Prince dating actress
But then, unlike some other “commoners” romantically linked to Britain’s royals, Markle is no stranger to media exposure and the world of show business.
Some tabloids had alluded to Markle’s mixed-race heritage, pointing out she has an African-American mother and a white father.Harry and Markle held hands for their first official appearance together in September in Toronto at the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded service personnel that Harry spearheaded.Both were dressed casually in jeans, smiling and chatting as they arrived for a tennis match.She studied at a girls’ Roman Catholic high school before attending Northwestern University in Illinois, where she studied theater and international relations.Markle married film producer Trevor Engelson in 2011, but the pair divorced two years later.Last year the Prince made headlines by taking a HIV test himself in a Facebook Live video earlier this month, in an appeal for more people to get tested.
Earlier this year the Prince praised the work of Mermaids, a charity which works to support transgender children.
Several days later, Harry was photographed kissing Markle on the cheek as he joined the actress and her mother in a luxury box to watch the event’s closing ceremony.
Markle said she met Harry through friends in London in July 2016, and that they had been dating quietly for several months before the romance hit the headlines.
The media attention then became so intense that Harry took the unusual step of officially confirming the romance in order to warn the media off.
In a strongly worded statement issued through the palace, the prince pleaded for reporters to stop intruding on his girlfriend’s privacy.
Markle, best known for her role as an ambitious paralegal in the hit U. legal drama “Suits,” surprised many when she shared her feelings for Harry in a September cover story for Vanity Fair.