Who Is Meghan Markle? 15 Facts About Prince Harry's New Girlfriend

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Social media can't get enough of Prince Harry and his new girlfriend, "Suits" actress Meghan Markle.

Early on Sunday, rumours began swirling that the prince had been dating Markle for months and on Monday afternoon People magazine confirmed it.

According to the magazine, a close friend of the prince admitted the pair have been dating for "a couple of months."

During that time we're sure the prince has gotten to know the 35-year-old American actress quite well, but many royal fans might still be wondering who exactly is the stunning brunette who managed to capture the prince's heart.

Below, we've rounded up 15 interesting facts about the prince's new girlfriend. One thing's for sure, she's certainly much more than just a pretty face.

She's Mixed.


No filter. Just happiness with my mama bear. #homesweethome #LA #californialove #iloveyoumom

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Markle was born in California to an African-American mother and a Dutch and Irish father.

Her Nickname Is...


Flower. Her mom has called her this since she was a child. She also goes by Meg, MM and M&M.

She's A Main Character On The Show "Suits"

The waiting game begins. Season five finale of @suits_usa tonight! Who's tuning in? #suits #rachelzane

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She got her big break playing paralegal Rachel Zane on "Suits." Prior to that she had roles on shows like "Fringe," "CSI: Miami" and "General Hospital."

She Lives In Toronto

Time to play in the snow before heading to set. #adoptdontshop #bogartlovesit #guynotsomuch #snowday

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Markle lives in Toronto with her dogs.

She Was Dating A Canadian Chef When She Met The Prince

You've been wonderful, Toronto. After nearly 10 years we've decided to serve our last burger on the 29th of this month. It's been such a special place for all of us at 89 Harbord Street - it's always been about the people more than anything else. Can't speak highly enough of the team I've been so fortunate enough to work with - beyond talented, caring and class acts, all the way around. And to everyone who's ever come through the door - from patron to regular to friend and now like family. We've seen the neighbourhood grow up around us - and first dates turn to into families of their own with booster seats at the bar. It's not an easy decision but with all of us having moved on to ventures outside of the restaurant - it only made sense to pass the torch (pink walls) to the next tenant of 89 Harbord. Can't wait to see what becomes of it. If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, please do drop in and say hi to the team that have held it high on their backs for all these years. We'll miss you. Lots of love from all of us. #THR #Toronto #Harbord

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Markle was dating Chef Cory Vitiello when she met Prince Harry in May. The couple broke up that same month and Markle started talking to Harry more frequently following the split, the National Post reports.

She's Divorced

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In 2011, Markle married her boyfriend of seven years in Jamaica. Two years later they separated.

She Loves Fashion


Markle runs her own lifestyle blog called The Tig. She covers everything from food to travel and fashion and beauty as well as influencers.

She's A Frequent Flyer

And away we go ✈️ #TigTravel with my gals @lindsayjillroth & @luc7m :: tap image for details:: @_thetig

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Markle's Instagram feed is filled with images of her hopping on planes and lying by the beach. "I spend almost every week on a plane, and between travel for work, or press, or more importantly for humanitarian work, it is my access to experience this big beautiful world of ours," she wrote on her blog.

Television Is In Her Blood

Just me, @greggsulkinofficial & a cameo by the queen. #BTS #antisocial #budapest #london #filming

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Markle grew up surrounded by TV cameras since her father was a lighting director on the set of "Married with Children." She also grew up practicing yoga. "My mom is a yoga instructor, and I started doing mommy-and-me yoga with her when I was seven," she told Best Health Magazine.

She Practices Calligraphy


Prior to getting a small gig on "General Hospital," Markle worked as a freelance calligrapher and even did the wedding invitations for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding in 2005. The note shown in the photo above was written by Markle to a HuffPost Canada Style editor, regarding her Reitmans collection.

Her BFF Is Jessica Mulroney

#aboutyesterday 🌴 A day of rest with my gal pal @jessicamulroney

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Yes, the former Prime Minister's daughter-in-law Jessica Mulroney. Markle often posts pictures of the pair vacationing together and hanging around at home.

She's Also Close To The Trudeaus


Perhaps the current Prime Minister introduced the pair while showing the prince around Toronto?

She's A Humanitarian

Dance time. @worldvisioncan (🎥: @gaborjurina ) #Rwanda

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Markle has travelled to Rwanda as a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada. She Is also a supporter of the United Nations He For She Campaign.

And She Has A Soft Spots For Soldiers


The prince and the actress can most definitely bond over their shared respect and gratitude to servicemen.

She's Already Met His Family

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According to the Sun, Markle met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on one of her recent trips to London.

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