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18 May 2018
Behind the scenes - Meghan Markle

About Meghan Markle

The editorial team has a feeling that the media is avoiding Meghan Markle's past, so we searched the Internet for information as it only right for the public to know about a future member of the Royal family.  After all, we all pay for it.

Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Doria Loyce Ragland, a social worker and yoga instructor, lives in View Park–Windsor Hills, California.  Her father, Thomas Markle Sr., who lives in Rosarito, Mexico,is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning retired lighting director, whose profession resulted in his young daughter often visiting the set of Married...with Children. Markle's parents divorced when she was six years old.  She has two older paternal half-siblings, Thomas Markle Jr. and Samantha Grant.

Markle began a relationship with actor and producer Trevor Engelson in 2004. They married in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on September 10, 2011, and divorced in August 2013.

Since June 2016, Markle has been in a relationship with Prince Harry,who is sixth in line to the British throne.  Prince Harry and Markle met on a blind date that a mutual friend set up.  The press began to report the relationship in October 2016.  On November 8, 2016, the British royal family's communications secretary released an official statement that addressed a "wave of abuse and harassment" directed toward Markle.  The statement described sexism, racism and defamatory stories directed at her, including an unspecified "smear on the front page of a national newspaper".  During a September 2017 interview with Vanity Fair, Markle spoke in public for the first time about her love for Prince Harry.  Later that month, they made their first public appearances together at an official royal engagement at the Invictus Games in Toronto.


Compare with Mrs Simpson and the past

Wallis Simpson (born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986), later known as the Duchess of Windsor, was an American socialite whose intended marriage to the British king Edward VIII caused a constitutional crisis that led to Edward's abdication.

Wallis grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father died shortly after her birth and she and her widowed mother were partly supported by their wealthier relatives. Her first marriage, to U.S. naval officer Win Spencer, was punctuated by periods of separation and eventually ended in divorce. In 1931, during her second marriage, to Ernest Simpson, she met Edward, then Prince of Wales. Five years later, after Edward's accession as King of the United Kingdom, Wallis divorced her second husband to marry Edward.

The King's desire to marry a woman who had two living ex-husbands threatened to cause a constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom and the Dominions, and ultimately led to his abdication in December 1936 to marry "the woman I love".   After abdicating, the former king was created Duke of Windsor by his brother and successor, King George VI. Edward married Wallis six months later, after which she was formally known as the Duchess of Windsor, without the style "Her Royal Highness". She was instead styled as "Her Grace", a style normally reserved for non-royal dukes and duchesses.

......... Wikipedia

To many, especially Americans, the British Royal family is like a soap drama with all the family events.   The Queen's children alone have had dramatic family experiences and now with her grandson marrying a mixed race Americian it shows how  times have changed.

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