Forty two year old former American actress Meghan Markle is also the Duchess of Sussex who marriedPrince harry, Duke of Sussex, son of king charles three. Her interest in pursuing acting as a career started when she went to Northwestern University. Markle played the role of Rachel Zane for seven seasons from 2011 to 2018 in the American TV legal drama Suits. Side by side she was also able to develop a social media presence, which included The Tig which was a lifestyle blog. During The Tig period that lasted from 2014 to 2017, Meghan became more and more involved in charity work focused mainly on women's issues and social justice for all races, genders and sexualities.
Before marrying prince harry, she was married to American film producer Trevor Engelson but the pair got divorced later in 2014 after four years of marriage together. After becoming a part of the royal family in 2018, Meghan quit acting and was known as the Duchess of Sussex. The lovely royal couple has two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. But unfortunately, in early 2020, the couple stepped down from their responsibilities as royals and later moved to California with the intention of starting a new chapter living as normal American citizens. The very same year, the pair launched Archewell Inc., an American public non profit organisation that focuses on creative media ventures. She also released a picture book for children, The Bench, and launched a podcast, Archetypes. Meghan and Harry filmed an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, and starred in a Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, which was released in 2022.
Her Wedding Day
Markle even made her wedding day about charity and using the popularity and fame for a good cause by drawing attention to topics that are often overlooked. This was a great opportunity to raise awareness about issues she had openly talked about before. Prince Harry and Meghan selected seven organisations to give back to. Those charities included the Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA), Crisis, Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage and The Wilderness Foundation UK. After their wedding, they continued to work with organisations that aligned with causes they were passionate about including One Young World and World Vision. They didn’t stop their charitable and philanthropy work just because they stepped back from their royal duties.
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support
In 2021, Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in Dallas received a donation from Harry and Meghan through the Archewell Foundation the couple founded after leaving their royal status. Due to the stormy weather conditions that caused a lot of destruction in Dallas and Texas, the pair decided to donate to the shelter to support the people who were affected by the destruction. "Today, we learned that the news of the damages we incurred from Winter Storm Uri reached Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," the shelter tweeted. "Through their nonprofit Archewell Foundation, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing apartment complex and also helping us meet our immediate needs. Thank you, Archewell Foundation.”
World Central Kitchen
It was announced that the Archewell foundation will be working with World Central Kitchen to build four Community Relief Centers in the Caribbean. The first centre was completed in early 2021. World Central kitchen is a non profit organisation that is a devoted effort of many people and volunteers to provide quality food and meals to the victims of drastic climate changes and natural disasters. It is a great initiative to help communities recover from the loss of infrastructure, food, water, shelter and basic necessities after a natural amenity struck them.