Meghan Markle has become one of the most watched celebrities in the world since her romance with Prince Harry became public in 2016. For many years, finding a newspaper without at least one story about the actress-turned-duchess was hard. Even though the press can sometimes get too close to the royal family, it’s easy to see why Meghan was such a popular topic. People were very interested in how this American actor from the TV show Suits had won the heart of one of the most eligible men in the world. Of course, it was easy to see why Harry fell in love with Meghan. Not only was she beautiful, but she also showed that she was smart and caring.
In fact, the more we learn about Meghan, the more interesting she becomes, especially when we find out things that seem a little, well, strange. Want to know some new things about the princess that might even surprise her biggest fans? Here are some of the strangest stories about Meghan Markle.
Meghan isn’t her first name at all.
Meghan isn’t her real first name. This is one of the most surprising things about Meghan Markle. The Sun says that the duchess’s real name at birth is Rachel Meghan Markle. Rachel was also the name of the character she played on the TV show Suits. When she gave her blessing to Meghan’s marriage to Prince Harry, the Queen had to use her full name.
Harper’s Bazaar pointed out that we still don’t know much about why Meghan uses her middle name. It’s possible that she likes Meghan Markle better as a stage name. After all, it does sound good! It’s also possible that her folks have always called her by her middle name since she was young. In fact, Harry has had a different name since he was born. His real name is Henry. No matter why Meghan gave up her first name, we could never call her “Rachel!”
Meghan Markle used to write things by hand.
Meghan Markle was a well-known actor before she became a duchess, but you might not know that she had a few other interesting jobs before her playing career took off. As a professional scribe was one of these jobs. Yes, she was an expert at writing in beautiful script! Not a bad skill for a duchess, if we say so ourselves.
Meghan told Esquire in 2018 that she learned how to write calligraphy while she was in school. “It was because I went to an all-girls Catholic school for about six years during a time when kids actually had handwriting class,” she said. It seems that she had no trouble writing in script. So, she became a professional calligrapher instead of waiting tables between acting jobs. She even said that she wrote the wedding cards for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton. Wow, it sounds like Meghan could have made a lot of money.
Meghan Markle has been doing yoga since she was a very young child.
It turns out that yoga was one of Meghan Markle’s first loves. She told “Best Health” that “Yoga is my thing.” The princess said that her mother, who is a yoga teacher, was the one who first showed her how to do yoga. She even took “mommy-and-me” classes when she was only seven years old. She remembered that it was hard at first, but her mom told her, “Flower, you’ll get the hang of it. Just give it time.” She was hooked by the time she went to college.
Meghan got into the habit of taking several hot yoga classes a week with her teacher, Duncan Parviainen, when she was an actor. She said, “He is so upbeat, and it’s so important to be around people who are realistic and optimistic, especially in my field.” It sounds like doing hot yoga with Parviainen would have helped her deal with the stress of becoming a member of the royal family as well.
Meghan Markle was a ‘briefcase girl’ on Deal or No Deal.
Acting is known for being a hard field to get into. Before they get their big break, most artists have to do a few odd jobs. It was the same for Meghan Markle. One of her first acting jobs was pretty strange, especially for someone who was going to be a duchess. She was one of the “briefcase girls” who worked on the TV show Deal or No Deal. Meghan told Esquire, “I would put that [job] in the category of things I did to try to make ends meet while I was auditioning.” She went on to say that she started the job right after leaving the U.S. Embassy in Argentina. How about that for a change?
Even though it wasn’t her dream job, Meghan found a silver lining by saying that it was a “learning experience.” She said it in a polite way: “It helped me figure out what I’d rather be doing.”
Meghan Markle is really crazy about this weird cooking gadget.
We all have strange interests, and the Duchess of Sussex is no exception. In an interview with Esquire in 2018, Meghan Markle said that her Vitamix blender is her strange passion. On Canada Day weekend, Meghan took a trip, and she brought her Vitamix mixer with her.
