Prince Harry is the younger son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. 1
He’s known as one of the, if not, the most popular members of the British royal family. He developed a reputation as the bad boy in the fam but has since dedicated his life to philanthropy (much like his late mother) and serving and helping combat veterans.
Meghan Markle is an actress. 2
Born and raised in California, Megan is an actress best known for her role in Suits, where she played a lawyer named Rachel Zane.
She’s black and it’s relevant. 3
Born to an African-American mother and white father in Los Angeles, Meghan is biracial. It would make her the first mixed-race person in the royal palace. She wrote a story for Elle on how she found her voice as a mixed-race woman. "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,” she wrote.
They’ve been dating for over a year now. 5
News broke that these two were secretly dating on October 13, 2016.
She met his dad early on. 6
Meghan met with Harry’s father, Prince Charles, while visiting for part of Harry’s 32nd birthday party in September. How cute is that?
Their first public appearance was adorable. 7
The two were spotted and photographed in public together for the first time in December 2016 while shopping for a Christmas tree. They were seen at the Pines and Needles store in London.
Their first publicly photographed date was a play. 8
They went to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time in London’s West End.
Media coverage of the two has been overwhelming. 9
It got so bad, Prince Harry had to issue a statement asking the press and the public to leave the couple alone.
They are crazy about each other. 11
"We’re a couple,” she confirmed in her cover story for Vanity Fair’s September 2017 issue. "We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time.”
Meghan is friends with really amazing women. 12
In fact, she considers tennis star Serena Williams one of her closest friends.
Meghan is not a fan of Brexit. 13
She shared this anti-Brexit photo to her Instagram months ago. We wonder how the royal family feels about this.
Meghan is a dog lover. 14
She has two dogs named Bogart and Guy who have become almost as famous as her.
Meghan is a yogi. 15
Apparently she got into it through her mom who is a yoga instructor and social worker.
Meghan is a philanthropist. 16
In her Elle essay, she talks about how she’s use her celebrity to help her get involved in important social issues. She currently serves as a global ambassador for World Vision and is an advocate for U.N. Women. "The moment Suits became successful and I realized people (especially young girls) were listening to what I had to say, I knew I needed to be saying something of value."
Meghan used to be married. 18
She was previously married to movie producer Trevor Engelson. They divorced after two years of marriage.
Prince Harry dated a lot of women including pop star Ellie Goulding right before Meghan. 19
They never confirmed they were together though.
Meghan's engagement ring is everything. 20
Apparently the center stone comes from Botswana and features two smaller diamonds that once belonged to Prince Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana. How sweet is that? As for the gold band, it was actually made by Cleave and Company, which happens to be the queen’s dealer.