Rachel Meghan (Meghan Markle) Duchess of Sussex is an American member of the British royal family and a former actress.
Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, attending private schools in the Hollywood area. During her studies at Northwestern University, from which she graduated in 2003 with a degree in theatre and international studies, she began playing small roles in American television series and films. In 2011, she debuted in her best-known role, portraying leading character Rachel Zane on the legal drama TV series Suits from 2011 to 2018.
In 2017, Markle announced her engagement to Prince Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and retired from acting. The couple married on May 19, 2018, and she became she became “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex”.
She was also included in the “100 Most Influential People in the World” list of TIME magazine in 2018.