“Between my Vitamix and me, we pretty much fed everyone for the whole weekend,” Meghan said. She went on to say that she pretty much takes her beloved Vitamix with her everywhere. So far as I know, she even shipped the blender with her car once! In fact, she said she used it every single day. She said that I couldn’t go anywhere without my Vitamix. At this point, it sounds like an ad.” Wow, it sounds like Meghan is really crazy. Since joining the royal family, we wonder if she has had to stop travelling with her favourite Vitamix.
Meghan Markle has some knowledge about wine.
We know that the Queen doesn’t mind drinking a nice glass of German wine. In fact, The Sun says that there is a huge wine store full of good wines under Buckingham Palace. It seems that the Queen and Meghan Markle may have had some things in common in this area. In a 2012 TODAY story, Meghan said she loves wine very much.
“There’s nothing I like more at the end of a long day than a glass of wine,” Meghan wrote. She said she didn’t always care what kind of wine she was drinking, “as long as it was red.” But as time went on, she became more sensitive to colour. “My [then] husband and I just got back from a campervan trip through New Zealand, where we fell in love with so many out-of-the-way wineries.” She also said, “Finding a great wine is part of the fun, but the best part is the first sip of a glass that was made with so much care that you want to thank the winemaker in person.” It seems like wine is important to Meghan.
This tennis player is best friends with Meghan Markle.
It’s not a big surprise that the Duchess of Sussex has some impressive friends. But Meghan Markle’s list of famous friends isn’t quite what you might think. For example, it is said that the queen is best friends with tennis player Serena Williams. Williams and Meghan met at the DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, as Meghan wrote in her blog in 2014. “We hit it off right away,” Meghan wrote. “We took pictures, laughed during the flag football game we were both playing in, and talked not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old-fashioned girly stuff.”
Later that year, Meghan went to the U.S. Open Championship to cheer on her friend. When Williams won the Grand Slam, Meghan allegedly posted a photo on Instagram from the stands to congratulate her.
Everyone knows that the royal family is crazy about tennis. In fact, Meghan went to the 2019 Wimbledon Championships to watch her friend play (according to The Sun).
As a child, Meghan Markle was very awkward.
It’s hard to picture Meghan Markle going through an awkward time as a teen. The duchess always looks put together and great. Her hair is always smooth, her skin is always beautiful, and she has great style. But she told Esquire that she wasn’t always so stylish, especially when compared to her dad’s glitzy coworkers.
She said, “My dad was the lighting director and director of photography for Married… with Children.” “It’s a funny and strange place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up,” said someone who knew Meghan.
Meghan said that she didn’t really fit in with the rest of the group. She joked, “Just imagine me with curly hair, a gap in my teeth, a little school uniform, and Keds on, looking up at these very, um, provocative women and saying, ‘Hi.'” It sounds like Meghan has changed a lot since she was in Catholic school.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are linked to each other, but not very closely.
It turns out that Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, are connected, but it’s a very, very long way back. The Daily Mail said that the two people had a common grandfather who lived in the 1500s. It seems that Meghan’s grandma on her father’s side is the link. Meghan’s late grandmother, Doris Markle, didn’t exactly live like a royal. In fact, she worked at a dollar shop. Still, she had a common ancestor with the royal family.
Ralph Bowles was the name of this family member. He was once County Durham’s High Sheriff. The family tree of one of his grandchildren goes directly to the Markle family, while the family tree of another grandchild goes straight to the Queen Mother. It looks like Meghan has always been a queen. Not only that, but on her father’s side, through her grandpa, she is related to German people who had their own coat of arms.
Plastic doctors get a lot of requests to make noses like Meghan Markle’s.
People often want to look like their favourite celebrities. Some even get plastic surgery to look like their favourite stars (via Radar Online). It turns out that Meghan Markle has one thing that makes her very famous. Plastic surgeons have told E! News that Meghan Markle has the most famous nose.
