Lifestyle The incredible life of actress, entrepreneur, and women's rights activist Meghan Markle

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Known for her role in legal drama "Suits," Meghan Markle is so much more than Prince Harry's girlfriend.

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Meghan Markle.

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Meghan Markle has barely been out of the headlines recently — and all because of the man in her life, Prince Harry.

Though they've reportedly been dating since July 2016, they hadn't made a public appearance together until Monday, when they attended the Invictus Games in Toronto.

But don't let the press fool you — Markle is so much more than the girlfriend of a British royal.

Born in Los Angeles, she is best known for her role on the legal drama "Suits," in which she plays Rachel Zane.

Away from the camera, she is a fashion designer and the founder of lifestyle website and brand The Tig, which she officially shut down last month. She also works as a women's rights activist for the UN's Women's Political Participation and Leadership programme.

From meeting political leaders in Rwanda to enjoying a British Sunday roast with a YouTube star, read on for the incredible jet-setting life and accomplishments of Meghan Markle.

Meet Meghan Markle, the 35-year-old actress, entrepreneur, and political activist who also happens to be Prince Harry's girlfriend.

Weekend shenanigans with @jessicamulroney (wearing my very favorite button down from @mishanonoo) #emo#8J+PvQ==##

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Best known for playing Rachel Zane in legal drama "Suits," she made her acting debut in "General Hospital" in 2002. She has also starred in shows including "CSI: NY" and "Castle," as well as films like "Get Him To The Greek" and "Horrible Bosses."



She lives in Toronto, where "Suits" is filmed. It was here that she reportedly met Harry in May while he was visiting the city to promote the Invictus Games 2017.



This means she, and her two adopted dogs, are used to the snow.

Snow day for my fellas, travel day for me. Here I come #NYC #emo#77iP##

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While "Suits" may have put her on the map, Markle is much more than just an actress.



She is an official advocate for the UN's Women's Political Participation & Leadership programme, and gave a speech for International Women's Day in 2015.



As part of her work with the UN, she travelled to Rwanda to meet female political leaders.

A beautiful day 1 in #Rwanda with @worldvisioncan. So happy to be back #emo#8J+PvA==###emo#77iP##

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In December 2014, she travelled to Afghanistan with General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on a United Service Organizations tour.



She also attended the One Young World Summit in Ottawa in September, where she met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.



Markle founded lifestyle website and brand The Tig, a venture she decided to officially shut down earlier this year. It featured travel, food, fashion, and fitness articles, as well as interviews with powerful women. Markle also blogged on issues like civil rights and empowerment.



The Tig also promoted Markle's "accessible" clothing line, "Meghan Markle Collection." The collection was launched with Canadian retailer Reitmans and every item is under $100 (£56).

The Tig also promoted Markle's "accessible" clothing line, "Meghan Markle Collection." The collection was launched with Canadian retailer Reitmans and every item is under $100 (£56). play

The Tig also promoted Markle's "accessible" clothing line, "Meghan Markle Collection." The collection was launched with Canadian retailer Reitmans and every item is under $100 (£56).

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She also has a passion for style and has ben seen wearing high fashion pieces from the likes of Chanel and Christian Louboutin.



Markle is big on interior design, and she often posts photos of her own cosy space.

Date night. So good to be home with these sleeping beauties. #homesweethome #bogart #guy #adoptdontshop

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She is a fan of art and collects pieces for her home.



Like her "Suits" character Rachel, Markle is a self-proclaimed foodie. She dabbles in everything from pizza to vegan food.

Vegan lunch & girl talk with little miss @lindsayjillroth #vegan #nomnom #friends #homesweethome

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She doesn't hold back on letting the world know she enjoys a cocktail (or two).



Keeping fit is also a priority, as evidenced by her impressive yoga skills.

"I bend so I won't break." #yoga #vacation (I finally did it!! Clearly couldn't stop smiling )

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Markle's social media accounts show the life of an international jetsetter. Whether for work, volunteering or pleasure, she seems to always be travelling.



She visits New York City so much that she calls it her "home away from home."



Another favourite is Positano on Italy's Amalfi coast.



More recently, however, she appears to have spent a lot of her time in London.

Gutted to be leaving #London - Thanks for a yummy breakfast @anderson_markus @sohohouse

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She even cheered on Serena Williams at Wimbledon in July.

So happy to cheer on my girl @serenawilliams at @wimbledon! Now let the games begin... #emo#8J+PvQ==###emo#8J+PvQ==##

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When she's in the city, Soho House is her favourite place to stay (although she now may call Kensington Palace home).



She seems to be learning the ways of British life by making friends with locals over a Sunday roast. Here she is with YouTube sensation Tanya Burr.

Sunday roast with @tanyaburr #London

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She has also spent time with former "Made in Chelsea" star Millie Mackintosh.

The best afternoon with @milliemackintoshofficial - so proud of you, darling @sohohouse @sfhmembers

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She was spotted looking cosy with Prince Harry at Coworth Park Polo Club.

Good Morning with Love #princeharry #meghanmarkle #love #truelove #girlfriend #boyfriend

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However, her base is still Toronto, where she continues to film "Suits." Prince Harry and Markle both attended the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in the city this weekend, but they sat apart. On Monday, they sat together and looked very much in love.

However, her base is still Toronto, where she continues to film "Suits." Prince Harry and Markle both attended the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in the city this weekend, but they sat apart. On Monday, they sat together and looked very much in love. play

However, her base is still Toronto, where she continues to film "Suits." Prince Harry and Markle both attended the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in the city this weekend, but they sat apart. On Monday, they sat together and looked very much in love.

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Still, one thing is certain – she certainly seems to be enjoying the time she spends in the UK.

#London #emo#77iP##

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