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5 Things You Need To Know About Prince Harry's New Girlfriend, Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle says there's something romantic about a man wearing a scarf and knitted hat.

Meghan Markle has been dating Prince Harry for a couple of months now, but not too many people are familiar with who she is. While most people know that she's an actress, they don't know what show she is on or what movies she has been in. So, we're here to tell you all about Prince Harry's new leading lady with these five facts.

1. What's In A Name?

For starters, Meghan's first name isn't actually Meghan. It's Rachel. She was born Rachel Meghan Markle but has gone by her middle name for quite some time.

2. She's Super Hard-Working In Her Career

Markle started her career in 2002 and landed a small role on General Hospital. From there, she did whatever she could to make ends meet. She took on very small roles in films like Get Him To The Greek and even did "busy" work at times. According to Us Weekly, Markle actually addressed Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's wedding invitations!

In 2011, Markle got a pretty big break. She landed a role as a paralegal on the show Suits on the USA Network. She has since moved to Toronto, where the show films.

3. She Takes a Cue from Other Celebs With "The Tig"

Something else that you probably don't know about Meghan Markle is that she has her own lifestyle website called The Tig. She talked about how she came up with the name during a recent interview with Glamour Magazine.

"The name The Tig comes from a wine called Tignanello, and the first time I had a sip of this wine, it was such an 'aha' moment. I finally understood what people were talking about when they spoke about the body, the legs, or structure of wine. That for me became a Tig moment — this feeling I get when I'm like 'I finally get it!' It translates to fashion, too, that it's not just clothes — clothes can be art," she said.

4. Harry Isn't Markle's First Big Love

Markle was married to Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013, but she does not have any children.

5. It's No Surprise She Fell For Prince Harry

Since Markle and Prince Harry started dating they have spent time in both Toronto and London. Markle has already visited Harry at his home at Kensington Palace, where she allegedly met Prince William.

The 35-year-old met Prince Harry a few months ago, though how they met seems to be up in the air still. Some outlets report that she was set up with Harry by a mutual friend while others claim that the two met at a film festival of sorts. Regardless, they hit it off right away and have been heating up ever since!

It's not surprising that Markle fell for the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana; she seems to have always had a thing for British guys.

"I love how British guys dress for the cold. I'm from LA so I'm used to seeing people in sunglasses and flip-flops. There's something so romantic about a man in a scarf and a knitted hat. I love how much men call you 'darling' here. I'm a sucker for a compliment," she told Esquire UK back in 2013.

Effie Orfanides

Effie Orfanides is a freelance writer from Boston, Massachusetts. She began writing about relationships in 2009 before branching out into all aspects of celebrity, entertainment, and hard news for a variety of sites. In her spare time, Effie enjoys traveling, fine dining, and taking selfies. Oh, and she spends a good deal of time figuring out ways to become Blake Lively's BFF.

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