Rachel Meghan Markle, was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. She went on to study theatre university school of communication, graduating in 2003. She pursued a career as a screen actress, appearing in a number of tv series before landing the recurring role of Rachel Zane on the USA Network show Suits (2011). In 2002, Meghan had her first TV role as a guest on General Hospital and appeared in number of other series that included Cuts, The War At Home, CSI: NY and 90210. In addition to that, she has done big-screen works, appearing in such films as Get Him ToThe Greek (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), as well as the tv movies When Sparks Fly (2014) & Dater's Handbook (2016). Meghan also ran the lifestyle blog The Tig from 2014 to 2017.
From 2016, she dated Prince Harry: they met during a blind date set up by mutual friends. They announced their engagement on November 27, 2017 and got married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in May 2018. Meghan is now named the Duchess of Sussex and is a member of the British Royal Family. In October 2018, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex announced that Meghan is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019 #BabySussex.
14 January The Duke & Duchess of Sussex will visit local organisations in Birkenhead
16 January Will visit Mayhew, an animal welfare charity, in London
16 January The Duke & Duchess of Sussex will attend the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem in support of Sentebale at the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Foundation Meghan as Patron
Since : May 2018
Following her engagement to Prince Harry in 2017, Meghan has become involved in the work of the Foundation, and became its fourth patron following her marriage, on 19 May 2018. The Royal Foundation programmes currently revolve around four main themes of work; mental health, wildlife and conservation, young people and the armed forces community.
The National Theatre Meghan as Patron
Since : January 2019
The National Theatre's extensive UK-wide learning and participation programme supports young people’s creative education through performance and writing programmes like Connections, New Views and Let’s Play. The National Theatre invests in the future of theatre by developing talent, creating bold new work and building audiences, partnering with a range of UK theatres and theatre companies.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Meghan as Patron
Since : January 2019
Established in 1913, the ACU is the world's first and oldest international university network, with more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries. It is the only accredited organisation representing higher education across the Commonwealth.
Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help long term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.
Established in 1886 and entirely funded by public donations Mayhew is an animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of dogs, cats and people in communities both in London and internationally. Mayhew looks for innovative ways to reduce the number of animals in need through pro-active community and educational initiatives and preventative veterinary care.
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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex spent their last day in Sydney at the Invictus Games, to watch the Wheelchair Basketball Final at Quaycentre. They also presented after the match medals to the US players, who won.
In the evening, The Duke and Duchess attended the Closing Ceremony of the Invictus Games at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Meghan was wearing an olive green custom tuxedo dress from Italian designer Antonio Berardi. She took the stage before her husband to deliver an amazing speech that you can discover in the video below.
With that said, and on a very personal note, I just wanted to thank all of you for welcoming me into the Invictus family. I am truly so grateful to be a part of this with each and every one of you.
And I’m not sure if many of you know this, but a few years ago, before I had met my husband, I had the incredible honour of visiting troops deployed all over the world; from the UK to Italy and Afghanistan, and several other countries. In travelling to these military bases, I was given a very special glimpse into the lives of those who serve our countries.
This evening, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended the Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards in Sydney. Every year the Australian Geographic Society recognises feats of excellence in adventure and conservation. Meghan presented the award for Young Conservationist of the Year to student, Sophia Skarparis. This young lady had petitioning the New South Wales state government to ban single use and heavy retail plastic bags.
Early in the morning, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the St George Building to call on the Prime Minister S. Akilisi Pohiva and other Cabinet ministers in Nuku’alofa. Meghan was wearing a green-and-white striped dress by Australian designer Martin Grant.
Atfer their meeting, Meghan & harry watched a solo dance, known as Ta’ulunga, at a National Youth Event at Fa’omelua Convention Centre. And then outside the Convention Centre, they were given traditional Tongan garlands during their visit of an exhibition of beautiful Tongan handicrafts.
For their next engagement, Meghan did a quick outfit change for a blue Veronica Beard Cary Dress. The Duke & Duchess headed to Tupou College and the Toala Forest Reserve to unveil two Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy plaques. They even saw a beautiful parrot that have been released in the reserve. To protect herself and the royal baby against Zika virus, Meghan skipped one part in the forest to watch the Boys Choir performed traditional Tongan music to commemorate the event.
Before departing for Sydney, Meghan & Harry travelled to The Royal Palace for an official farewell with The King and Queen of Tonga.
To begin their second week in Australia, Meghan took some rest while Harry was taking care of their engagements on his own on Fraser Island. Our Duchess has only done one engagement to meet members of the public at Kinfisher Bay Resort. She was looking refreshed in a Reformation Pineapple dress & Sarah Flint sandals with Karen Walker black sunglasses.
On day 5 of their Australian tour, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended the official opening of the extension of the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park. The Anzac Memorial is a place of commemoration and remembrance of the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping activities since 1914.
