Meghan Markle: 16 Things to Know About Prince Harry's Love

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In case you've been living under a rock that doesn't even have wifi, you've probably heard that Prince Harry has found a new lady love in this chick named Meghan Markle.

But who is she? What's her story? Where did she come from?

Well, sit back and learn, folks ...

(UPDATE: Since we originally posted this gallery, the romance has heated up. BIG TIME! They're engaged!)

1. She's an American actress.

She's an American actress.
Meghan was born and raised in L.A., and while she's got several film and television credits to her name, she's best known for playing Rachel Zane on Suits.

2. She's smart.

She's smart.
Meghan graduated from Northwestern University, where she double-majored in International Relations and Theatre. International relations ... like the kind she has with Prince Harry, eh? Eh?

3. She does a lot of humanitarian work.

She does a lot of humanitarian work.
Meghan's worked in Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign, she presented for a gender equality at the United Nations Headquarters, and she's traveled to Afghanistan on a USO tour. Seems like she'd be a great fit for the royal family, huh?

4. Her father is famous, too!

Her father is famous, too!
Well, in a way -- her dad, Thomas Markle, worked as a cinematographer and lighting director for such classic shows as Married with Children, The Facts of Life, and General Hospital.

5. She's an animal lover.

She's an animal lover.
Meghan has two rescue dogs, Bogart and Guy, and she loves them very much. Can you blame her?

6. Seriously, she loves her dogs.

Seriously, she loves her dogs.
Did this photo just make your heart grow three sizes, Grinch-style? Of course it did.

7. She's biracial.

She's biracial.
Meghan's mom is African-American, her father is Irish and Dutch, and she's 100% gorgeous.

8. She has her own lifestyle site.

She has her own lifestyle site.
It's called The Tig, and she covers topics like food, travel, fashion, and beauty. So it's like Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP, only much more tolerable.

9. She's into calligraphy.

She's into calligraphy.
She did it professionally before she got her big break -- she even did wedding invitations for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton!

10. She's good at relationships.

She's good at relationships.
Before Harry came along, Meghan was with producer Trevor Engelson. They started dating in 2004, got married in 2011, and were divorced in 2014. She's down for the long haul, and that's what a prince needs, right?

11. She's just like us!

She's just like us!
Here's what she posted on Instagram for Halloween. She's already a zillion times more likable than Kate Middleton!

12. She's on Snapchat.

She's on Snapchat.
This is not a drill. Meghan Markle could potentially be actual royalty, and she's on Snapchat. What a time to be alive.

13. No, she's REALLY on Snapchat.

No, she's REALLY on Snapchat.
It's the dog filter. Prince Harry's girlfriend takes selfies with the Snapchat dog filter. Relatable AF.

14. She can rock the hell out of a bikini.

She can rock the hell out of a bikini.
A crotcheted watermelon bikini, no less.

15. She doesn't need makeup to be gorgeous.

She doesn't need makeup to be gorgeous.
Seriously, look at that face. Just look at it.

16. She does yoga.

She does yoga.
Prince Harry is a lucky, lucky man.

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