Meghan Markle Celebrates Her 37th Birthday Today! Here Are 37 Most Impressive Accomplishments So Far Duchess of Sussex Can Be Proud Of

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Meghan Markle is preparing to celebrate her 37th birthday on Saturday, so Nexter.org prepared cool facts about most important accomplishments and achievements of the newest member of the Royal family on this special day.

Here we go!

1. At age 20, Markle interned for a few months at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires.

2. Markle was also one of the briefcase girls on “Deal or No Deal.” She said it was a way to “make ends meet” while she was auditioning for other roles.

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3. Markle also designed two collections for the Canadian retailer Reitmans. A cashmere blend poncho and faux leather leggings were bestsellers.

4. Markle is an ambassador for Canada’s World Vision Clean Water campaign. She traveled to Rwanda in 2016 to help spread the mission.

5. Markle founded lifestyle blog “The Tig,” which she shut down in 2017. She wrote on the site: “I knew that girls were checking the site to see fashion tips or how to get a stellar blow dry, but in reframing the beauty content to include think pieces about self-empowerment, or feature dynamic women such as Fatima Bhutto, I was hoping to integrate social consciousness and subjects of higher value than, let’s say…selfies.”

6.  Markle worked as a freelance calligrapher. She did the calligraphy for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding invitations, and for Dolce and Gabbana’s notes to over the holidays.

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7. At age 11 she saw a soap commercial with the slogan, ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.’ So she wrote a letter to the soap manufacturer as well as to Hillary Clinton and other powerful figures. The commercial subsequently changed its slogan to, ‘People all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.’

8. Markle is a United Nations women’s advocate and she gave a speech at UN Women’s 2015 conference.

9. She can whip up a meal using only kitchen essentials. Along with her love of food, the royal-to-be claims to be a pro in the kitchen. “I can whip up a great snack on a whim with almost nothing,” she told Esquire. “I pride myself in figuring out how to elevate a dish with a little preserved lemon, or then a sprinkle of Maldon salt.”

10. Before playing Rachel Zane on “Suits,” Markle appeared in the soap opera “General Hospital” in 2002 and the sci-fi drama “Fringe” in 2009, as well as the comedy “Horrible Bosses” in 2011.

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11. She wore her own personal jewelry when filming Suits.  “All the jewelry that I wear on the show is my own personal jewelry and family heirlooms, like my grandma’s charm bracelet and my signet ring,” she told Marie Claire.

12. She loves sports and regularly attends yoga classes. “By virtue of growing up really outdoorsy in California, I love running,” she told Marie Claire. “And I do a lot of yoga, as well, so I think you just find that balance.”

13. Meghan has two adopted dogs from a shelter because Ellen DeGeneres told her to do so.

14. She’s “close friends” with Serena Williams. Williams and Markle quickly hit it off when they met at a celebrity charity event in 2014, according to the Daily Mail.

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15. She was Prince Harry’s plus-one for Pippa Middleton’s wedding. Early in their relationship, Harry reportedly drove about 100 miles to bring Markle to his sister-in-law’s wedding reception.

16. Markle was the most-Googled actress in 2016.

17.  She’s appeared in a movie opposite Robert Pattinson. Remember ‘Remember Me’, one of the first non-Twilight films RPattz made during the Twilight phase? Meghan played someone named Megan.

18. And became The Duchess of Sussex at the age of 36.

19. She had her wedding dress designed especially for her by Parisian label Givenchy, designed by Claire Waight Keller.

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20. She’s related to Shakespeare! According to a report by MyHeritage, which looked into Markle’s ancestry, the actress comes from the same lineage as William Shakespeare.

21. Her wedding with Prince Harry made Pornhub traffic drop for some time. Also Pornhub noticed that “Meghan Markle”,“Megan Markle” and “Megan Markel” inquiries reached as high as +2812% on May 21st.

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22. She is the first American to marry into the British royal family since Wallis Simpson, who Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry in 1936.

23. Her engagement ring was designed by Prince Harry and includes a larger diamond from Botswana and two smaller diamonds from his mother Princess Diana’s collection.

24. Worked with One Young World, helping the UK charity with their mission to encourage young leaders around the world to make lasting connections and initiate positive change.

25. She is the first person to hold the title Duchess of Sussex.

26. She attended Northwestern University and obtained a degree in communications in 2003.

27. She wrote an essay, “I’m More Than An ‘Other,'” that was published in Elle UK on her bi-racial ethnicity.

28. She also wrote a piece for Time magazine about menstruation in poverty-stricken nations, that in order “to break the cycle of poverty, and to achieve economic growth and sustainability in developing countries, young women need access to education.”

29. Markle and Prince Harry attend their first official royal event together at a fair organized by the HIV/AIDS Terrence Higgins Trust charity, marking World AIDS Day

30. She had a trip with Queen Elizabeth II for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

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31.  Meghan Markle walked unescorted down the aisle. She was the first royal bride in the UK to do so.

32.  Markle has her own the Coat of Arms created for the Duchess.

33. She now has an opportunity to hang out with Kate Middleton and the whole royal family.

34. She has traveled to a lot of countries such as Afghanistan and India, for several campaigns that involve human rights.

35. She has created a huge fashion break-through and everything she wears is sold out the next day.

36. Meghan changes rules in royal code and usually holds hands with Harry in public.

37. SHE MARRIED A REAL PRINCE LIKE IN FAIRYTAIL!

So, Happy Birthday, Meghan Markle, from all Nexter.org editorial team!


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Meghan Markle Celebrates Her 37th Birthday Today! Here Are 37 Most Impressive Accomplishments So Far Duchess of Sussex Can Be Proud Of
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