Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (born Rachel Meghan Markle; August 4, 1981), 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 series Suits.
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 the Duchess of Sussex.
She is also known as Rachel Meghan Markle, Ms Meghan Markle, Princess Meghan Markle, Duchess Meghan Markle, Princess Meghan, Duchess Meghan, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Meghan Markle.