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Who is Meghan Markle?

Meghan Markle is Prince Harry’s unconventional bride-to-be.

The couple will wed on May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The 36-year-old biracial American actress is most famous for her role as a lawyer in the drama show “Suits.”

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Markle and the prince have dated since July 2016, but they first kept their relationship a secret and relied on cozy nights in.

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So we, we reversed the whole process ... it’s provided different opportunities. And has made us a hell of a lot closer in a short space of time.

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On one of those cozy nights in, while the couple was roasting a chicken for dinner, Prince Harry proposed.

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Markle told Vanity Fair in September 2016 that their relationship is simple to explain, “We’re two people who are really happy and in love.”

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The pair share a passion for philanthropy. It was one of the first things that connected them.

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I think … that’s what got Date 2 in the books, probably.

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Markle is a United Nations advocate for women and uses her platform as a TV star to champion gender equality, clean-water campaigns, pet adoption and the eradication of modern slavery.

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This won’t be the first marriage for Markle, who was married to film producer Trevor Engelson for two years before they divorced in 2013.

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And like Harry, Markle’s parents are also divorced. Her parents split when she was young, but they remain on good terms and even take vacations together as a family.

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Markle said her parents prepared her for the challenges of being the child of a white father and a black mother. In a 2015 essay for Elle UK she wrote:

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I wasn’t black enough for the black roles and I wasn’t white enough for the white ones, leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn’t book a job.

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After their relationship was made public, Prince Harry warned the press to not harass Markle. He has also accused social media trolls of sexist and racial abuse against his fiancée.

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But a good portion of social media is super excited that Markle will bring some #blackgirlmagic to the royal family.

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Markle won’t be an official princess because she wasn’t born into the royal family, but she will be a “lowercase-p” princess by marriage.

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Most likely, she will take on the title of duchess, just like Kate Middleton when she married Harry’s brother Prince William.

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