There’s a royals watch on Meghan Markle.
The up-and-coming American actress is now standing under a bigger spotlight since news of an alleged relationship with England’s most eligible bachelor, Prince Harry, broke over the weekend.
Markle has since become a trending topic on Google, she’s on the cover of this week’s Us Weekly and People magazine claims an engagement is “certainly a possibility.” Markle is not commenting and Kensington Palace is staying mum.
While the world tries to decipher Markle’s recent Instagram post of two bananas hugging, here are a few facts about the beautiful brunette and possible royal in waiting.
Markle, 35, currently stars as Rachel Zane on the USA legal drama, “Suits.” She’s had roles on “CSI: Miami,” “90210,” “Without a Trace” and “General Hospital.” She also appeared in a few films, “Get Him To The Greek,” “Remember Me” and “Horrible Bosses.”
Markle grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in communications.
She’s talked about struggling with her ethnic identity as a child. Last year, Markle wrote a column for Elle saying she also found it difficult to land roles. “I wasn’t black enough for the black roles and I wasn’t white enough for the white ones,” she wrote. “Leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn’t book a job.”
When not acting, Markle focuses her energy on her lifestyle website, The TIG, where she shares recipes and tips for fitness and travel. She’s also a United Nations advocate for women and has worked with the Clean Water Campaign.
Markle was married to film producer Trevor Engelson for two years. The couple divorced in 2013.
Markle is a dog lover. The actress often shares photos of her two rescue dogs on Instagram and advocates for others to adopt pets, too.