Meghan Markle has been happily married to Prince Harry for six years now.
It’s fair to say that the couple have embarked on an extraordinary journey, having two children, leaving the Royal Family entirely, and moving to the US.
Of course, her union to Harry isn’t the first time Meghan Markle has been married – she actually tied the knot back in 2011 with Trevor Engelson.
Meghan and Trevor divorced just two years later, and she went on to become a big television star through her role in the series Suits. Trevor, meanwhile, continued his journey in the entertainment business.
What really caused the divorce between Meghan and Trevor is still quite the mystery. However, a royal expert has now suggested that Meghan divorced him “out of the blue” – and that there was a particular reason for her doing so.
Here’s all you need to know about Meghan Markle’s first marriage.
Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, California.
At a young age, she was welcomed into the world of show business thanks to her father, Thomas Markle, an Emmy award-winning lighting director. On many occasions, Meghan got to join her father on set.
She attended the all-girls Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, which was a big contrast compared to being on set.
“Every day after school for 10 years, I was on the set of Married, with Children, which is a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up,” she told Esquire.
“There were a lot of times my dad would say, ‘Meg, why don’t you go and help with the craft services room over there? This is just a little off-color for your 11-year-old eyes.’”
As a child, Meghan showed a strong will to change the world to a better place. By age 11, she saw a commercial for a dishwashing soap only aimed at women, which upset her.
“I don’t think it’s right for kids to grow up thinking these things, that just Mom does everything,” she said.
Her father supported his daughter’s will to change things, and aided her in writing to high-profile people, including Hillary Clinton, hoping they could help. Just a few days later, the company producing the soap changed its slogan from “Women All Over America” to “People All Over America.”
Since Meghan was very interested in show business, she went on to study communication at Northwestern University. She says she always wanted to act but “hated the idea of being this cliché a girl from L.A. who decides to be an actress.”
Later, she moved to Illinois to double-major in theater and international relations at the prestigious Evanston school.