In November 2017, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg, MD, said, “Patients started coming to see me about six months ago requesting Meghan Markle’s nose.” It seems that as her friendship with Prince Harry went on, her nose became more and more famous. Dr. Greenberg continued by saying that Meghan’s nose has a “refined” look. “Let’s just face it,” he said. “She’s beautiful, but she seems like the girl next door, too.” Now that we think about it, we have to say that Meghan does have a very good nose.
Meghan Markle began singing when she was young. In high school, she sang “Santa Baby.”
Even though Meghan Markle has stopped acting since she married into the royal family (according to Harper’s Bazaar), it’s clear that she’s always had a strong desire to perform. In fact, a tape of the duchess singing “Santa Baby” in her high school’s Christmas show has been found. It seems that the show happened in 1998, when Meghan was only 17 years old. In the video, Meghan and her classmate Natalie Fryman, who also went on to become an actor, can be seen lip-syncing to the song. For the show, the two girls wore simple all-black outfits and Santa hats.
The Sun said that Meghan’s act showed that she was becoming the woman she would be. One person in the crowd is said to have said, “When Meghan was younger, she was a bit awkward, but by this time, she had grown into a beautiful young woman, and this shows that she was really enjoying it.” They also said, “The performance went down really well.”
This is the shocking person Meghan Markle likes.
Like most of us, Meghan Markle has a crush on a star that is a little bit embarrassing. Even though she is happily married to Prince Harry, the duchess didn’t mind saying that she likes star Dennis Quaid. You probably know him as the dad from the movie “The Parent Trap.” Even so, he’s not usually thought of as one of Hollywood’s hottest guys. Still, Meghan seems like she’ll never get over her crush.
In 2016, she told Best Health, “You’ll laugh at who my famous crush is, but I’ll never get over it. I really like Dennis Quaid. She went on to say that she also has a crush on the politician Madeleine Albright. “She learned German while she was sick in bed. How cool is that!?” Meghan went crazy. We can’t deny that those are some odd choices. We love that the duchess has her own special crushes and isn’t afraid to say so.
Meghan Markle’s engagement ring was changed.
Meghan Markle changed the look of her wedding ring, which some might have thought was risky. Town & Country said that Meghan was seen in 2019 with a brand-new eternity band on her ring finger. This was after the birth of her son Archie. Most people thought that Prince Harry gave her the ring to celebrate the birth of their son Archie or maybe their first wedding anniversary.
Meghan was also wearing a remade engagement ring, which she wore along with her new ring. From what I can tell, the ring was fixed and the band went from being made of solid gold to having tiny diamonds on it.
People have a lot of ideas about why the duchess changed the band on her wedding ring. Some people thought it might be because her fingers got bigger when she was pregnant. Some people thought she might be trying to make her jewellery look better together. Lucky for Harry, Meghan didn’t make too many changes to the ring. The three big diamonds are still there. In their first appearance with the BBC, Harry said that two of those diamonds came from Princess Diana’s jewellery collection.
This is Meghan Markle’s ‘weird’ way of using video chat.
Everyone has their own quirks, and it looks like the Duchess of Sussex is no different. Some experts on the royal family say that Meghan Markle has a strange habit of staring at her husband Prince Harry during video talks. Due to the COVID-19 plague, Meghan and Harry have had to move their work online in 2020, just like many of us. As noted by the Express, some people noticed that when Harry spoke, Meghan would often turn to look at her husband instead of the camera, which is what most people do during a video call.
On ET Canada, Keshia Chante said, “It always freaks me out when Meghan looks at Harry while he’s talking.” She then joked, “I’m always like, ‘What are you looking at? Is he biting on something?” (From Express. Once you notice Meghan’s strange habit, watching the two of them on video conference calls is funny, but we think Meghan’s “staring” is just good manners. After all, it’s nice to listen carefully when someone is talking.