British royal Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement earlier today. The royal wedding is set for next spring.
Here are 7 things you may not know about the latest addition to the Royal family
1. Her nickname is “Flower”
Markle’s mother Doria calls her Flower, but her other nicknames are Meg, Nutmeg, MM, and M&M.
2. She’s a foodie
Meghan is a self confessed food lover and keen chef. She’s also a fan of hot sauce and revealed: “I love a kick to my food”.
3. She met Harry through his old school friend
The Suits actress is close friends with designer Misha Nonoo who was married to Alexander Gilkes, one of Harry’s old school friends.
4. She was the most-Googled actress of 2016
While this will probably come as no surprise, once it was revealed the pair were dating, those who hadn’t seen Suits needed to know everything about her
5. She’s an ambassador for World Vision
One of the things that reportedly drew Harry and Meghan together was their shared love for charity work. Meghan became a World Vision Global Ambassador in 2016 after travelling to Rwanda to help with a new clean water pipeline
6. She speaks Spanish
Markle had a job at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires after graduating and perfected her Argentinian Spanish.
7. She’s a dog lover
Markle has two rescue dogs – Guy and Bogart – who she says “mean the absolute world” to her.