It has been suggested on a number of occasions Meghan Markle is the “dominant” person in her relationship with Prince Harry. Former friend of the royals Lady Colin Campbell went so far as to suggest during an interview for her book Meghan and Harry: The Real Story with New! Magazine, “I think he’s so desperate to please her and go along with whatever she says, no matter how ill-conceived it is. He is that besotted with her.
“Harry is a strong character just like Meghan – he is well educated, has served in the military, and has gained a wealth of life experience.
“Meghan is often the one being blamed for being dominant, but a mature man like Harry would not let this be the case.
“Harry does what he wants to do, and if this is protecting his wife and looking after his family, that’s his prerogative.
“I don’t think Meghan is the dominant one. A lot of people have got this impression of her through the way she was represented in the media after the pair married.
Sami said: “I believe that the couple will go from strength to strength.
“When a couple is in love and happy, nobody on the outside has the right to judge them.
“The happiness they feel with each other is the ultimate goal within a marriage – and they have that.”
Who is Meghan Markle? A profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.
Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.
Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.
She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.
She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.
Charity and humanitarian work
Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.
She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.
And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.
In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.
But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.
She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.
And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.
They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.
Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.
She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.