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>> From Windsor Hills in Los Angeles to Windsor Castle ,Meghan Markle's royal journey began in a southern California town where her mother still lives. The actress engaged to Prince Harry.>> He got on one knee.>> Grew up in LA, the daughter of an African-American mother and a white father.
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Her parents divorced when she was young. After attending an all girls Catholic high school, she moved to Illinois where she studied theater and international relations at Northwestern University. Her acting career began with small parts on shows like CSI but she got her big break when she landed a role on the USA network drama Suits.
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She met prince Harry on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend. He reportedly made repeated visits to see her in Toronto where Suits is filmed, and it was in Toronto where they made their first public appearance together. Months later, an engagement.>> Matter of fact, I could barely let you finish proposing.
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I was like can I say yes now?>> But it's not the first time she's said yes. In 2011 Markle married movie producer Trevor Engleson with the marriage ending just two years later, reportedly because of her role in Suits since Toronto became more home than LA. Despite that to some, like the owner of a spa she frequented, Markle was very much a Californian at heart.
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>> She was always lovely, born and raised in California and just having that more laid back, I don't know if it's because you're by the ocean I'm not sure what it is, but there's just a vibe.>> That vibe possibly what attracted the prince to Markle, an American girl who once reportedly wrote in her blog that quote, most things can be cured with either yoga, the beach, or a few avocados.