She is so proud of her ethnic features.
Beauty with Brains
Meghan was always devoted to succeeding in life, and that’s why she considered education to be extremely important. That’s probably thanks to her mom’s influence, who also graduated from college with a master’s degree in social work.
She Loves Calligraphy
Calligraphy is simply one of Meghan’s talents, and not many people know that she was a freelance calligraphist. At some point in her life, when she was younger, she used it while trying to earn a living before making it in Hollywood.
Meghan is known to be a goal achiever. She always knew what she wanted, and launching her fashion line was one of those things.
The Fight for Women’s Rights
Meghan fights for both racial and gender equality, and she is a strong feminist. She often speaks in public about the range of topics that concern her.
Has the Qualities of a Good Politician
Besides being a women’s rights advocate, Meghan strongly believes that we need more women in politics and that their involvement can strengthen gender equality. She is also of the opinion that women should play a more active part in council meetings.
Not the First Actress to Marry Into Royalty
Some people may not be familiar with the fact that Meghan is not the first actress that became royalty. It was Grace Kelly who married the Prince of Monaco in the 1950s and became the princess.
Making Fame a Positive Action to Change the World
Meghan uses her fame to do good in the world. She considers herself lucky to be known worldwide, not only for marrying a prince but also for an acting career.
Choosing a Memorable Name
It may come as a surprise, but her first name is Rachel, and Meghan is her middle name. When she became an actress, she decided to go by the latter because it’s easier to remember.
Proud to be an American
Meghan is a proud American, which caused some disagreements in the royal family. Many people wouldn’t accept her as queen if Harry became king.
A nude photo scandal happened to Meghan before she married Harry, similar to what happened to Kate. Luckily, everything was sorted out smoothly and briskly.
The Royal Family expressed concerns about Harry’s relationship with Meghan
Meghan’s been married before and divorced from Trevor Engelsen, whom she dated for quite some time. They got married in 2011 and divorced two years later, in 2013. Her divorce was another reason that raised concern. Many feared that she would not fit into the royal family.
Their Love Was More Substantial Than Any Obstacle
Harry decided to propose to Meghan in 2017, even though his family was quite concerned about that marriage. The happy couple decided that nothing will stand in their way and that their love should always come first.
Harry decided to surprise Meghan by including diamonds from Princess Diana’s engagement ring, and he was the one who chose the design himself. It differed so much from William’s choice of the ring for Kate.
Loves Her Pets
Meghan is known to be a great animal lover, and she is the owner of two dogs, a beagle that was given the name Guy and labrador Bogart. She only brought the first one to London because the other was not feeling good enough to travel.
On Very Good Terms With Other Famous People
Meghan made some great friendships in Hollywood, and some of her besties are Priyanka Chopra and tennis superstar Serena Williams.
Importance of Yoga
Meghan loves yoga, and it’s in her blood since her mom has been working as a yoga instructor for a long time. Meghan practices it to stay fit and grounded, as she stated in an interview with Best Health.
Meghan’s Generosity is her foundation of happiness
Meghan was always empathetic towards those who were less fortunate, which was long before she married Harry. They both share the same passion and desire to help others. That is also one of the reasons why they make a perfect couple.