6 Things to Know about Meghan Markle

Markle is an actress and humanitarian with 2.4m followers on Instagram.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed at Windsor Castle in May

With Prince Harry’s engagement to American actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle who is older than Harry, biracial, divorced and American, not the typical background for a British princess, Caribpress checks out what we need to know about the royal family’s latest addition.Meghan and Prince Harry

1) Markle’s father is Thomas Markle who is an Emmy award-winning former television lighting director and worked on shows including “Married With Children” and “General Hospital”. He married Ragland, a yoga instructor, in 1979 and they divorced in 1988.

2) Markle grew up with a black mother, Doria Ragland, a clinical therapist turned yoga instructor. Her father Thomas is white.

3) Markle’s mother lived in the Los Angeles suburb of View Park-Windsor Hills in the green-painted house a two-bedroom Spanish colonial style bungalow in one of the wealthiest primarily African American areas in the U.S.

4) Markle was briefly married to a film producer, Trevor Engelson, and appeared in “CSI 90210,” “Without A Trace” and “Castle” before landing her role in “Suits,” which prompted her to relocate to Toronto.

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5) Markle is an actress and humanitarian with 2.4m followers on Instagram (not a single one of Prince Harry) and has worked with organizations such as World Vision, the United Nations, One Young World and Myna Mahila Foundation to achieve equality for women worldwide. traveled to Delhi and Mumbai this January with World Vision to meet girls and women directly impacted by the stigmatization of menstrual health and to learn how it hinders girls’ education.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

(photos courtesy of Reuters)

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