Watch as we trace the evolution of Meghan’s style from Hollywood actress to HRH The Duchess of Sussex.
In her previous life…
Meghan Markle, born Rachel Meghan Markle, was once a fairly recognizable Hollywood actress, thanks primarily to her role on television’s Suits as “Rachel Zane,” the beautiful biracial paralegal who aspires to become an attorney and captures the heart of the series’ lead, Mike Ross. This photo was taken at the Anti-Defamation League Awards Dinner in Los Angeles in 2011—three months after the show’s premiere and one month after her real-life wedding to Trevor Engelson. Check out these 20 times Markle channeled her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
Meghan, is that you?
On May 17, 2012, Meghan posed for the cameras at the USA Network’s Upfront Presentation, wearing a beige miniskirt and ivory sleeveless shell with cut-out open-toed pumps. Her hair appears to have been lightened to a chestnut-auburn shade. This is a look we aren’t likely to see the Duchess of Sussex trying out again because it goes against the Queen’s fashion rules in multiple ways. Find out more dress code rules the royal family needs to follow.
A now-retired smile-style
In September 2012, Meghan posed for the cameras at the 13th Annual InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association Toronto International Film Festival Party in Toronto with a pouty smile we haven’t seen since she became involved with Prince Harry.