Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981, to Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle. Meghan has been a member of the Royal Family since she married Prince Harry in 2018, and has since promoted a number of charitable and philanthropic causes. But prior to her royal role, Meghan built her own career as an actress.
What did the Duchess of Sussex study at university?
Meghan grew up in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse.
After graduating from the all girl-Catholic school, Immaculate Heart High School, Meghan secured a place to study at Northwestern University in 1999.
Northwestern is located in Evanston, Illinois, just a few miles away from Chicago.
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During this time, Meghan spent much of her time residing in Toronto, and she also ran her own lifestyle blog, The Tig.
Meghan’s engagement to Prince Harry was announced in November 2017, and the couple subsequently married in May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Following their wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex commenced their roles as senior working members of the Royal Family.
However in January 2020, the Sussexes announced on their Instagram account, Sussex Royal, that they wished to “step back” from their senior royal roles.
Eventually it was decided the Sussexes could leave senior royal life behind and pursue their own income, but they would no longer be able to represent the crown in an official capacity.
Meghan and Harry now live in a mansion in California with their son Archie Harrison, who was born in May 2019.