After a short visit back at Admiralty House to change their outfits, Meghan & harry travelled by boat to attend their first Invictus Games competition of the week: the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge at Cockatoo Island.
In the evening after a storm delayed the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex arrived to attend a reception hosted by The NSW Premier at Sydney Opera House.
After the reception, Meghan & Harry were sitting with the other competitors of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. It was an emotional and inspirational opening ceremony for everyone.
On day 4 of their visit to Australia, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex stayed in the city of Sydney for several royal engagements. They started their day early in the morning to take part in a ‘Fluro Friday’ session with One Wave members at Bondi Beach in Sydney. One Wave is a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues and is holding weekly Fluro Friday sunrise sessions at beaches around the world to raise awareness for mental health. They dress up in the brightest outfits possible and surf/swim/do yoga. Meghan & Harry also took the time to meet members of the public gathered on the beach. They received lots of gifts for them and the future royal baby.
After a short break at Admiralty House, Meghan changed her outfit for a gorgeous blue dress by Roksanda. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the Macarthur Girls Highschool in Sydney. They took part in “League in Harmony” program which is promoting social cohesion and empowerment for girl students.
For their last engagements of the day, it was all about politic meetings. The Duke & Duchess met with the leader of the opposition at Admiralty House and then they met with the Prime Minister Bill Shorten at Kirribilli House to discuss their visit to Australia and their work with the Invictus Games.
On day 3 of their australian tour, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex flown away to Melbourne city. They’ve been welcomed by thousands of people in front of the gouvernment house and greeted with a lot of gifts.
Then, they attended an official reception at the Government House of Melbourne. Meghan and Harry met young leaders from across Victoria and were showcased two F1 miniatures cars which they got to race. As a big dog lover, Meghan even met a cute labrador named Williow : a guide dog for blind person or person with low vision.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex joined a cooking session alongside young people involved in the Charcoal Lane Mission Australia training programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. In that same note, they viewed a mural painted outside the restaurant which pays homage to Fitzroy’s Aboriginal identity and made by a group of street artists. The mural references the cultural connections Fitzroy has to Australia’s first peoples.
In the afternoon, the couple visited Albert Park Primary school. They joined this school Paradise garden to learn how their students use compost bins, a wrom farm and a vegetable garden.
After visiting the primary school, Meghan & Harry took one of Melbourne’s famous tram to head off to South Melbourne beach.
For their last engagement of the day, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex joined a BeachPatrol clean and met some life savers at South Melbourne Beach. Beach Patrol is raising awareness about the issue of plastic in the oceans and the environment. It’s very important everyone: throw everything in a bin or keep it in your coat pockets. We have to think about the future of our oceans and beautiful nature.
On day 2 of their visit to Australia, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the city of Dubbo. It was a heavy rainy day but they did all their engagements with a big smile on their face.
Firstly, Meghan & Harry arrived at the city regional Airport and met a lot of well-wishers after landing in the morning. A lot of children came to have the chance to talk to the couple and even hug them.
Then, they walked to the Royal Flying Doctor Service near the airport of Dubbo. Harry and Meghan met around a hundred of patients, staff and RDFS volunteers inside the service’s airport hangar.
For their second engagement, the Duke & Duchess went to a local farm at Mountain View in New South Wales. The NSW drought co-ordinator and former National Rural Women of the Year showed them how to feed stock to see the effects of drought on local farmers. They also had a chat with the Woodley family whose struggling with the drought effects.
In the afternoon, the couple met residents at a community picnic BBQ in Victoria Park and enjoyed activites even if the weather was not in the mood to shine. Meghan was holding Harry’s umbrella as he was giving a touching speech about mental health, depression and the through drought the city has been struggling with for years.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex have received a warmed welcome from the students of Dubbo’s Senior College during their last engagement of the day. On her side, Meghan met girls students of the Girls Academy,which supports individuals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders backgrounds, to discuss school programs and she was very impressed with their work. Before heading back “home”, they watched students playing touch footballs and netball drills.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex began their first day in Australia by meeting Australia’s Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney. They received cute gifts after they announced their baby news: a kangaroo and a joey. They also took beautiful pics in the garden of the house which offers spectacular views across Sydney Harbour.
Meghan was wearing a gorgeous white dress by the Australian designer Karen Gee with stunning butterfly earrings and a gold bracelet, which belonged to Lady Diana.
Then, they visited Taronga Zoo and met koalas. They were invited to open the Institute of Science and Learning and Meghan had the joy to cut the ribbon.
To reach the Sydney Opera House for their next engagement, our royal couple traveled by boat on Sydney Harbour.
Meghan & Harry met members of the public in front of the Sydney Opera House. A lot of fans came to congratulate the couple. Inside the Opera, they watched a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
For their last engagement, the Duke & Duchess attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House.