10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Meghan Markle

Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard of Meghan Markle: the American actress who will very soon be lucky enough to live out the preteen dreams of countless girls and become (gasp!) royalty.

In the months since Prince Harry of Wales announced he will be tying the knot in May, the media swarmed to introduce the world to his fiancée … which wasn’t too hard, considering she’s already in the public eye. In 2011, she landed the role of paralegal Rachel Zane in USA’s law drama Suits and has starred in the series ever since (but this season will be her last – after all, royal duties await).

If you’re finding yourself curious to know more about the future Her Royal Highness Princess Harry of Wales, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Meghan Markle.

1.) Her First Name Is Actually Rachel

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First thing’s first, Meghan isn’t even her real name … well, her first name at least. She was born Rachel Meghan Markle but has never talked about why she chooses to go by her middle name instead.